The Return of the Fishermen to Paradise is a series of paintings based on a newspaer photograph, which inspired Seo to deal with the conflict of reality versus her dreams. She believes our fast paced world needs a counter-balance that the enormous speed of our time will catch up with us.
The Return of The Fishermen to Paradise
Von Lintel Gallery is pleased to announce The Return of the Fishermento Paradise, the first solo exhibition in the United States by SouthKorean Artist SEO. A graduate of the Berlin Academy, SEO studied under George Baselitz as a master student. As a result of her first exhibition in 2003 she has become one of Germanys most widely received artists and has been praised by major newspapers and art critics. Combining Asian influences with her impressions of Europe, SEO offers the viewer a unique and poetic experience. The surfaces of herpaintings are quite complex being built up through the application of multiple layers of drawing, painting and collage. The Return of the Fishermen to Paradiseis a series of paintings basedon a newspaer photograph, which inspired SEO to deal with the conflict of reality versus her dreams. She believes our fast paced world needs a counter-balance, that the enormous speed of our time will catch up with us and that humanity will once again look to the values of the past. Not because all things of importance tend torepeat themselves, but because there can be no other solution. Formy inner balance Ineed this vision of a new romantic future. SEO has exhibited in Europe and Asia. Her work is included inpermanent collections in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, alongwith a number of other European and Asian Museums. She has also participated in the Gwangju Biennial, one of the most important exhibitions in East Asia.
November 18 - December 23, 2004
OPENING RECEPTION:Thursday November 18th, from 6-8pm.
For more information please contact the gallery at 212 242 0599
VON LINTEL GALLERY
555 WEST 25th STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10001