Su-Jeong NAM, Exploring the Harmony in Nature Through Line at Agora Gallery NYC

Top Quote Chelsea's Agora Gallery will feature the original work of South Korean artist Su-Jeong NAM in East Meets West: An Exhibition of Fine Art from Asia. Agora Gallery opens its doors for public viewing of this exhibition on April 1st with a reception on Thursday April 7, from 6pm to 8pm. Admission is free. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) April 06, 2016 - The work of South Korean artist Su-Jeong NAM is an exploration of numerous detailed and delicate lines, drawn layer by layer until they form grasses or leaves. She isn't simply drawing landscapes, however, but using lines to describe the essential harmony she sees in nature and the universe. Starting with dry pigments, the artist first colors her paper, then begins drawing. Gradually, the forms of flower petals, stamens, pistils and leaf veins emerge.

    From a young age, Su-Jeong NAM's weak eyesight forced her to train herself to view objects in a different way. Now, instead of looking at a flower and seeing a flower, she sees the lines that make up the flower - not just the outline or the lines that might be visible on the surface, but lines down to the cellular level. It's this description of the innumerable lines that make up our world, and yet which most people can't see, that makes this work unique. The artist, who received her BFA from the Busan National University in South Korea, says she hopes her paintings give people a feeling of optimism through her canvases' bright, fresh color and form.

    Exhibition Dates: April 1, 2016 - April 21, 2016
    Reception: Thursday April 7, 2016, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
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    Featured Artists:
    East Meets West: An Exhibition of Fine Art from Asia
    Yoshiko Kanai | Takashi Kogawa | Koya | Su-Jeong NAM | Ken Wada

    About the Exhibition
    A Collective of Asian Art: East Meets West

    In the exhibition East Meets West, artists from different backgrounds, nations, and disciplines come together for a fascinating display that introduces a New York audience to the Asian perspective. These artists each have unique stories and backgrounds, and their works draw from a variety of influences, from traditional artistic techniques to modern, Western schools. The result is a fascinating cultural immersion: an exciting insight not only into the minds and lives of these artists, but also the current trends and voices coming out of the international art scene today.

    About Agora Gallery
    Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea's fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery's expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization's specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

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