Dreamers is a solo exhibition by the South Korean artist Sung Jik-yang, which showcases his 12 latest paintings, aiming to highlight the hope and essence of the diverse individuals in his work.
The artist whose primary focus is on painting portraits of the people around him, masterfully captures his subjects' identities and desires through exquisite detail and attention. Whether friends, lovers, colleagues, or strangers, these subjects come to life on his canvases, revealing their innermost dreams and desires.
The large-scale paintings in the exhibition often depict subjects in seated poses inspired by the conventions of art historical portraiture. The main character in the piece is enveloped in a retro-glam background that features intricately patterned wallpaper, faded floor tiles, and a collection of colorful books – all of which suggest an artistic environment. They pursue a career that requires unwavering passion and dedication, also a dream shared by artists. Through this connection, parallel journeys of artistic pursuits are explored in depth, and artworks are imbued with shared commitments and aspirations.
Sung Jik-yang - << Dreamers >>
Date: 16 Sep – 14 Oct 2023
Gallery: Mou Projects
Address: 202, The Factory, 1 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong