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The Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong presents the upcoming exhibition Concrete + Jungle (2023 Open Call Artists), featuring the major artworks of the four artists from Korea and Hong Kong, KyungJin JEONG (鄭敬陳), Ken CHUNG (鍾家俊), Mindy LUI (雷恩兒) and Yiseul JUNG (정이슬) including their paintings, installations and video productions. The artists captured moments that they had witnessed in daily lives and presented them from their perspectives, using their own media of presentation. They address different topics in the living environment, daily items and the cities surrounding them. They zoom in on every mundane bit in their daily lives with their penetrating insights into the space they live in.
The artists share the theme ‘City Life’. They treat the characteristics discovered in their observation in daily lives, especially in their city lives and living environments, as the subjects of their artwork. They observe mundane items, such as laundry under the sun, rice grains and a boiler in a bathroom, as well as unique items, such as gosiwon (a tiny dorm room), an old house with water leaks, an adapter that converts voltage and an artificial scene of nature in a city. It remains as the audience’s decision, instead of the artists’, to decide whether the subjects are general or unique. Except for Jeong’s work, it is not easy to determine how the artists see the city and the place they are living in, in terms of whether they are critical or affirmative. They leave the decision to the audience by not making any judgement to their work but only putting the moments of discovery and what they observed in their work.