Contrary to the past that pursued only formative beauty, contemporary art exists in the form of fusion of various fields other than art.
<FareWell> focuses on the youthful and inventive creativity of three artists who are active in creative activities in various fields such as literature, fashion, and performance based on fine arts.
They are expanding their artistic areas through SNS (Social Network Service). In modern society, SNS is the intersection of meeting and mediation of experience.
The museum exists through art, and the art is completed only when the audience exists.
This exhibition presents the value of art that has become more important to the audience as a modern characteristic of SNS.
You can see the works without coming to the museum, and you can interact without meeting the artist.
NOVO, Siki PARK, and KANG Cheolgyu made their own experiences and ideas in their own way. Their work shapes the memory of facing individuals and awakens potential emotions.
As the created emotions expand, based on their experiences and emotional memories, the audience takes the message of the back as if they are reminiscent of memories.
The exhibition title is borrowed from the English word ‘farewell’ which is a combination of 'Fare' and 'Well'. When the end of the year comes, everyone thinks of 'farewell'.
Yet it is also the starting point of a journey for a new beginning, not an end. This exhibition is structured like a story. From the first exhibition room, you will leave your own FareWell.
You can imagine infinitely because it is a world that has not reached yet, and it can be a thrill with new hope and expectation because it is not reality.
When you achieve something, you feel bliss, but it is not easy, so the end of the year always leaves a lull, so you are going to leave again.
For a new beginning of everything leaving, FareWell!
Siki PARK has been has been working on photographs of Byron Bay and its surroundings in New South Wales, Australia since 2014.
'Rear view series' is a work from the third person perspective of this coastal daily life surrounded by beautiful beaches and undamaged natural environment.
Snapper rocks is reminiscent of Caspar David Friedrich, one of Germany's greatest romanticism painters.
However, if Friedrich's rear view is a lost person feels helpless at the end of the world, the back of PARK present is a moment of pace to the new world.
The face can not be seen, so it can exist in any form. It may be a rush, a hesitation, a crush or a spleen before the start.
As everyone who goes on a trip, the audience will join the lonely contemplation through the 'Rear view' and see a faint but surely present future and hope.
"You do not have to plow. I feel good enough just by floating on the water. I like the feeling of sinking down in the water.
It is okay to stay in grass without cutting them away. What is like in the sky? Is it as good as staring the sky?
The forests, rivers, and sky that KANG Cheol-gyu draws are away from real nature.
The dark greenish blue image of deep sea or universe is a poetic space in which light and darkness, agony and healing, fantasy and reality coexist.
The work that was drawn to escape from exhausted daily life became a desire for nature, and the traveler in the painting became more free and dream wander.
The world of serene beauty that can not be experienced in the modern city, this lonely but comforting space makes you immerse only in yourself.
The small lights in the work are the driving force of the exploration that illuminates the unfamiliar places and guides the audience out into the canvas like a journey through ambiguous dreams.
NOVO uses a unique croquis, typography, that looks like a graffiti to issue the stories about art, culture, and his own personal experiences.
Apart from the general idea of art, NOVO continuing the creative works by covering various genres such as installation, painting and tattoo.
The words, alphabets, and numbers that can be seen in NOVO’s work - symbolic or metaphorical - imply a world that is familiar to the artist himself.
Hope, oil, M, 13, and so on, almost every time text has a new meaning as an image.
'Hope' means wish in the same context as the artist's signature paper plane.
'Oil' is used when talking about my own colors that can not be mixed with someone, '13' and 'M' are connected by the 13th alphabet, M, which means Mother.
NOVO's work is a joyful and charming entity that has secured aesthetic autonomy. Like the paintings and graffiti painted during childhood, familiar things in daily life become motifs,
and the original artistic creativity adds to this delightfulness, which is another language that proves its existence beyond the visual enjoyment of simple images.