두민 | Do Min
“Dice has a meaningful attributes of life. Dice thrown in the air means a coincidence of life and an unknown destiny and the fallen dice shows the result in the inevitable fate.” It sometimes is motionless in the limited frame of the canvas. The moving dices in the water and in the air is like a cross-section of life. Despite what fate though, the energetic sentiment expressed in the work demonstrates the fate itself is already in the hand of oneself and thus arouse an optimistic attitude like ‘Carpe diem’.
As detail as photo-realism, Do Min’s portrayal of the transparent beauty from the reflection evokes Narcissus desire. The image of the work is the result of a performative act of looking at the projection actually throwing the dice hundreds of times until he finds a satisfactory image to proceed with. Also, the canvas does not end with a two-dimensional plane but becomes a three-dimensional by applying epoxy on the image of dices.
His quest begins from the projection of desire and attitude of life to the interest in painting itself, and now pinpointing the basic elements such as brushing methods and rendering light. He currently studies whether the brush strokes representing the subtle changes of light can be seen through to the emotional, and wishes to show the power of moving objects in the work. The titles – <Fortune Holic> and <Enjoyable> - infer that he now reached the stage to enjoy the painting itself.
Born 1976, Korea
2003 B.F.A, Chugye University, Seoul
2013 Enjoyable, Gana Art Busan, Korea
2011 Fortune Holic, Gana Contemporary, Seoul
2009 Fortune-Janus, Gana Arts Gangnam, Seoul
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 REALEYES, Gallery Caution, Tokyo
2014 Art 14 | olympia, London, Art Palm Beach, Miami
2013 Gift of 7th Room, Soul Art Gallery, Seoul
KOREAN COLLECTIVE, Albemarle Gallery & Shine Artists, London
2012 Plastic Days, PoHang Museum Of Steel Art, Pohang
2012-2008 INSA art center, Seoul / Gana Art Center, Seoul / Interalia
Space A, Korea
ARCO_madrid ART FAIR 2010, Korea International Art Fair, Hong Kong International Art Fair, Art Taipei
2005 Danwon Grand Art Exhibition, Special Prize
2003 Joongang Grand Art Exhibition, Special Prize / NewFrontier Grand Art Exhibition, Special Prize
RESIDENCY; 2008~ Gana Atelier, Jang-heung, Korea
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