Whitestone Gallery Seoul Opening
Whitestone Gallery Seoul ©Kengo Kuma and Associates
Whitestone Gallery is pleased to announce its arrival on the mainstage of Korea’s art scene with the launch of a new space in Seoul this coming September. The Seoul gallery will be Whitestone’s seventh international branch, following locations in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Taipei, Beijing, Singapore, and Karuizawa.
To mark the gallery’s opening, Whitestone will hold a group exhibition entitled, “We Love Korea.” The show will feature thought-provoking works by East Asian post-modern and avant-garde artists, as well as exciting works by global contemporary talents.
The exhibit will revolve around works by Japanese artist Miwa Komatsu, who has won high acclaim in Japan. Komatsu is well-known for images of mythical animals and deities from Eastern traditions which evoke powerful emotion and are based on elemental spirituality. In addition to exhibiting her works, Whitestone Gallery has organized a live painting session by the artist, marking her debut in Korea.
Artist Miwa Komatsu ©Komatsu Miwa Studio
The works will be presented in an inspiring and engaging gallery space designed by celebrated Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, whose distinct style harmonizes interior design with the surrounding environment. Kuma also directed the renovation, ensuring attention to detail in every aspect. From the basement level to the fourth floor, the gallery boasts three main exhibition spaces that total 700 m² as well as a scenic rooftop area where sculptural works will be installed.
The online store has also published an interview with Kengo Kuma about his design of Whitestone Gallery Beijing.