Searching for the secret place in your heart...

The woven imaginative stories invite you to the forest of nostalgia. If you listen closely, you can hear the footsteps of dreams. What we encountered deep in heart was...
"We finally met."

-Shiozawa Karen


Whitestone Gallery Seoul is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Korea by the young Japanese artist Shiozawa Karen, titled 《Secret Place - Finally met》, from May 4th to June 9th. This exhibition aims to explore the deep connection between the past and present and between humans and nature through the diverse new works of Karen Shiozawa.

Shiozawa’s artworks intertwine memories of the past with the realities of the present, merging her childhood spent in the Netherlands with her experiences as an artist today. Through this, viewers will have the opportunity to revisit their own childhood landscapes, sensations, and sounds, thus reconnecting with a pure past.

Using the technique of filling the surfaces of wooden panels with bright colors and then overlaying them with darker shades, the artists depict landscapes, architectural structures, and the image of a girl. This technique will create an effect inviting viewers into the lush forests and European-style buildings depicted within the artworks, illuminated by the light emanating from the bright colors. Additionally, this exhibition will feature numerous pen drawings, as well as video footage, providing glimpses into the creative world of the artists. Visitors will not only possess their own space-time through this exhibition but will also rediscover the deep connection between nature and humanity.

The primary thematic consciousness behind the artists' works in this exhibition is to awaken the senses of those who view them. Hoping that the emission of light in her creations guides you on a journey of imagination, the exhibition anticipates that viewers will experience a unique journey, freely transcending between dreams and reality, past, and present through the art encapsulated within.


70 Sowol-ro, Yongsan-ku, Seoul, Korea
+822 318 1012
+822 318 1013
Opening Hours: 11:00 - 19:00
Closed: Monday
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Opening Reception

2024.05.04 15:00-
*Artist will be present