WE ALSO DESERVE TO LIVE
JULY - 12 SEPTEMBER 2015
Minho Kwon is a storyteller and an image-maker. His densely, multifaceted drawings command your attention. Kwon's specialness as an artist is the ability to fuse industrialised South Korea with Korean culture and it's political economic history through the expressive power of drawing. The result is potent, brooding and dream-like; dark blueprints for a dystopic past.
His colossal drawings at first seem to be incomplete; architectonic lines have been drawn and rendered with an obsessive attentiveness to detail, demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of his materials layers of pencil, graphite and charcoal.
WE ALSO DESERVE TO LIVE has transformed The Foundry Gallery into a test-bed for Kwon's vast architectural creations. Views that cannot be found in one drawing can be found in another, There is no one way to look at the works or a linear path to follow the visual gaps you find allow you the space to construct your own story.