Peres Projects looks forward to presenting a curated booth for KIAF Seoul 2023 with a selection of works by artists from the gallery program.
Encompassing painting, sculpture, and photography, our presentation brings together a large group of international artists at various stages in their careers, including Sholto Blissett, Harm Gerdes, Nicholas Grafia, Donna Huanca, Jeremy, Dylan Solomon Kraus, Austin Lee, Mak2, Anton Munar, Marc Padeu, Cece Philips, Paolo Salvador, Yves Scherer, Rafa Silvares, Manuel Solano and Kiyan Williams.
Spanning a wide range of approaches to both figuration and abstraction, the presentation unfolds an introspective journey from the individual to the collective.
Examining first the intimacy of our bodies and homes, with works by artists such as Donna Huanca, Mak2, and Cece Philips, the presentation also includes a significant number of works that incorporate cultural references as varied as ancient myths and television celebrities, and engage with both personal memories and a shared culture, such as Yves Scherer’s lenticular prints as well as Manuel Solano’s painting.
While grounded in deeply personal experiences of what being (or existing) means, several works, such as those by Anton Munar and Dylan Solomon Kraus, echo existential questions inherent to the human condition, including love, death, and the passage of time.
In this presentation, introspection does not equate to self-absorption. Rather, it invites reflection on our relationship to others and our environment. In this regard, Marc Padeu’s work captures, with a striking color palette, fleeting moments of gathering and sharing, while Sholto Blissett’s equivocal landscapes encourage the viewer to contemplate their own relationship with the natural world.
This selection invites us to appreciate how society, culture, and history fashion our most intimate experiences, thus connecting our individual affective and imaginative worlds to a more global examination of the human existence.