Gimhongsok “Inadequate (Every, Day, Acts, Like, Life)”

Gallery Perrotin Tokyo

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Gimhongsok returns to the Japanese capital for his first solo exhibition at Perrotin Tokyo. He will present three sculptures from the Inadequate (Every, Day, Acts, Like, Life) series, each a bronze work cast in the form of clustered modelling balloons. The artist continues his careerlong examination of mistranslation and cultural translation. In these sculptures, the balloons remain untwisted—contrary to their typical use for making balloon animals.

In addition to these three bronze sculptures and the mural work, there will be two paintings and one additional cast resin sculpture in the show. The paintings were made by painstakingly repeating precise line drawings using slender brushes and wooden chopsticks. Finally, the cast resin sculpture will take the form of a collection of cardboard boxes and packing materials, stacked and leaning against each other. The sculpture is the result of “subsidiary construction” that gimhongsok introduced into his work in 2008, which encapsulates the usage of by-products discarded during or after the production and transportation of his work, transforming them into central components of new creations.

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from September 21, 2018 to November 10, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-09-21 from 17:00 to 19:00

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Gimhongsok

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