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May 21st, 2012 · No Comments · arts

Koh Sang Woo Opening at Walter Wickiser Gallery Manhattan

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The Koh Sang Woo show is definitely on my radar. It is an omnibus showing of his recent Works which are on exhibit from May 19th through June 16th, 2012.

Koh Sang Woo has been a prodigy of sorts and has been honing his craft since he was a young boy. Now he has been exhibiting internationally.

The thing that has my interest is that we have become such a video-centric society that it is always of great interest to me when an artist or in this case a photographer can captivate and mesmerize with a still image. His works are somewhat abstract playing on the difference between reality and fiction, and performance painting and photography.

This next passage is from his website:

“At the heart of Koh Sang Woo’s practice is a paradox between reality and fiction, the biographical and the surreal, and a hybrid form between performance, painting and photography. The immediate visual impact of Sang Woo’s work leads one to believe his art practice is innocent and idealistic, but at the core of the artist’s philosophy is a hard line on how we respond to social and cultural obligations. He shows us the world in reverse, subverting the traditional processes not just of photography and paint, but also deconstructing the way in which we look at others and see ourselves.

Since graduating School of Art Institute of Chicago in 2001, Koh’s work has reached early acclaim. The artist exhibited with the Carl Hammer gallery upon graduation, and has participated in various international fairs such as Armory Show, Armory Photography, Pulse Miami, Scope New York, Art Chicago, ACAF NY, CIGE Art Fair. Koh’s works have been shown internationally and are held in various collections worldwide. Koh recently has exhibited at Christies London and Sungkok Museum in Seoul.”

For further information, please contact the gallery at (212) 941-1817, Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Walter Wickiser Gallery
210 Eleventh Avenue Suite 303
New York, NY 10001
T: 212-941-1817

If you would like to learn a little more about this remarkable artist before heading over to the show, visit

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