State-of-the-Arts Gallery is delighted to host this opening ceremony for our friends to view the new works of and meet the Korean renowned painter Joon-Yeop Jeon. Mr. Han Jae-heuk, Consul for Culture and Public Information of Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Hong Kong attended the reception.
Jeon showcases a perfect combination of traditional Korean aesthetic and Western artistic concern. His work stresses how light symbolizes hope and how East Asians think highly of the harmony and unity between nature and men. Simultaneously, he expresses his own cultural heritage by adopting Western oil painting technique and modernism. The scratching and coating maximize the effect of colour and texture, while the smudging and blowing reflect his inspiration drew from Eastern traditional ink landscape painting, Sansoohwa. Jeon’s work is indisputably rich in both artistic and cultural intents.