Shifting between the realms of contemporary art and design, FOG Design+Art in San Francisco brings over 40 dealers and galleries together from around the world. We select works from this unique hybrid fair that caught our attention.
Kim Tschang-Yeul at Tina Kim Gallery
The late Kim Tschang-Yeul is celebrated for his pensive depictions of water drops.
'I discovered the water drop one morning after working at night. Quite dissatisfied with myself, I had splashed some water with my hands on the back of canvases. And I noticed that the water drops stayed there and were shining on the canvas. It was extraordinary. I thought: that's what I have to do. I wondered if I could make art out of this', Kim explained to Ocula Magazine.
New York-based Tina Kim Gallery has presented two solo exhibitions of Kim's work in 2021 and 2019, and his water drop paintings are a regular feature in the gallery's fair presentations.
Park Seo-Bo at Tina Kim Gallery
Known as the father of the Korean monochrome painting movement Dansaekhwa, Park Seo-Bo's meditative approach to painting has led him to be considered one of the most important artists in South Korea.
The demand for work from the Dansaekhwa movement has soared in recent years, and we are seeing a notable presence of Korean contemporary, modern, and avant-garde masters at Korean and international auctions and fairs.
'Since 2008, the value of Park's work has quadrupled. His work has been exhibited internationally, and is included in the collections of major institutions, such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., among others', Ocula Advisory has noted.