The Stroll

Able Fine Art NY Gallery

Nov. 17, 2024 - Nov. 30, 2017

143B Orchard Street
New York, 10002
PHONE 212-477-1188

November 17 – 30, 2017
Opening Reception – Friday, November 17, 6 – 8 pm

Able Fine Art NY Gallery is proud to present “The Stroll”, a solo exhibition of artist Kanghwa Lee. The exhibition will be comprised of Lee’s emotive paintings, which delineate the winsomeness of the natural world. Rather than approaching the imagined fictional, the artist transcribes his fascination and visceral bond with reality, which reflects his elevated consciousness and ability to find the exceptional in the every-day. The fair intricacy of his works assists the audience in falling back in love with reality, rather than helping them trying to escape it; by following in Lee’s footsteps, we find beauty in all that we seek, in all that surrounds us.

Lee, Kanghwa received his artistic training at Seoul University in Occidental Painting before pursuing further education at Paris Diderot VIII University in Art and Design. He has exhibited her work and participated in art fairs internationally in numerous countries; South Korea, China, Japan, Ecuador, Turkey, France, Indonesia, and Germany. As an established artist, he’s been the recipient of the Soneun Art Award. When he isn’t painting, he shares his expertise with his students at Sejong University. His incredulous span of exposure reflects deep-seated maturity and understanding in a breadth of artistic spheres.

Just as the seasons come naturally, Kanghwa Lee has found an innate connection between himself and the earth, as seen in the symphonic concord of thistles in Rhythm. The artist’s canvases, often based from Lee’s memory and psyche, capture the congenial mystery of life held by the palpable forces of nature and its creation. Lee’s adoption of a contradictory background, as seen in Conceive, presents a sense of suffering in its great abyss. The pang of despair found in the void is balanced with the profusion of nature in the composition’s foreground of a peony, communicating its continuity from the era of creation to the present and its steadfast capacity to stabilize. With each passing year composed of periodical circulation, Lee revisits his esteemed gratitude towards the blossoms of his garden in Ganghwa Island. He never tires of the budding clusters of efflorescence, which may be the reason Kanghwa Lee doesn’t wish nor feel obligated to rhapsodize his artworks; through the beauty which he perceives in everything, with an appreciation of the living, the artist romanticizes his realistic paintings.

As Lee explains, “I have decided to stay focused for a while longer on those that bloom, wither and bud[…]an urgent need for time to focus on a life that follows the flow: to learn from nature[…]to let change what changes and let be what can be.” The artist’s paintings surpass a link with reality; their addresses of rebirth reawaken the audience’s reverence towards life’s simple pleasures. As his renderings embrace the world for its authenticity, the spirit of humanity becomes one with nature in an unconventional soul-searching experience.

Able Fine Art NY Gallery has long history of introducing exceptional emerging and established international artists to the New York audience. By recognizing young talents that retain and embrace traditions yet express them through original and exciting voices, Able Fine Art NY Gallery seeks to create a bridge between times and cultures.

Able Fine Art NY Gallery, 143B Orchard Street, NY, NY 10002
Hours: Weds.-Sun. 11-6, for more information contact [email protected] or call 212-477-1188.

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