Title: 11th Solo Exhibition "The Big Bang: Identity"
Artist: Kang Min Seok
Date: March 27, 2023 - April 1, 2023
Location: Polstar Art Gallery, Seongsu-dong, Seoul, exhibiting 25 works.
Polstar Art Gallery: B1, 17, Seoulsup 6-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul.
From March 27 to April 1, Artist Kang Min-seok's exhibition "The Big Bang: Identity" was held at the Polstar Art Gallery. Kang Min-seok expressed various stories such as the competition with oneself, future anxiety and inner conflict, and the lingering remnants of the distant future by using cars as the subject and various techniques such as paint. The exhibition featured 25 works that transcended time, space, human inner power, and revealed the artist's inner self and human nature.
Through his work from 2021 to 2022, the artist expresses the darkness of his inner self in the form of a beast. In the work, the protagonist draws a line while colliding with the power of the beast and tells a story of awakening and taming the beast. The artist is evolving through changes and challenges in his work, and his works express the story of his duality and time with dynamic power, such as a big explosion. The title of this exhibition, "The Big Bang: Identity," represents the collision of the deep, dark heart and anger of the artist with the power of the beast that is in a state of tension, resulting in a big explosion. The works leave only traces of the present moment and transcend time and space, revealing the artist's inner self and human nature.
At the exhibition, the artist presented works that combine the shape of a car and modern elements to reveal his inner self and the essence of humanity, addressing the conflicts between success and inner turmoil, as well as fierce competition faced by modern people. In addition, the works provide a new perspective on the fast-paced passing of time and space in our lives, as well as the inner power of humans, from a modern perspective.
Moreover, the dynamic power and explosive images in the works can be seen as a way for viewers to escape from the situation of being trapped in the fast and complicated life of modern people and gain new energy. The works offer viewers a chance to reflect on their inner selves and conflicts.
Finally, this exhibition presents a new perspective on our inner selves and the essence of humanity through the works of Kang Min-seok, inducing a serious contemplation of modern life and values.