Of reflection, refraction and transformation, memory and identity – a virtual exhibition at Prism by Myoung Nam Kim.

Myoung-Nam Kim’s Writing in white, is a deeply meditative experience that examines multiple layers in the process of creation, from careful overall observation to the type of material chosen and the inclusion of tacit records like lines and punctuation marks, generated by the protrusion of paper to format visually striking landscapes. Working primarily with hanji and Korean ink, there is in Myoung Nam’s work both stillness and restraint through which there pulsates a certain captivating rhythm and powerful energy. The resultant artwork created is, as the art critic Philippe Piguet, eloquently states, ‘an immaculately pure and peaceful spiritual landscape that blocks the visual verbiage of our times, leading us to an extraordinarily meditative space, an indescribable place of isolation. As a poet once lyrically stated, that place is ‘filled with order, beauty, luxury, peace and sensuality’.

While physical doors of gallery spaces remain closed, virtual doors have opened. Following the opening of Prism, InKo Centre’s virtual gallery, we are delighted to present Writing in white, a specially commissioned virtual exhibition by Korean artist, Myoung Nam Kim who creates unique artworks that exude both stillness and pulsating energy, harmoniously combining the versatility of hanji and the fluidity of Korean ink.

Comprising a virtual walkthrough, two films about the artist’s work process and a comprehensive list of relevant artworks, the exhibition invites you on a journey of discovery of the aesthetic beauty and versatility of Korean hanji and ink.

  • When: 6pm IST, 28 July 2021. The exhibition will be on view until August, 31 July 2021
  • Where: Online