Header image - 'Quiet Storm, 51x102cm, oil on linen (2018)
‘The Immensity of Sky’ | Min-Woo Bang
Contemporary Art Exhibition
Min-Woo Bang's cloudscape paintings are both ethereal and mesmerising. Struck with the charm of the Australian landscape and the absolute enormity of our skies Min-Woo Bang’s primary subject matter is the allure of our natural surroundings and the ephemeral beauty of our skies.
In his new exhibition at Mitchell Fine Art, Min-Woo Bang's works reflect what he refers to as “the Inexhaustible Immensity of Sky”.
"I am interested in capturing nature's transitional moods in breathtaking Australian landscapes, engaging my senses with the emotional and aesthetic qualities of the land and sky that echo human moods’, says Min-Woo.
Originally from South Korea Min-Woo Bang has called Sydney home for over 20 years. He conducts field trips that result in hundreds of photos of blue sky and cloud formations that ultimately become his source material.
From here his paintings develop somewhat organically as they in effect compose themselves. Starting as broad colour fields the painting takes a compositional journey as he explores form, colour and light. As he paints the image seductively reveals itself.
“With the idea of passing time and memory through nature,the physical elements and forces of nature are interdependent in an atmospheric landscape and the experience of nature’s transformation is balanced by a deep, physical connection to place."says Bang.
There is a suggested reference to the language of classical European landscape paintings in his art and yet he has developed his own narrative in these works. His sense of composition tends to draw the eye to the centre of the painting, focussing your attention as he interprets the power, beauty and majesty of nature. In those works that he has incorporated landscape elements, be it trees or scenery, it only acts to accentuate what he is really painting - the sky.
Min-Woo Bang has been a finalist in the Tattersall’s Art Prize, Wynne Prize, Muswellbrook Art Prize, King’s School Art Prize, NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, Mosman Art Prize, Paddington Art Prize and the Gold Coast Art Prize.
Join Min-Woo Bang for the opening night on Friday 19th October from 6 – 8pm.
On Saturday 20th October at 2pm, Min-Woo will hold an Artist talk in the gallery discussing his work and inspiration. All events are free.
The exhibition is showing from 17th October – 10th November 2018 at Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley Brisbane.
Mitchell Fine Art can be followed on Facebook or Instagram or art lovers can sign up to the gallery’s mailing list to receive information on exhibitions and events.
NEED TO KNOW
OPENING NIGHT : Friday 19th October, 6 – 8pm
ARTIST TALK : Saturday 20th October, 2pm
Exhibition Dates : 17th October – 10th November 2018
All events are free.
Mitchell Fine Art is located at 86 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane with onsite parking available. The gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am – 5.30pm and Saturdays from 10am – 5.00pm.
For enquiries phone (07) 3254 2297 or email email@example.com