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“Invisible Sensations” Solo Show by Sun Woo at Carl Kostyál Gallery, London

April 26, 2022
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Korean artist Sun Woo will be opening her debut solo show in London at Carl Kostyál, 12a Savile Row on Thursday May 12th (Private view 6-8 pm). The exhibition will run until June 11th 2022.

In Invisible Sensations, Sun Woo directs her attention to these unseen constraints and frailties encountered by both our bodies and social bodies, clouded by the reflective surface of technology. Informed by her early and recent medical conditions and the forms of limitations encountered within society, the works in this show present disembodied figures that are obscured, altered, or confined, attesting to their history of struggle or striving to break free. These fragmented parts fill the canvases and corners of the room, responding to their surrounding world and addressing their intimate desires.

Cropped-out images of her own bones, hair, and flesh from photographs and scanning devices become visual resources that are digitally reconfigured and merged with images and 3D models found online. Removed from their original context to be reassembled into augmented narratives, these fractured bodies strive to look into their own fragility and endurance, raising questions about the extent to which their unification with technology can liberate or protect them, or transform the atmosphere and territory they inhabit. 

Sun Woo (b. 1994) lives and works in Seoul, South Korea. She obtained her BA in Visual Art from Columbia University, New York in 2017. Her works have been exhibited in galleries and art spaces including Rundgænger by Schierke Seinecke, Frankfurt (2022); ATM Gallery, New York (2021); Art Sonje Center, Seoul (2021); Galerie Hussenot, Paris (2021); Fragment Gallery, Moscow (2021); WoawGallery, Hong Kong (2021); Cylinder, Seoul (2021); ‘Stockholm Sessions’ Carl Kostyál Hospitalet, Stockholm, (2020), Harlesden High Street, London (2020); Foundwill Art Society, Seoul (2020); P21, Seoul (2020); 2/W Weekend, Seoul (2018); among others. ‘Invisible Sensations’ is her debut show with Carl Kostyál.  

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