ANDY HARPER

BIBLIOGRAPHY (SELECTION)

2009Andy Harper, review by Laura McLean-Ferris, Art Review No. 29, p. 87/89;
Andy Harper-One in the Other, review by Roy Exely, Flash Art No. 264, p.109
2008Darkness Visible, Galway Arts Centre, catalogue with text by Ann Mulrooney
2007 The Ballad of Mistah Bones, review by Gabriel Coxhead, Time Out, no. 1925, p. 37;
The Ballad of Mistah Bones, catalogue with text by Martin Herbert
2005Cloud and Vision, catalogue and collaboration with Tracy Chevalier
2002CD2, Underwood Audio, CD compilation of audio work by artists;
review in mix, independent art and culture magazine, vol. 27, no. 3, Canada
2001Green Lung, exhibition catalogue, University Gallery, Essex University;
.... and then we take berlin, contemporary art forum, catalogue
2000braziers international artists workshop 2000, catalogue
Ironic over erotic, review by Robert Clark, The Guardian, 22 June 2000
1998New Paintings, by Dawn Fulcher, Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 20, p. 100
1996Lightness & Weight, by Piers Masterson, Untitled Summer Issue

 

MINJUNG KIM

BIBLIOGRAPHY (SELECTION)

PUBLICATIONS

2009Victoria Cohen, Capolungo –The sensitive Horizon of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy;
Elena Fiorin, Aesthetic Religions and Poetic Truths (catalogue), Sant’ Elena, La seduzione nel segno, curated by Martina Cavallarin, 53° Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Biennale di Venezia 2009, Venice, Italy
1999Roberto Borghi, Le ‘minimalisme expressif’ de Minjung Kim, Galerie Patrick Cramer, Geneva, Switzerland
1998Roberto Borghi, Dall’inchiostro all’inconscio, attraverso la luce e il calore, Galleria Cafiso, Milan, Italy;
Luciano Caramel, Inchiostro, rifrazione dell’inconscio, Galleria Cafiso, Milan, Italy
1996Jacqueline Ceresoli, Spartito di note di colore, Galleria Arte Borgogna, Milan, Italy;
Gianni Schubert, Interpretando Debussy, Galleria Arte Borgogna, Milan, Italy;
Cristina Cano, Ritmi visivi e impressioni musicali, Galleria Arte Borgogna, Milan, Italy
1995Giacomo Agosti, Minjung Kim, Milan, Italy
1991Suh Seong Rock, Bringing Meaning into Objects, Baik Song Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

JOURNALS

2001Roberto Borghi, Il ‘senso’ della comunità. Artisti extraeuropei a Milano, Confini, September, p. 29 - 33;
Younghee Chung, La connessione tra l’anima orientale e l’arte moderna, Korea Times, 4 October, p. 12
1999 Economy of Seoul, 4 January, p. 17;
Gabriel Tortorella, Kim Min Jung: à suivre, Tribune de Genève, 30/31 October, p. 14
1998Corriere della Sera, 20 November, p. 38;
La Repubblica, 2 December, p. 34;
Il Giornale, 6 December, p. 32;
Martina Corgnati, Kim Min Jung, Corriere della Sera, 9 December, p. 32;
Daily Sport Korea, 26 December, p. 17
Francesca Bonazzoli, Kim Min Jung, Vivimilano, 16 December, p. 14
1997Corriere della Sera, 6 July, p. 29;
Werther Gorni, Con l’arte nel futuro, La Voce di Mantova, 6 July, p. 27;
Corriere della Sera, 6 July, p. 29

 

CHRYSTEL LEBAS

BIBLIOGRAPHY (SELECTION)

PUBLICATIONS


2010Between Dog and Wolf, Conference Paper, Landscape-Beauty symposium, published in The Landscape and Beauty, Land/Water and the Visual Arts, Liz Wells & Simon Standing, University of Plymouth Press, UK
2009Photography: A critical Introduction, Liz Wells, 4th Edition, Routledge, UK
2008Nature fragile, le cabinet de Deyrolle, Claude D’Anthenaise, Patrick Mauries &
Louis-Albert de Broglie, Beaux-Arts TTM Editions Paris, France;
Seeking a place for oblivion, exhibition catalogue, Sandra Krizic, Hrvtski fotosavez, Zagreb, Croatia;
Le Sténopé, Photo poche no.114, Edition Actes Sud, France
2007Victoria & Albert’s 150th Anniversary Celebration Album, V&A Publishing, London, UK
2006Twilight: Photography in the Magic Hour, Martin Barnes & Kate Best, V&A and Merrel Publishing, London, UK;
Monograph, Between Dog and Wolf, Chrystel Lebas, Azure publishing, London, UK;
Photo projects: Plan and Publish your photographs in print and on the Internet, by Chris Dickie, published by Argentum, UK
2003Monograph, Time in Space – L' espace temps, Chrystel Lebas, Azure publishing, London, UK

JOURNALS

2009Portfolio Magazine (50);
Next Level (19)
2008Portfolio Magazine (48);
Camera Austria International (103 – 104/2008);
Stimulus Respond (Summer)
2007Exit Magazine (Summer)
2006AG (vol. 45);
The Times Magazine (21.10.06);
Oplatinum//(Vol.05);
Great/The Photographers’ Gallery (67);
BBC Radio 4
2005Pinhole Journal (Contemporary Images 13, Vol. 20 #3);
Photo Nouvelles (vol. 29);
AG (vol. 35);
Private Online, Photoworks (May/October 2004);
Camera Austria (vol. 85/2004);
Great/The Photographers’ Gallery (50)
2002Amateur Photographer (vol. 197/7);
Great/The Photographers’ Gallery (40);
Evening Standard Newspaper
1999Creative Camera (issue 359)
BJP (no. 7237);
Creative Review (vol. 19, no. 9);
Zoom International (vol. 39);
Metro Newspaper;
Evening Standard Newspaper
1997Photograph in British Journal of Photography (no. 7132)
1994Article and Photograph in Vis A Vis International (no.16)
      
 

ANDY HARPER

BIOGRAPHY

1971Born
Lives and works in St. Just, Cornwall and London, UK
1990 – 1993
BA Fine Art Painting, Brighton Polytechnic, UK
1993 – 1995
MA Fine Art Painting, Royal College of Art; London, UK
1997 – 1999 MA Visual Culture, Middlesex University
Seit 2004Lecturer on the MFA Art Practice programme at Goldsmiths College, London, UK
2005 – 2007
Senior Lecturer on the BA Fine Art programme at Central St Martins College, London, UK

SOLO SHOWS                   

2009An Orrery for Other Worlds, Aspex, Portsmouth, UK;
2008One in the Other, London, UK
2007The Ballad of Mistah Bones, Frost and Reed Contemporary, London, UK;
The Visitors, 319 Portobello Road, London, UK
2004untitled and unfinished, The Groucho Club, London, UK
2003Shift, Standpoint Gallery, London, UK
2002Les Halles, Sierre, Switzerland
2001green lung, Essex University Gallery, UK
1998New Paintings, Beaux Arts Gallery, London, UK

GROUP SHOWS (SELECTION)

2010Twilight Zone, with Minjung Kim and Chrystel Lebas, Morgen Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
2009Now you see it, Cafe Gallery Projects, Southwark Park, London, UK;
Wall Painting, FringMK, Milton Keynes, UK;
East End Academy, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK;
Forces of Nature, Danese Gallery, New York, USA;
Pattern Recognition, Leicester City Art Gallery, UK;
Wastelands, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall, UK;
The Persecution, One in the Other, London, UK
2008Timbuktu, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin, Ireland;
This is not a fairy tale, Patrick Heide Gallery, London, UK;
Whispers of Immortality, Natalia Goldin Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden;
Drift, Thames River, curated by Illuminate Productions;
Darkness Visible, Galway Arts Centre, Ireland;
Curios Nature, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall, UK
2007Intervention, Fieldgate Gallery, London, UK;
Obsession durch Technik, Art Mbassy Gallery, Berlin, Germany;
Dorian Gray, Vegas Gallery, London, UK;
Behemoth, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London, UK
2006Toffee Armistice, Lemon Sky Projects, Miami, USA;
John Moores 24, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK;
Core, Illuminate Productions, London, UK
2005Cloud and Vision, Garden History Museum, Parabola/Danielle Arnaud, UK;
Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales
2002drive for show, putt for dough, Standpoint Gallery, London, UK;
megareal, K3, Zurich, Switzerland
2001...and then we take Berlin, Kitchener City Hall, Canada;
coast, Artsway open, collaboration with Abigail Reynolds;
east of eden – art : nature : society, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, Devon, UK;
Art X III, Haus Ennepetal and Hattingen Gallery, Germany
2000 A-movie-A-night, Braziers International Artists Workshop, Oxfordshire, UK;
secret garden, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK
1999Turf Accountants, The Economist Plaza

PROJECTS

2004Thupelo Workshop, Cape Town, South Africa
2001 – 2002
Fellow, l'Ecole Cantonale d'Art du Valais, Sierre, Switzerland
2000Braziers International Artists’ Workshop, Oxfordshire, UK
1994Asilah Cultural Palace, Morocco
1994A.R.C.O., Lisbon, Portugal

 

MINJUNG KIM

BIOGRAPHY    

1962Born in Gwangju, Korea
Lives and works in Milan, Italy
1980 – 1985MFA, Hong Ik University, Seoul, South Korea
1991 MA, Accademia di Brera, Milan, Italy

SOLO SHOWS (SELECTION)

2009Galleria Valeria Bella Stampe, Milan, Italy;
Patrick Heide Art Contemporary Art, London, UK
2008Galleria Ermanno Tedeschi, Turin, Italy;
Robilant+Voena Fine Art Gallery, London, UK;
Mudimadrie Gallerie, Antwerp, Belgium
2007Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA;
Patrick Heide Art Contemporary Art, London, UK
2006Montecarlo art gallery, Milan, Italy;
Fondazione Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin, Italy;
2004 Arte 92, Milan, Italy;
IKOS, Modena, Italy
2003Galerie Patrick Cramer, Geneva, Switzerland;
Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA;
Museo comunale d’arte moderna, Ascona, Switzerland
2002
Galleria Recalcati, Turin, Italy;
Copenhagen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
1999Wickeiser Gallery, New York, USA;
Galerie Patrick Cramer, Geneva, Switzerland (catalogue with text by Roberto Borghi)
1998Galleria Cafiso, Milan, Italy (catalogue with texts by Luciano Caramel and Roberto Borghi)
1997 Cappella di Villa Ruffolo, Ravello, Naples, Italy

GROUP SHOWS (SELECTION)

2010Twilight Zone, with Andy Harper and Chrystel Lebas, Morgen Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
2009Tefaf 09, Maastricht, Netherlands;
Across the Cross (Michelangelo e I contemporanei), Trapani, Sicily, Italy;
La Biennale di Venezia, Sant Elena, Venezia, Italy;
Galleria La Giarina, Verona, Italy
2008Prospects and interiors-cultors drawings, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK;
Tefaf 08, Maastricht, Netherlands
2007Art Basel, Gallery von Bartha, Basel, Switzerland
2004Biennale Gwangiu, Korea
2002Mostra collettiva, Galleria Cafiso, Milan, Italy;
2001Paris, New York, Washington D.C., The Odyssey 2001, Korean Embassy, Washington, USA (curated by Gregory Shook);
Mostra collettiva, Galleria Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark;
Simboli e simbolismi nell’arte contemporanea, Ticosa Spazio a Shed, Como, Italy
1998
Mostra di incisioni, Sala Grassi, Corbetta, Milan, Italy;
Territori di frontiera, Spazio Laboratorio Hajech, Milan, Italy;
Ad Imaginem, Spazio Linati, Milan, Italy
1997Arti visive, Circolo Culturale Bertold Brecht, Milan, Italy;
Pittura e scultura del terzo millennio, Casa del Rigoletto, Mantova, Italy, (catalogue with text by Adriano Amati);
Mostra collettiva, Galleria Borgogna, Milan, Italy;
Mostra collettiva, Galleria Cafiso, Milan, Italy;
Incisione collettiva, Castello di Galliate, Galliate, Novara, Italy;
Mostra collettiva, Galleria Kontraste, Forte dei Marmi, Italy
1996Mimesis, Galleria della Cassa di Risparmio di Caldaro, Bolzano, Italy;
Nel segno della Luna, Rocca Malatestiana, Montefiore Conca, Italy
1995International Exhibition of Art Colleges Hiroshima ‘95, Hiroshima, Japan;
Quali differenze, Galleria Arcadia Nuova, Milan, Italy, (curated by Mario Benedetti);
Mostra collettiva, Galleria Cafiso, Milan, Italy;
Salon I, Living Art Gallery, Milan, Italy;
Mostra collettiva, Galleria Kontraste, Forte dei Marmi, Italy

 

CHRYSTEL LEBAS

BIOGRAPHY

1966
Born in France
Lives and works in London, UK
1983 – 1986
Baccalauréat, Ecole des Arts Appliqués Estienne, Paris, France
1986 – 1988Diplôme de Plasticien de l'Environnement Architectural,
Ecole des Arts Appliqués Olivier de Serres, Paris, France
1988 – 1989
Prof. Lesley Hamilton Atelier, l'Academie des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France
1995 – 1997MA Photography, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Seit 2005Associate lecturer at Camberwell College of Art, UK
1994 – 2008Visiting Lecturer at:
Coventry University, UK, BA Photography;
University of Plymouth, UK, BA Photography;
Falmouth University College, UK, BA-MA Photography;
University for the creative Arts, Rochester, UK, BA-MA Photography;
Camberwell College of Art, UK, BA Photography;
Cambridge School of Art, UK, BA Photography;
Croydon University, UK, Photo media Department;
Kent Institute of Art and Design, UK, BA-MA Photography;
University for the creative Arts, Maidstone, UK, BA-MA Photography;
Brighton University, UK, BA Photography;
Royal College of Art, London, UK, Photography Department, MA;
School of fine art, Duncan of Jordanstone College, Dundee, UK
Seit 1999
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Richmond the American International University, London, UK

SOLO SHOWs

2010Between Dog and Wolf in ‘Undisciplined’, Witzenhausen Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2008Blue Hour, film screening, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France;
Between Dog and Wolf, Focal Point Gallery, Southend on Sea, UK
2007Between Dog and Wolf, Gallery Vassie (formerly Hug), Amsterdam, Netherlands
2006Between Dog and Wolf, book launch at The Photographers' Gallery’s bookshop, London, UK;
Blue Hour, The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK
2004Azure, Hug, Gallery for International Photography, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2003Abyss, Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
2002Azure, The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK
1999Between Dog and Wolf, Special Photographers Company, London, UK
1993Les Pleureuses, FAMU, Prague, Czech Republic
1992Mémoires polonaises, Aroma Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1989Maison des Etudiants Pomorska, Photo/Video Gallery, Krakow, Poland

GROUP SHOWS (SELECTION)

2010Twilight Zone, with Andy Harper and Minjung Kim, Morgen Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
2009 – 2010
HHA/Christie's Garden of the Year Award Photographic Exhibition, Christies King's Street, London, UK
2009Pan Amsterdam Fair, Witzenhausen Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands;
Paris Photo Fair, Carrousel du Louvre, The Photographers’ Gallery, France;
This is my Land, curated by Peter Bonnell, Artsway, New Forest, UK;
Animalism: animals, media and the imagination, curated by Greg Hobson,
National Media Museum, Bradford, UK;
British Landscape Photography, curated by The Photographers’ Gallery, Liberty, London, UK
2008Nature fragile, le cabinet de Deyrolle, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France;
Something That I’II Never Really See, Contemporary Photography from the V&A, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry, UK;
Oliver Bancroft, Chrystel Lebas, Richard Wood, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, UK;
Seeking a place for oblivion, curated by Sandra Krizic, Art Pavilion, Zagreb, Croatia;
Something That I’II Never Really See, Contemporary Photography from the V&A, The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University, UK;
Something That I’II Never Really See, Contemporary Photography from the V&A, Nottingham Castle, UK   
2007Victoria & Albert’s 150th Anniversary Celebration, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK;
Paris Photo Fair, Carrousel du Louvre, The Photographers’ Gallery, France;
Rencontres d’Arles, Book Award exhibition, France;
Photo London Fair, The Photographers' Gallery, UK;
Something That I’II Never Really See, Contemporary Photography from the V&A, Sainsbury Center for Visual Art, UK
2006Paris Photo Fair, Carrousel du Louvre, The Photographers’ Gallery, France;
Twilight: Photography in The Magic Hour, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
2004Rencontres d’Arles, Book Award exhibition, France
2001Paris Photo Fair, Carrousel du Louvre, The Photographers’ Gallery, France;
Moving Landscapes, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK
2000Paris Photo Fair, Carrousel du Louvre,  The Photographers’ Gallery, France;
Loop, Spitz Gallery, London, UK
1997The Bed Show, Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London, UK;
Night Journey, RCA, London, UK;
Underground, F.Stop Gallery, Bath, UK
1996Sleep, RCA, London, UK
1995Memorium Wall, RCA, London, UK;
Geronimo, Fridge Gallery, London, UK
1992Mémoires polonaises, Photography Biennale at the Palais de Tokyo, Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France
1991Turin Photography Biennale, Italy

COLLECTIONS

 National Media Museum, Bradford, UK
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France
Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
The Citigroup Private Bank, UK
Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris, Cabinet des Estampes et de la Photographie, France
Helen Shapiro, New York, USA
Vital Art, London, UK
Michael G. Wilson, New York, USA
Edward and Phyllis Kwalwasser, New York, USA
and various private collections in Europe, USA and Asia

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2009First Prize, HHA/Christie's Garden of the Year Award Photographic competition, UK
2009 Nominated, Prix Pictet 2009 – Earth 
2007Artist Residency at Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Northamptonshire, UK
2004First Prize, British book design and production award for L’ espace temps,
Time in Space, London, UK
1997
First Prize, Polaroid/Joe's Basement Award, London, UK
1996First Prize, Serco/RCA Award, London, UK
1996Renaissance Award, Aylesford Newsprint, UK
1996Lisbon Studio Residency, Royal College of Art
1992 – 1993Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarship for studies at FAMU (Film & Photography School), Prague, Czech Republic
 1992Nominated, Moins de Trente Award, CNP, Paris, France
1989 – 1991Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarship for studies at the Academy of Fine Arts,
Krakow, Poland
  
 

TWILIGHT ZONE – ANDY HARPER, MINJUNG KIM & CHRYSTEL LEBAS

Text: Anna Vickers

‘Twilight zone’ captures a moment between illusion and reality. All the works in this exhibition create a sense of mystery through their alienating depiction of form and space.

Harper’s and Lebas’ work is representational, depicting a landscape and nature in glowing light with a sense of endlessness and otherworldliness. Kim’s ink drawings convey similar feelings. Her paper collages though are less alienating, fully abstract and more spiritually charged.

Lebas’ works capture the time between dawn and dusk. One is reminded of Bill Viola’s ‘The Reflecting Pool’ in the way time has been suspended. In his film, a man hovers in a frozen, midair leap over the water, as techniques of multiple keying and still framing merge disparate layers of time into a single image. The only trace of movement is the reflections on the surface of a pool in the forest. In Lebas’ case, there is no human presence, however the wooden hut in the centre of ‘Blue Hour 3’ suggests otherwise. The subtle changes of light within these photographs record the movement of time.

Harper’s paintings depict detailed panoramas of vegetation. Repetitive marks cover the picture plane, with a seamless surface that creates a hypnotic zone. Brush strokes construct and erode the pictorial image, making representation almost a by-product of the process of painting.

The graphic precision of Harper’s use of paint is reminiscent of Dan Hayes paintings, ‘Underwood’ 2000 and ‘Overgrown Path’ 2000. As David Bussel wrote, Hayes is concerned with “the image transportation from one medium and context to another”1, photography to painting. In Harper’s case, his paintings capture transition from precise descriptiveness to non-descriptive marks.

Kim’s works integrate in a different way. Her beautifully balanced compositions possess a quietly radiating energy that suggests a never-ending mutation - a transience of time and space. Kim’s drawings and paintings hover between multiple explosions of colour to fading matter, where the void becomes the essence of meaning.

The effect of colour and line in Kim’s ‘Tension’ creates a similar sensation of continuance as Anish Kapoor’s ‘Blue Void’. Both works project into space and simultaneously draw the viewer in. Kapoor achieves this through the deep concave shape and dense blue pigment, whereas in Kim’s rice paper collage, it is through her vibrant, sensuous red and concurrent black lines.

Her art is primarily concerned with the expression of chi in Chinese, ghee in Korean (life force energy),
Kim aims to reach a synthesis of Eastern and Western ideas and techniques. Also relating to the idea of ‘chi’ is the equilibrium between creation and destruction, while making the art work to mark the lines through the destruction force of burning.

Kim’s drawing ‘Mountain’ is like a shallow reflection of Lebas’ ‘Blue Hour 4’ and ‘Blue Hour 3’.  The delicate marks and dissolving form transcend literal representation. There is a balance between form and formlessness created through repetitive marks. We are reminded of Steinberg’s discovery that ‘you can see the visible world as a vortex of lines’2 as the lines in Kim’s drawings gradually disappear to create the illusion of a horizon. 

Through different means, the works in this exhibition create a continuum of both space and eternity. 

The potential for Harper’s paintings to grow beyond the pictorial frame makes the containment of the image more suffocating. Martin Herbert compares his compositions to Pollock’s, where ‘the artist’s painterly profusions kept going for ever – the canvas, however expansive, being just an exemplary fragment of endlessness’.3 This idea of continuum is also achieved through the cycles of erasure and creating, which remain interconnected entities within his painting process.

The nature of Photography in Lebas’ work enables her to record gradual shifts of time and space. Roland Barthes’ observation on the twofold relationship of the photograph, “on the one hand ‘it is not there’, on the other, ‘but it has been’”4 is relevant. As Deborah Schultz states, ‘The photographs by Lebas reveal those aspects of the world that cannot be perceived without the camera’5.

Kim’s collages can be hung both landscape and portrait, which extends the ideas of spirituality in her work as being an undefined force. Kim’s drawn line is created through burning the surface of the paper, both eroding and reconstructing the image.

The effect of seeing these works together raises the question of where reality ends and illusion starts.

 

1 Bussel David, Dan Hays (2002), Vitamin P, Phaidon Press Limited, London, p. 138
2 Gombrich, E.H, Conditions of illusion (2002) in 6th ed., Art & illusion, A study in the psychology of pictorial representation,
    Phaidon Press Limited, London, p. 203
3 Herbert Martin, In Tropical Darkness, Catalogue essay, 2007
4 Barthes Roland, Camera Lucida (1988), trans. R Howard, London: Fontana Paperbacks, p. 115
5 Schultz Deborah, Uncovering the Optical Unconscious: The Photography of Chystel Lebas (2003),
    Chystel Lebas, Time in space, Azure Publishing, London, p. 5

 

ANDY HARPER, MINJUNG KIM & CHRYSTEL LEBAS  –  TWILIGHT ZONE


Andy Harper


Minjung Kim


Chrystel Lebas