- Chae Sung Pil, the Count and Countess Guy de Brantes
- Mr and Mrs Shchukin, artist Chae Sung-Pil
- Princess Pierre d'Arenberg, Countess of Charbonniere, Prince d'Arenberg, Pia de Brantes
- Chae Sung-Pil, artist
- Charlelie Couture
- Prince Charles Henri de Lobkowicz, Ines Sastre
Opening of the personal exhibition of Chae Sung-Pil "Nameless land", Gallery SHCHUKIN (Paris)
Gallery Shchukin, Paris is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent works Chae Sung-Pil, a leading Korean artist. The artist himself inaugurated his personal exhibition to the international guests invited to the event and acquainted them with the singular “soil” technique he works with.
On March 6, 2014, Paris (France), Gallery SHCHUKIN presented to the public a personal exhibition of the artist Chae Sung-Pil, entitled “Nameless Land”. A native of South Korea, Chae Sung-Pil, who currently resides in France, combines in his paintings philosophicity and a contemplative attitude towards nature, which are indicative of the Oriental art tradition, with an aspiration for regeneration and quest for ideas, which are expressed more vividly in Western art.
The title of the exhibition is rich in meaning: the artist paints his monumental, 1.5 by 2 meters, works using soil as paint. He finds on his own various specimens of soil for his palette – he brings them from his trips and then cleans, filters, dilutes them with water, and mixes them with glue. Abstract, disposing to meditative contemplation, landscapes by Chae Sung-Pil are rich in volume and texture, like the earthly landscape itself. Their foundation is specially prepared on mulberry paper; the artist also employs Chinese ink and powdered silver and gold dust. Chae Sung-Pil prefers working with natural materials only, as he strives for diversity of effects through combining various techniques, from dabs that “plough through” the paper “canvas”, applied with a large brush, to drawing with water — those brooklets, only slightly channeled by the tilting of the canvas, become the artist’s “co-authors”.
The exhibition brings together more than ten works that each epitomize the technical perfection and artistic creativity of their respective regions and area where the soil has been collected from to create rich landscapes in his pieces, which express childhood memories and the expatriate longing for a homeland.
Chae Sung-Pil spoke of soil as the subject and foundation of his works, as he presented the exposition to guests gathered for the ceremonial opening of the exhibition. That evening, the premises of Gallery SHCHUKIN on Avenue Matignon convened the owners of the gallery: Nikolay and Marina Shchukin, who had specifically come to Paris from New York, and a number of collectors - Inés Sastre, Prince Charles-Henri de Lobkowicz, Zinedine Soualem, Charlélie Couture, Christophe Guillarmé, Fabrice de Rohan-Chabot, and others.
The “Nameless Land” exhibition has been brought together in the avant-premiere to the Korea Season, which will take place 2015 in France. The exhibition will run through April 30, 2014