KIAF/13, the 12th Korea International Art Fair


Pearl Lam Galleries exhibits for the first time at

KIAF/13 (The 12th Korea International Art Fair)

Presenting works by Jason Martin, Jim Lambie, Juju Sun, Michael Wilkinson,

Su Xiaobai, Yinghua and Zhu Jinshi


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Juju Sun, No. 1320 (2013), Acrylic on canvas, 220 x 200 cm

Zhu Jinshi, Transcribing the Buddhist Diamond Sutra 3, (2013), Oil on canvas, 180 x 160 cm


Exhibition Dates

3–7 October, 2013 / Stand A23

Press/VIP Preview (invitation only): Wednesday, 2 October, 2013, 3–8pm

Vernissage (invitation only): Wednesday, 2 October, 2013, 5–8pm

General Hours: Thursday, 3 October–Sunday, 6 October, 11am–8pm,

and Monday, 7 October, 11am-5pm

Stand A23, 1F Halls A&B, COEX, Seoul, Korea

Hong Kong—Pearl Lam Galleries will participate in the 12th edition of the Korea International Art Fair (KIAF) at COEX in Seoul from 3–7 October 2013. The gallery will present a strong lineup of 19 artworks from 7 internationally renowned contemporary artists, including Jason Martin, Jim Lambie, Michael Wilkinson, Juju Sun, Su Xiaobai, Yinghua and Zhu Jinshi, with the majority exhibiting in Korea for the first time. By presenting leading artists from Britain, the USA and China alongside each other, the selection continues Pearl Lam Galleries’ mission to foster cross-cultural dialogue and exchange between Asia and the rest of the world.

The exhibition will juxtapose Western and Asian abstract painting including Zhu Jinshi’s thickly-layered oil on canvas painting Transcribing the Buddhist Diamond Sutra 3 with No. 1320, a new acrylic on canvas painting of vivid and vibrating colours by Juju Sun, alongside Jason Martin’s manipulation of pure pigment on aluminium in works Obregón and Tojo from his series ofalmost sculptural paintings named after the world’s most notorious dictators.

Pearl Lam Galleries will also bring to Korea a selection of Su Xiaobai’s poetic lacquer paintings, including A Thousand Years Unchanged 1, for the first time. Further highlights include sculptures and installations from Jim Lambie’s Sonic Reducer and Metal Box series, mounted on the wall and dotted across the stand floor; Michael Wilkinson’s etched mirror pieces including Ruins Triptych with images appropriated from old photographs from his recent Dresden series; and Yinghua’s mixed media on canvas, Singapore.


About Michael Wilkinson

Michael Wilkinson was born in Merseyside, UK in 1965 and currently lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. His solo exhibitions include En Attendant (2013) at Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai; No History (2012) at Blum & Poe, LA; Never Works (2011) at Le Temple, Paris; Lions After Slumber (2009) at The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow; and Wrong Gallery (2004), New York. Recent group exhibitions include Rubble Stir (2010) at The Glue Factory, Glasgow; Wayfinders (2006) at 135 Castlebank Street, Glasgow; and All That Is Solid Melts Into Air (2004) at FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou. His book 1979 was published in 2012 by Blackdog Publishing, London.

About Jason Martin

Martin, who was born in Jersey in the Channel Islands, takes inspiration from both Minimalism and Abstract Expressionism and the Western tradition of gestural painting. He studied at Chelsea School of Art and Goldsmiths College in London between 1989 and 1993. His distinct style received early recognition, exhibiting in London, Japan and Germany. In 1997, he was catapulted into the global visual arts scene through his participation in the groundbreaking exhibition Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection. Martin’s works are in numerous private and public collections worldwide, such as the Government Art Collection, Great Britain; FNAC, France; the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; the Denver Art Museum; and Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.

About Jim Lambie

Jim Lambie was born in 1964 in Glasgow, Scotland, and graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1994. He lives and works in Glasgow as a visual artist, musician and DJ. Lambie specialises in colourful sculptural installations made from everyday modern materials. His practice evolves from a response to the psychology of space and colour, and draws parallels with the concept of synesthesia. Lambie was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2005 for his Mental Oyster installation. His solo exhibitions include The Flowers of Romance (2013), Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong; Shaved Ice (2012), The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK; Spiritualized (2011), Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA; and Jim Lambie (2006), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., USA. His work has been collected by the National Galleries of Scotland, Charles Riva Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Zabludowicz Collection, British Council, and Tate.

About Juju Sun

Juju Sun was born in Jiangxi, China in 1973. She studied at the Ottawa School of Art and under Optical Art Master Larry Poons at the Art Student’s League of New York and now lives and works in New York and Beijing. Her exhibitions include Dust from the Heart (2012) at Pearl Lam Galleries in Hong Kong, Solo Show (2012) at Today Art Museum in Beijing, Juju Sun Recent Paintings (2011) at Jawspace Gallery in New York, Not Afraid to be Beautiful: Juju Sun’s Recent Paintings (2010) at Gallery Gora in Montreal, and Pure Abstraction: Juju Sun (2007) at 8th Fl Artists Center at 481 Broadway in New York City.

About Su Xiaobai

Su Xiaobai (b. 1949, Hubei, China) studied oil painting at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1984, receiving a scholarship to study at the Dusseldorf National Art Academy in 1987 and subsequently moving to Germany in 1992 where he has been based ever since. Su’s solo exhibitions include Su Xiaobai (2013) at Pearl Lam Galleries in Hong Kong, Su Xiaobai (2011) at Another Gallery in Shanghai, Su Xiaobai Solo Exhibition (2010) at Raketenstation Hombroich in Germany, and The Dynasty of Colours (2009) at Lagen Art Gallery in Germany. He has exhibited in museums, galleries and art fairs across Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Singapore, Berlin, London, Düsseldorf and Moscow.

About Yinghua

Yinghua, born in Shanghai, China in 1939, is a time traveller. Son of the famed master of Beijing Opera, Zhou Xinfang, Yinghua was born into a family of theatre. He studied art and architecture at St Martins School of Art and the Hammersmith School of Art and Building (now the Chelsea School of Art), respectively. Precious metal is juxtaposed with trash in his mixed media pieces and forces the viewer to reassess preconceptions about what is precious and what is thrown away. His exhibitions include One-Man Exhibition (1962), Lincoln Gallery, London; and Three-Man Show (1964), ICA Gallery, London. His works are in numerous private collections including Museum of Modern Art, New York (MOMA).

About Zhu Jinshi

Zhu Jinshi was born in Beijing, China in 1954. After completing an artist-in-residency in Germany and teaching in the Architecture Department of the Berlin Technical University, Zhu returned to Beijing, where he currently lives and works. He began painting abstract works in the late 1970s, and participated in the Stars (Xing Xing) group exhibition, the first avant-garde art exhibition after the Cultural Revolution. Zhu has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions including The Reality of Paint (2013) and Chinese Contemporary Abstract, 1980s until Present: MINDMAP (2012) at Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong; Power and Jiangshan (2008) at Arario Gallery, Beijing; and On the Road (2002) at Prague City Museum, Czech Republic. Zhu’s work is represented in many private and public collections across the globe, including Canada where his rice paper installation The Tao of Xuan Paper (1997) is on permanent display at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

About Pearl Lam Galleries

Founded by Pearl Lam, the Galleries’ mission is to stimulate cross-cultural dialogue and cultural exchange between East and West by establishing distinct and rigorous programming in each of its gallery spaces in Hong Kong, Shanghai and the forthcoming Singapore gallery at Gillman Barracks, opening in November 2013.

Pearl Lam Galleries is dedicated to championing Chinese artists who re-evaluate the philosophy and perception of Chinese contemporary art, whilst also committed to presenting major exhibitions by international artists. Jim Lambie, Yinka Shonibare MBE and Zhu Jinshi are among the line-up of artists who will have solo exhibitions at the Galleries in 2013.

Pearl Lam Design shows works by established and emerging international designers including André Dubreuil, Maarten Baas, Mattia Bonetti, and Studio Makkink & Bey. They are invited to push the boundaries of traditional Chinese art and craft techniques and create new works that reflect their experiences in China.

 The 12th Korea International Art Fair