Oh Se-Yeol

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Sabine Vazieux (Editor), Oh Se-Yeol. Ingénu génie, Paris, Éditions Lord Byron, 2020

1st edition
Edition of 200 numbered copies
Hardcover, 21 x 28 cm, 64 pages
French English edition
Translated in English by David Michaelson
ISBN : 978-2-491901-03-5

Oh Se-Yeol. Ingénu génie is the latest catalog on the work of the Korean artist, published on the occasion of the exhibition "Ingénu genius" at the Galerie Vazieux in Paris from September 18 to November 7, 2020. It includes a preface by Sabine Vazieux as well as 'a discussion between the artist and Mael Bellec.

The painter Oh Se-Yeol is one of the main actors of the Korean art scene, recognizable by his compositions halfway between figuration and abstraction, his random and obsessive use of figures with which he covers many of his canvases and these objects that 'he sticks on these appearing to come from the bottom of a toy box.

"Manufacturer of images from memory, the one more than likely of his own story although it is not said, and especially not written in full, Oh Se-Yeol likes to imitate the childish expression , and the spontaneity of graffiti. "(Geneviève Breerette)

Sabine Vazieux is a specialist in post-war abstract painting in the West. For several years, she has devoted herself to her passion for Asian painting. She opened her gallery in Paris in 1999, where she now exhibits abstract Asian artists from the 1950s to the present day.

Curator responsible for the China and Korea collections at the Cernushi Museum in Paris, Mael Bellec has curated exhibitions such as “Seoul-Paris-Seoul - Korean artists in France” in 2015 or “Lee Ungno, Man of crowds »In 2017. A specialist in the arts of the Far East, he regularly contributes to scientific publications, exhibition catalogs and other reference works on the subject.