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Artist
Hyeon Wook NAM

Artist Nam Hyun-Wook worked as a Graphic Concept Artist along with his work after graduating from Hongik University. Starting with the Small 2 Person Exhibition Gallery Eschborn (Seoul, Korea) in 2016, he has been continuing his work until the solo exhibition Scenery Between You and Me Gallery Pale de seoul (Seoul, Korea) in 2018. Hyun-wook Nam expresses his life with his own artistic sensibility while looking at various aspects of human history that he can see and enjoy in his daily life with a calm and comfortable gaze. He leads the viewer to a certain point in the emotion he felt through a semi-spherical dialogue, paying attention to ‘The landscape you have seen and stood in, the things you have experienced, and what meaning does it have to me and how do I look upon it.’
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Artist
Hyeon Wook NAM

Artist Nam Hyun-Wook worked as a Graphic Concept Artist along with his work after graduating from Hongik University. Starting with the Small 2 Person Exhibition Gallery Eschborn (Seoul, Korea) in 2016, he has been continuing his work until the solo exhibition Scenery Between You and Me Gallery Pale de seoul (Seoul, Korea) in 2018. Hyun-wook Nam expresses his life with his own artistic sensibility while looking at various aspects of human history that he can see and enjoy in his daily life with a calm and comfortable gaze. He leads the viewer to a certain point in the emotion he felt through a semi-spherical dialogue, paying attention to ‘The landscape you have seen and stood in, the things you have experienced, and what meaning does it have to me and how do I look upon it.’
Curatorial Essay
What is your ideal utopia?

In the present age, we are undergoing a lifestyle change that extends across the social environment due to the unique situation of covid-19. In many ways, the behaviors of life have been limited, and the distance from others has also increased. This has also affected our inner world. Feelings of anxiety and fear grew inside people because their life is under a threat. Feelings of loneliness, depression and futility increased too due to lack of relationships. I0ronically, having been forced to separate ourselves from the outside world, we have gained the time to look at ourselves as individual subjects.
The ClickScrollZoom.com exhibition was planned for people who are experiencing this turning point under the theme of “The Dream We Dream through Art.” I would like to introduce three artists and their work hoping you would find your own answers to the question, “What is your ideal utopia?”
The three artists participating in this exhibition express their ideals with their own themes and expressions. Soo-hyung Park expresses the desire for the ideal life of a modern urban person using the theme of ‘Grass field.’ He objectively visualizes the standardized utopian life on his canvas and make people think about illusory idealism. The artist, Young-wook Lee, uses a sexual character to work on a painting with a performance personality that reveals her inner desire. If Soo-hyung Park's work is 'facing the face as it is', Young-wook Lee's work can be regarded as 'discovering' and 'rediscovering' his desire in 'facing the face'. Lastly, Hyun-wook Nam shows the work of stage in 'Fully Looking' after 'Insight' and 'Desire' inside. The artist expresses the ideal life that he sees and imagines through the theme of 'window.’ A window with a dual structure of 'inside’ and ‘outside' symbolizes the desire to communicate with the outside while being safe in one’s own domain. It also captures and presents the small and calm daily activity of playing in the water to show the proposition that each person's utopia exists nearby.
Each work has different expression methods, but the artist's own thoughts about the ideal life are thoroughly expressed in the picture. However, if the works produced through such deep thinking do not also have the viewers' gaze and experience, the meaning and value of their existence will be reduced. No matter how good a work is, if the audience cannot experience it, it will be nothing but absence. However, the current situation make it difficult for people to view art directly. Therefore, we adopted and planned an online exhibition as a new alternative. We want each of you to have time to reflect on yourselves and redefine your attitude in life in this virtual space we have prepared.

Yangwon Choi
Individual Work Essay
There are many stories in Hyun-wook Nam's work. His paintings, constantly observing contemporary landscapes and people and asking questions, have no exaggerated peculiarity to get dark, bizarre, or noticeable. The artist expresses the image of life with his own artistic sensibility while looking at various aspects of human history that he can see and enjoy in his daily life with a calm and comfortable gaze. As we become accustomed to the repetitive framework of our daily lives, we spend little time being aware of what is important, what forms and what thoughts we should live with. Perhaps, even in such an ordinary life, an artist may be a person who has his own view and rediscovers the meaning of life. In the process of drawing, erasing, and coloring, the artist interacts with the world with his own sensitivity. Nam Hyun-wook reveals his worries to achieve his vocation through endless works.
The Window Series (2017) can be seen as a work in which the thoughts of the artist is embodied. In and out, a mobile-style work in the form of an equilateral triangle, expresses the ideal life that the artist thinks he wants through a medium called "window." The window has a double meaning of both separating and connecting the inside and outside. In addition, a glass window has a structure that can be viewed from both the inside and the outside. By using the properties of the medium possessed by these windows, the artist embodies the function as a medium that satisfies the curiosity of the new world, as opposed to the desire to keep daily tranquility from external dangers. The artist said the dim reflection of the person on the window depicts his nephews who are having a normal day. In contrast, the composition of the screen looking out from the inside is drawn on the top of the work as a prism image with the appearance of a rainbow coming in from the outside. Through this, we can interpret that the individual's desire to protect everyday life and the desire of the individual to dream of the future coming from the unknown outside world is expressed through the work.
Floating Life, which was created in 2018, is a work that contains images of people playing in the water. People who appear in works filled with blue-colored water fill the screen, and the peculiarities of this scene are not drawn clearly. The artist says that he drew “less” of the face not wanting to depict specific people. This intentional visual device gives viewers room to intervene in the work. The spectator looks at the work and puts her face on the face that is 'less' drawn, completes the image in her head, and projects herself in it. Through this, while viewing the work, people can themselves experience a break like relaxing in water.
We sometimes experience indescribable subtle emotions in the course of life, but Hyun-wook Nam leads viewers to a certain point in the emotions he felt through semi-spherical dialogue. What can be seen and felt through the work is truly subtle and infinite. Since this is triggered from sensitivity before the realm of rational logic, the final position of the work that the artist intended to convey is left to the viewer. From that point of view, Hyunwook Nam allows viewers to enter the space inside to think, feel, and complete the work, and experience a time of rest that is impossible in reality. It calms down all compulsiveness and arousing desires.

Yangwon Choi