Seokmin Ko’s latest series of photographs “Strip Show,” of buildings and structures in rural and urban landscapes, brings to mind his previous series, The Square, of landscapes and cityscapes in which a mirror reflects back to the viewer more of the landscape—never the photographer.
Seokmin Ko (b. 1984, Gunsan, Korea) lives and works in Seoul, Korea. Recipient of many prestigious awards including the 2012 SongEun ArtCube Artist award, Ko represents a new wave of young contemporary artists working in South Korea. His first U.S. solo exhibition Seokmin Ko: The Square was presented in 2012 at Art Projects International, New York. Other solo exhibitions include Seokmin Ko: Strip Show, Art Projects International, New York (2014); Seokmin Ko, Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea (2013); and Seokmin Ko: The Square, SongEun ArtCube, Seoul (2012). Recent exhibitions include Mirror Mirror, Spacemom Museum of Art, Chongju, Korea (2016); Summer Love, SongEun Art Space, Seoul (2015); 2014 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA, San Antonio, Texas (2014). His work is represented in major collections including the Fidelity Corporate Art Collection, Boston; SongEun Art and Cultural Foundation, Seoul; and Montefiore Collection, New York. Reviews and feature articles about Seokmin Ko have appeared in major publications including CNN Photos, Artnews, Photo+, and Art in Culture.
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