EXHIBITION: Min-Woo Bang 'Silent Nature'

EXHIBITION: Min-Woo Bang 'Silent Nature'

3 – 20 July 2024

On Saturday 13th July from 2.30pm, a special opening event will be held in the gallery and will feature a performance prepared in response to the exhibition by Hoe Jin Kim, Concert Master of the Millennium Symphony Orchestra in Korea.

An exhibition of paintings where the canvas becomes a mirror to the artists innermost feelings is showing at Mitchell Fine Art in Brisbane from 2nd July 2024.

Min Woo Bang’s paintings are both ethereal and mesmerising, where his primary subject matter is the allure of our natural surroundings and the ephemeral beauty of our skies.

In his latest exhibition Min’s paintings serve as a poignant reflection of the tumultuous emotions swirling within him in the wake of his father's recent passing.

“Clouds, with their ethereal beauty and transient presence, mirror the ephemeral essence of life itself. Through layers of subtle hues and dynamic forms, I am perhaps conveying the complexity of grief—the moments of darkness and storm, as well as the fleeting glimpses of light and hope that pierce through the shadows’, says Bang.

Originally from South Korea, Min-Woo Bang has called Sydney home for over 30 years. He conducts field trips that result in hundreds of photos of blue sky and cloud formations that become his inspiration.

Strategic incorporation of landscape elements act to accentuate what he is really painting – the sky. His compositions draw the eye to the centre of the painting, focusing the viewers’ attention as he interprets the power, beauty and majesty of nature.

A painting begins as broad colour fields, seductively revealing itself as Bang explores form, colour and light. There is a suggested reference to the language of classical European landscape paintings in his art and yet he has developed his own narrative in his works.

Each brushstroke becomes a cathartic release, a way to navigate the depths of sorrow and emerge on the shores of acceptance and understanding" says Bang.

Min-Woo Bang has been a finalist in the Tattersall’s Landscape Prize, Wynne Prize, Muswellbrook Art Prize, NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, Mosman Prize, Paddington Art Prize and the Gold Coast Art Prize.

The exhibition is showing from 2nd – 20th July at Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley Brisbane.

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Mitchell Fine Art is located at 86 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. The gallery is open 6 days a week with onsite parking available.

To view the exhibition online visit www.mitchellfineartgallery.com.

 For enquiries phone (07) 3254 2297 or email admin@mitchellfineartgallery.com
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