LG OLED Lounge at Frieze NY 2024 Showcases a Master of Korean Abstract Art

LG OLED Lounge at Frieze NY 2024 Showcases a Master of Korean Abstract Art

A solo presentation of Kim Whanki, We Meet Again in New York, will be on view at the LG OLED Lounge at Frieze New York 2024 from May 1st through 5th, showcasing five digital expressions of his works shown across an LG Signature OLED M 4K television, complementing 27 original artworks on loan from the Whanki Museum that include personal items such as diaries, photographs, and letters from the artist.

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Renown for his lyrical “all-over dot” style and abstractions derived from nature, Whanki’s influence is still felt across generations of abstract painters in Korea since his passing in 1974, including Korean American video art luminary, Nam June Paik.

Kim Whanki's abstract digital painting 7-VI-69 #65 created specifically for display on the LG Signature OLED M display.

7-VI-69 #65 (1969) Digital Expression of Whanki’s painting, 2023 (C) Whanki Foundation. Whanki Museum

Kim Whanki's abstract digital painting Duet 22-IV-74 #331 created specifically for display on the LG Signature OLED M display.

Duet 22-IV-74 #331 (1974) Digital Expression of Whanki’s painting, 2023 (C) Whanki Foundation. Whanki Museum

Noting Whanki’s enduring sway across the abstract art world within Korea, the artist’s works find a new canvas across LG’s self-illuminated 4K, 120Hz OLED television display, with five digital expressions created by a new generation of Korean multimedia artists: Je Baak, professor at Seoul National University College of Fine Arts; Verseday, a media art creator group; Mano Ahn, CEO of Ahn Graphics; and Jason Kim, CEO of BESIGN.

Kim Whanki's abstract digital painting Heart Series 1 created specifically for display on the LG Signature OLED M display.

Heart Series 1 Presented on LG OLED (C) Whanki Foundation. Whanki Museum

Kim Whanki's abstract digital painting Heart Series 2 created specifically for display on the LG Signature OLED M display.

Heart Series 2 Presented on LG OLED (C) Whanki Foundation. Whanki Museum

Kim Whanki's abstract digital painting Heart Series 3 created specifically for display on the LG Signature OLED M display.

Heart Series 3 Presented on LG OLED (C) Whanki Foundation. Whanki Museum

Charged to retain the essence of each of Whanki’s artwork, the digital paintings are captured in rich details with visual effects lighting, colors, and clarity enhanced by the light-emitting display technology, which is capable of pixel dimming and delivering true inky blacks all the while preserving Kim’s original artistic intentions.

Kim Whanki's abstract digital painting Heart Series 4 created specifically for display on the LG Signature OLED M display.

Heart Series 4 Presented on LG OLED (C) Whanki Foundation. Whanki Museum

Kim Whanki's abstract digital painting Heart Series 5 created specifically for display on the LG Signature OLED M display.

Heart Series 5 Presented on LG OLED (C) Whanki Foundation. Whanki Museum

Kim Whanki's abstract digital painting untitled painting of red background with several curved black lines created specifically for display on the LG Signature OLED M display.

Digital Expression of Whanki’s painting, 2023 (C) Whanki Foundation. Whanki Museum

“LG Electronics is proud to celebrate the legacy of Kim Whanki and present a unique opportunity for the global audience to engage closely with a legendary artist who has not been well known in New York until now. Through our digital canvas, LG OLED and a new generation of artists have revived Kim’s artworks in unprecedented detail, offering an innovative tribute to his legacy,” says Kate Oh, Vice President of the Brand Communication Division at the LG Home Entertainment Company.

Artist Sir John Akomfrah's  ‘Listening All Night To The Rain,’ video display installation with four OLED display on the wall and one large floor mounted display underlit with LED lights in a darkened room.

Artist Sir John Akomfrah’s  ‘Listening All Night To The Rain,’ a contemplative digital art experience featuring audiovisual narratives from human history using multiple LG OLED displays.

Whanki’s exhibition follows up American artist Shepard Fairey and LG OLED’s digital canvas exhibition at Frieze Los Angeles 2024 hosted within the Santa Monica Airport alongside”Listening All Night To The Rain, an installation created by artist and filmmaker Sir John Akomfrah at the 60th International Art Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia 2024.

To learn more about LG’s foray into art visit lgoledart.com.

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