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TITLE : Wall Street International preview Boomoon. Naksan
DATE : 03/18/2015 23:49

         Boomoon, Naksan #4280, 2010, Laserchrome print face-mounted on Diasec, 70 7/8 x 91 7/8 in, Edition of 6, Image courtesy of Flowers Gallery, London and New York


Boomoon (b.1955) is a South Korean photographer currently working in Seoul and Sokcho. Since the 1980셲, he has been engaging with natural landscapes in his work as a means of self-reflection, producing large format photographs of vast expanses of sky, sea and land. Devoid of human existence, the central emphasis of his work is the experience of the infinity of nature and the representation of its presence.

쏧t is of profound importance to understand Boomoon셲 capacity to create an experiential space for the viewer and allow us to embody essential vantage points upon the optical splendor and ordering of the physical world. Significantly, Boomoon셲 camera perspective does not simulate an overtly human scale or optical perspective. He goes beyond being a photographer who offers us the sense of an omniscient but still human visual exploration of the world. Instead, his acute avoidance of a hyperbolic signature photographic style means that we are liberated viewers that can move into, above and beyond the natural phenomena that his camera explores, unhindered by an overbearing sense of his authorship. - Charlotte Cotton, taken from Constellation, published by Daegu Art Museum.

Boomoon셲 debut US solo exhibition at Flowers will comprise of selected works from his series Naksan. Naksan is located on the east coast of the Korean peninsula, taking its name from a beach overlooking the Sea of Japan (East Sea). The series, conceived during the heavy snow storms of 2005, 2010 and 2014, is characterized by details of crashing waves on the snow covered seashore. The photographs are dominated by a blank plane in the lower half of the image where the snow has accumulated on the beach. The snow is rendered as a singular flat surface devoid of scale or perspective, accentuating the horizon line that cuts midway through the pictorial plane.

Confronted by the vastness of Boomoon셲 immense and isolated landscapes, the viewer is presented with a meditative space in which to consider our metaphysical and spiritual connection with nature.

The poet and critic Shino Kuraishi wrote that Boomoon셲 photographs are 쐓o large that they extend beyond the perimeter of the human body and systematically arranging them to provide separate encounters with individual viewers, he creates sites conducive to a highly contemplative experience. Wherever I stand in front of Boomoon셲 landscapes, I am inevitably drawn into dialogue with myself.


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31   Fairs in May 2015, with Flowers Gallery 05/31/2015
30   Feature Shoot Recommends: Top 10 Photo Events and Happenings in New York (Mar. 2-8) 03/19/2015
-   Wall Street International preview Boomoon. Naksan 03/18/2015
27   Solo Exhibition 01/26/2015
26   "Human Nature-Boomoon, Nadav Kander, Mona Kuhn" at Flowers Gallery, London 01/26/2015
25   "Naksan #4277" is Art Miami's Work of the Day, 2 Dec. 2014 12/03/2014
24   Boomoon "Naksan#4277" at the Entrance of Art Miami 12/02/2014
23   Photo Shanghai 2014 09/04/2014
22   Article in Wall Street International, Saturday 15 March 2014 03/15/2014
21   Review in Londonist, 11 March 2014 03/15/2014
20   Boomoon@Flowers Gallery listed in "Top 5 Art Exhibitions to see in London this week", 03/11/2014
19   Boomoon@Flowers Gallery listed in "Top 10 Photography Exhibitions in London", TimeOut 03/07/2014
18   ART 14 LONDON at Olympia Grand Hall, London 28/02-02/03/2014 03/07/2014
17   Opening at Flowers Gallery, 25/02/2014 03/07/2014
16   Solo Exhibition at Flowers Gallery, London, 26/02-05/04/2014 02/14/2014
15   View of "Constellation" at Daegu Art Museum 12/21/2013
14   View of "Soldiers 1978" at Bongsan Cultural Center 11/03/2013
13   "Asia Code-Zero" at Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, 11/10-22/12/2013 10/23/2013
12   Solo Exhibition at Bongsan Cultural Center, Daegue 08/11-01/12/2013 05/06/2013
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