갤러리소헌은 1991년 대구시 중구 봉산동 문화거리에서 개관한 이래 지난 24년간 대구를 대표하는 화랑으로 변종하 화백의 귀향 특별초대전을 비롯 회화 조각 사진 영상 등 다양한 장르의 미술과, 젊은 신예작가의 발굴과 후원, 길 트기를 하는 기획초대 전문화랑이며, 이름 위주의 편협된 콜렉션이 아닌 다양한 콜렉터 층을 위해 한국성의 아이덴티티와 세계적 보편성에 함께 다가가는 다양한 동시대 현대미술을 소개하는 화랑으로, 봉산미술제(1993~)와 화랑미술제(1996~), 대구아트엑스포(2002, 2003), 한국국제아트페어(2002~), 상하이아트페어(2004), 싱가포르아트페어(2008), 서울국제판화사진아트페어(2007~)를 비롯 다양한 미술 품 견본시장에 참가하고 있으며, 현대미술의 세계적 흐름을 살피는 동시에 현재와 미래를 함께 대비 하는 화랑으로, 또한 격조 있고 품위 있는 작품의 건전한 유통거래를 하는 진정으로 미술애호가와 시민들로부터 사랑 받는 화랑이 되고자 하는 화랑입니다.
Established in 1991, GALLERY SOHEON was Daegu's premier gallery for asian contemporary arts, as well as in 20th Century Korean modern arts by Modern Masters and Korean contemporary paintings and sculpture.
Since the opening exhibition of 1991, GALLERY SOHEON Soheon has shown Korean contemporary art with remarked individuality in the various aspect and payed great attention to dig out hidden talented new emerging YKAs(Young Korean Artists) of contemporary art. As a result we found out some principally good Korean contemporary artists, and also make an effort to introduce and promote them mainly to Singapore, Hongkog, Shanghai and Beijing,Tokyo etc. where has great possibilities of future growth in artistry and promising market in the realm of Asian contemporary arts.
Recently GALLERY SOHEON has expanded views on the distinguished promising Asian contemporary artists of China, Japan,India and south-east asian province such as Indonesia. Nowadays Korean collector's concern about asian contemporary arts is not what it was two or three years ago by virtue of many Korean star artists in the Hongkong Christie´s auction. In Korea international biennale and art fairs have greatly increased and so many galleries have participated in the artfairs such as KIAF, and the artists has shown their artworks to other galleries or in the international biennale from world-wide province.
Now through international exchange exhibitions and international art fair or prominent auction show they have came into the spotlight not only in the ASIA[Hongkong,Singpore,Beijing]but London in Europe and Newyork in USA. All that glitters is not gold, but Korean Contemporary arts are absolutely attractive. Korean contemporary art which keeps up with the times and is anomalous at the same time, and has elegance without falling into formulism has not only the contemporary inclination connotatively but also disposition intimate with personal feelings and affairs in the course of working and the favorable artwork of the result. It has an element of strength which is not standardized as in such a case of China and Japan.
There are so many foreign collectors and auctioneer interested in korean contemporary art, that not only Christie's and Sotheby's in Hong Kong but Phillips de Pury in London may have more proper concern and expectation than before. For korean contemporary art we also try to have proper approval in the contemporary art market so as to put up a good show in the auction of Asian Contemporary Art. And so on GALLERY SOHEON will try to concentrate on making various network through diverse international exhibitions and artfairs, and will make an efforts to make proper progress of korean contemporary art. The gallery has recently expanded and opened another exhibition space SOHEON Contemporary at a second location near to GALLERY SOHEON in the summer of 2007. Send by regular mail to 'GALLERY SOHEON' , 223-27 Bongsan dong, Jung gu,Daegu, 700-823 Korea (AND in case of calling both two gallery space "GALLERY SOHEON & SOHEON Contemporary"). And to 'SOHEON Contemporary' , 220-3 Bongsan dong, Jung gu,Daegu, 700-823 Korea.
Send an E-Mail to email@example.com (in case of calling both two gallery space "GALLERY SOHEON & SOHEON Contemporary"). Visit the gallery Monday to Friday, 9am - 7pm KST, and Saturday between 10am-7pm KST.
We look forward to your being happy and everlasting custmors very very soon.
WON CHANG HO
CEO of GALLERY SOHEON & SOHEON Contemporary
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