Boomoon (b.1955) is a South Korean photographer currently living
in Seoul and Sokcho. Since the 1980's he has been engaging
with the landscape in his work as a means of self-reflection,
producing large format photographs of vast expanses of sea, sky and
land. Devoid of human presence, the central emphasis of his
work is the experience of the infinity of nature and the
representation of it's presence. His work was described by
Charlotte Cotton as depicting 'the unknowable and uncontrollable
character of nature.'
Boomoon's debut solo-show at Flowers will comprise selected
works from his series Sansu, Naksan, On the Clouds and Northscape.
Sansu refers to the concept of 'sansu' (mountain-water) a central
idea within the representation of nature in Far-Eastern aesthetics.
Naksan is characterised by its large scale, vertical format and
depicts details of crashing waves in sea-scapes. On the
Clouds presents a series of sky views from a plane at high
altitudes. The sky is seen from eye-level, as if the artist refused
our earthbound existences. Northscape is the title Boomoon gave to
his series of Arctic landscapes. Connotations with the 'North' -
coldness, isolation and silence could relate to many of his
landscapes, and to the sense of self-reflection that nature often
arouses in us.
For further information please contact Chris Littlewood on 020
7920 7777 or email Chris@flowersgallery.com