My trip back from the Polish Printmaking Show and Seoul South Korea took me through Hong Kong. I had heard a lot about this great city from friends and decided to make a layover for three days. Since it is further south the weather is hotter and more humid than Seoul. The average temperature during my stay was 95F with about 95% humidity, a real jungle. It is an amazing city and I can see why the British didn’t want to let it go. The port is huge, the largest I have seen, at least 100 times bigger than Seattle. I walked around a lot and took the ferry across the bay to Kowloon to go shopping for electronic gadgets.
After my first visit to China about 4 years ago I was so impressed with the quality of Chinese printmaking that I felt a closer contact between Polish and Asian printmakers would benefit both. The best way to start this contact would be to show Asian artists what is happening in Europe and Poland is a great representative of European printmaking.
I am now in Seoul to open the largest exhibition of Polish Printmaking ever assembled. I have been working on this project for 2 years and after the initial exhibition in Tianjin, China last October we are now able to bring this excellent show to South Korea.
With the extensive help of the Art Department at the Kyung Hee University and especially Professor Seung Woog Kim we were able to make this spectacular print exhibition happen here in Seoul, South Korea.
There are about 240 prints in this exhibition and about 85 of the best Polish artists are represented with their most recent works. All printmaking techniques are represented with many examples of etching, aquatint, lithography, serigraph, linocut, digital, dry-point, mezzotint and more.This is an exceptional and incredible show.
The opening is this Friday September 2nd at 6:00PM, the site is the A&D Gallery on the Kyung Hee University Campus, Seoul, South Korea.