Mazzoleni and Kukje Gallery at Frieze Masters 2023
Frieze Masters 2023 | The Regents Park, London | Booth B1
Collectors Preview: Wednesday 11 October and Thursday 12 October | Public Days: 11 – 15 October, 2023
Aesthetics of Difference
CARLA ACCARDI | GETULIO ALVIANI | AGOSTINO BONALUMI | LUCIO FONTANA | GIUSEPPE CAPOGROSSI | DADAMAINO | PARK SEO-BO | LEE SEUNG JIO | KIL SUNG
Mazzoleni is pleased to return to Frieze Masters, in collaboration with Kukje Gallery, to present a selection of works dedicated to the consideration of the “Aesthetics of Difference”. This presentation will look at the interlacement between abstract/spatial Post-War Italian artists and the non-figurative, monochromatic/geometric aspect of Korean modern and contemporary artists.
Mazzoleni will present works from the likes of Carla Accardi and Giuseppe Capogrossi, whose dynamic approach to the use of signs, became hallmarks of their long and varied careers, as seen in Accardi’s Nerogrigiobianco (1998) and Capogrossi’s Superficie (1955). Additionally, groundbreaking works by Lucio Fontana, Agostino Bonalumi and Dadamaino, transcend conventional concepts of painting, focusing on time, space, and structural rhythm, revolutionizing the very essence of the medium. As a leading figure in the kinetic art movement, Mazzoleni will also present works from Getulio Alviani’s extensive and lauded series of sculptures Vibrating Texture Surfaces, such as Superficie a testura vibratile esagono II (1974).
Kukje Gallery will present the works of painter Park Seo-Bo, a pioneer of the Dansaekhwa movement in Korea, whose artistry is rooted in traditional Korean philosophy, the innovative use of materials, and the importance of artistic process. Works will also be presented by Lee Seung Jio, who devoted his practice to developing a vocabulary of geometric abstraction in Korea. Both artists unique visual language champions form and material, and employs pattern and repetition, reflecting a process-driven approach that places the act of creation at the core of their practice. Similarly, ceramicist Kil Sung‘s creation of Joseon traditional tea bowls ‘Edo-Dawan’, focuses on the harmony between soil and fire, reflecting a compositional process central to his practice. Kil Sung’s works extend from nature rather than mere craftsmanship, exemplified by the simplicity, practicality, and solidity found in the Gyungjil-White Porcelain Moon Jar, inspired by Confucian aesthetics of the Joseon era.