WORK. LIFE. BALANCE

Location: Nabiga-Art Nouveau Palace. Daejeon, South Korea

Dates: August 1 - August 31, 2019

Jumee Kim Gallery is very proud to present Work. Life. Balance, the first solo exhibition of Dennis Osadebe in South Korea. Known for his pop aesthetic and reductive visual language, Osadebe’s work possesses a seamless interface between artifice and realism. This exhibition will feature a selection of 14 works, on canvas, prints and sculpture created by the artist from 2017 till date.

Characterized by geometric blocks of contemporary vibrant colour palettes and figures in extensive hypnotic patterned outfits, Osadebe’s works over the past 3 years has evolved into the artist developing his own personal iconography, that is quite unique. Drawing inspiration and influence from artists such as David Hockney, Kerry James Marshal, Michael Craig-Martin, Roy Lichtenstein in their bold aesthetic, Osadebe’s work is inspired by day to day life, for example, surfing the internet, watching the news or having a conversation. The artist says “Whatever I come across that sparks my interest consciously or subconsciously will find a way into my work.” Like the title of the exhibition, the works playfully explore leisurely pleasures in serious environments - the work spaces - from figures eating ice cream, to what should be a CEO dancing, to trying to catch some air.

Korean Translation:

주미김 갤러리는 데니스 오사데베의 한국 첫번째 전시인 ’ Work. Life. Balance’ 선보이는 것에 대하여 매우 자랑스럽게 생각합니다. 대중적인 미학적 그리고 환원주의적인 시각적 언어로 알려진 오사데베의 작품은 인공물과 현실주의 사이의 완벽한 접점을 가지고 있습니다. 이번 전시는 2017년부터 작업한, 캔버스, 프린트 및 조각상으로 구성되어, 아티스트의 14작품을 선보일 예정입니다.

현대적인 생동감 넘치는 컬러 팔레트의 기하학적 블록과 광대하며 최면을 거는 듯 한 패턴을 갖춘 의상으로 특징 지어진 오사데베의 작품들은 지난 3년 동안 매우 독특한 개인 도상학을 개발 하는 아티스트의 발전을 도왔습니다. David Hockney, Kerry James Marshal, Michael Craig-Martin, Roy Lichtenstein의 대담한 미학에서 영향을받은 Osadebe의 작품은 인터넷 서핑, 뉴스 시청 또는 대화와 같은 일상 생활에서 영감을 얻습니다. 예술가는 "내가 무엇을 발견하든 간에 내 관심은 의식적으로 또는 무의식적으로 내 작업에 대한 길을 발견 할 것"이라고 말합니다. 이번 전시회의 제목처럼, 작품들은 아이스크림을 먹는 사람부터 춤을 추는 CEO, 공기를 잡으려고 하는 것까지, 진지한 환경 안에서 여유로운 즐거움을 장난스럽게 탐구합니다.

 

ARTWORKS FROM THE EXHIBITION

Casual Business (2019)

Digital illustration and Acrylic on Canvas

33 x 24 Inches

$ 2,200

Gentleman Standing on A Chair (2019)

Digital illustration and Acrylic on Canvas

33 x 22 inches

$ 2,200 🔴

Horse and Female Rider (2019)

Digital illustration and Acrylic on Canvas

35 x 35 Inches

$ 2,000 🔴

The Secretary (2018)

Digital illustration and Acrylic on Canvas

40 x 34 Inches

$ 2,500 🔴

Lunch Break (2019)

Digital illustration and Acrylic on Canvas

25 x 31.6 inches

$ 1,600 RESERVED

The Consultant II (2018)
Giclée print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth Paper

16 x 12 Inches (Limited Edition of 8 only)

$ 250 🔴

Here’s To The Crazy Ones (2019)

Digital illustration and Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 Inches

$ 1,500

Saint E.E (2019)

Digital illustration and Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 24 inches

$ 1,500

Space Engineer (2017)

Giclée print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth Paper

16 x 16 inches (10/10 Edition)

$ 350

Bubble Gum (2018)

Giclée print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth Paper

21 x 21 inches (50/50 Edition)

$ 250 🔴

Bring pets to work day (2019)

Digital illustration and Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 11.2 inches 🔴

Brother’s Keeper (2017)

Giclée print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth Paper

22 x 21 Inches (10/10 Edition)

$ 350 🔴

The Consultant (2019)

Sculpture (Titanium White)

Crafted in Resin, 3D printed plaster and hand-finished

10 H x 5 W inches (1/1 Edition)


For all inquiries, contact:

Dennis Osadebe: hello@dennisosadebe.com