Color and Dream: Paintings by Seungbo Roh

Opening Reception this Friday, January 2

Seungbo Roh is a painter who was born in Seoul, South Korea, and currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio. Her paintings are informed by the social complexities of the urban landscape in which we live. Merging these common spaces of everyday life with Korean style, she attempts to express feelings that are solemn and bleak, yet somehow splendid. Roh’s striking work employs the traditional ‘Ohbangsaek’ colors of red, blue, yellow, white, and black, which relate to emotions, the environment, beauty and health.

Seungbo Roh works with acrylics on stretched canvass in the range of about 4 to 6 feet in extension. The high-chroma intensity of the colors in her work is tamed by rigorous geometric compositions. Spatial illusion are both created and negated in the interplay of complex 2-dimensional patterns that transcend mere architecture in search of the human condition.

Roh received an M.F.A. from Hongik University and a B.F.A. in Visual Design from Ewah Woman’s University, both in Seoul South, Korea. From 1986 through 1990 she worked for the Korean Food Company as a Designer, taking the lead in food advertisement and package design. Additionally, from 1992 through 1998 Ms. Roh taught art at Hyundai Institute of Art. As a creative artist she has been in numerous exhibitions including Kyung Hyang Gallery and Myungdong Gallery in Seoul and the Arts Center in Berlin, Germany. Recently, She has had Scope Basel Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland, Affordable Fine Art Amsterdam in Netherlands and Scope Miami Beach Art Fair in Florida.

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