American-born, Korea raised artist John Chae offers nine collections that testify to a variety of influences topped with a penchant for the unusual. Collections like Scenes and New Levels depict geometrical and colorful pop art tendencies while A Certain Feeling focuses on female portraits. The cartoon/comic-like effects of some of his work can be seen in collections like Screen Tones and Playgrounds, while darker undertones are present in Hermits And Yogis and Possessed And Perverted. Alternating between—and sometimes simultaneously—vibrant and enigmatic, the art just might stimulate you in unexpected ways.
Article by: Natacha Pavlov