Pearl Lam Galleries exhibits for the first time at
KIAF/13 (The 12th Korea International Art Fair)
Presenting works by Jason Martin, Jim Lambie, Juju Sun, Michael Wilkinson,
Su Xiaobai, Yinghua and Zhu Jinshi
3–7 October, 2013 / Stand A23
Press/VIP Preview (invitation only): Wednesday, 2 October, 2013, 3–8pm
Vernissage (invitation only): Wednesday, 2 October, 2013, 5–8pm
General Hours: Thursday, 3 October–Sunday, 6 October, 11am–8pm,
and Monday, 7 October, 11am-5pm
Stand A23, 1F Halls A&B, COEX, Seoul, Korea
>b>Hong Kong—Pearl Lam Galleries will participate in the 12th edition of the Korea International
Art Fair (KIAF) at COEX in Seoul from 3–7 October 2013. The gallery will present a strong
lineup of 19 artworks from 7 internationally renowned contemporary artists, including Jason
Martin, Jim Lambie, Michael Wilkinson, Juju Sun, Su Xiaobai, Yinghua and Zhu Jinshi, with the
majority exhibiting in Korea for the first time. By presenting leading artists from Britain, the
USA and China alongside each other, the selection continues Pearl Lam Galleries’ mission to
foster cross-cultural dialogue and exchange between Asia and the rest of the world.
The exhibition will juxtapose Western and Asian abstract painting including Zhu Jinshi’s
thickly-layered oil on canvas painting Transcribing the Buddhist Diamond Sutra 3 with No.
1320, a new acrylic on canvas painting of vivid and vibrating colours by Juju Sun, alongside
Jason Martin’s manipulation of pure pigment on aluminium in works Obregón and Tojo from
his series ofalmost sculptural paintings named after the world’s most notorious dictators.
Pearl Lam Galleries will also bring to Korea a selection of Su Xiaobai’s poetic lacquer paintings,
including A Thousand Years Unchanged 1, for the first time. Further highlights include
sculptures and installations from Jim Lambie’s Sonic Reducer and Metal Box series, mounted
on the wall and dotted across the stand floor; Michael Wilkinson’s etched mirror pieces
including Ruins Triptych with images appropriated from old photographs from his recent
Dresden series; and Yinghua’s mixed media on canvas, Singapore.
About Michael Wilkinson
Michael Wilkinson was born in Merseyside, UK in 1965 and currently lives and works in
Glasgow, Scotland. His solo exhibitions include En Attendant (2013) at Pearl Lam Galleries,
Shanghai; No History (2012) at Blum & Poe, LA; Never Works (2011) at Le Temple, Paris; Lions
After Slumber (2009) at The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow; and Wrong Gallery
(2004), New York. Recent group exhibitions include Rubble Stir (2010) at The Glue Factory,
Glasgow; Wayfinders (2006) at 135 Castlebank Street, Glasgow; and All That Is Solid Melts
Into Air (2004) at FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou. His book 1979 was published in 2012
by Blackdog Publishing, London.
About Jason Martin
Martin, who was born in Jersey in the Channel Islands, takes inspiration from both Minimalism
and Abstract Expressionism and the Western tradition of gestural painting. He studied at
Chelsea School of Art and Goldsmiths College in London between 1989 and 1993. His distinct
style received early recognition, exhibiting in London, Japan and Germany. In 1997, he was
catapulted into the global visual arts scene through his participation in the groundbreaking
exhibition Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection. Martin’s works are in
numerous private and public collections worldwide, such as the Government Art Collection,
Great Britain; FNAC, France; the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; the Denver Art
Museum; and Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.
About Jim Lambie
Jim Lambie was born in 1964 in Glasgow, Scotland, and graduated from the Glasgow School of
Art in 1994. He lives and works in Glasgow as a visual artist, musician and DJ. Lambie
specialises in colourful sculptural installations made from everyday modern materials. His
practice evolves from a response to the psychology of space and colour, and draws parallels
with the concept of synesthesia. Lambie was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2005 for his
Mental Oyster installation. His solo exhibitions include The Flowers of Romance (2013), Pearl
Lam Galleries, Hong Kong; Shaved Ice (2012), The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK;
Spiritualized (2011), Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA; and Jim Lambie (2006), Hirshhorn
Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., USA. His work has been collected by the
National Galleries of Scotland, Charles Riva Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Zabludowicz
Collection, British Council, and Tate.
About Juju Sun
Juju Sun was born in Jiangxi, China in 1973. She studied at the Ottawa School of Art and under
Optical Art Master Larry Poons at the Art Student’s League of New York and now lives and
works in New York and Beijing. Her exhibitions include Dust from the Heart (2012) at Pearl
Lam Galleries in Hong Kong, Solo Show (2012) at Today Art Museum in Beijing, Juju Sun
Recent Paintings (2011) at Jawspace Gallery in New York, Not Afraid to be Beautiful: Juju
Sun’s Recent Paintings (2010) at Gallery Gora in Montreal, and Pure Abstraction: Juju Sun
(2007) at 8th Fl Artists Center at 481 Broadway in New York City
About Su Xiaobai
Su Xiaobai (b. 1949, Hubei, China) studied oil painting at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in
Beijing in 1984, receiving a scholarship to study at the Dusseldorf National Art Academy in
1987 and subsequently moving to Germany in 1992 where he has been based ever since. Su’s
solo exhibitions include Su Xiaobai (2013) at Pearl Lam Galleries in Hong Kong, Su Xiaobai
(2011) at Another Gallery in Shanghai, Su Xiaobai Solo Exhibition (2010) at Raketenstation
Hombroich in Germany, and The Dynasty of Colours (2009) at Lagen Art Gallery in Germany.
He has exhibited in museums, galleries and art fairs across Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei,
Singapore, Berlin, London, Düsseldorf and Moscow.
Yinghua, born in Shanghai, China in 1939, is a time traveller. Son of the famed master of
Beijing Opera, Zhou Xinfang, Yinghua was born into a family of theatre. He studied art and
architecture at St Martins School of Art and the Hammersmith School of Art and Building (now
the Chelsea School of Art), respectively. Precious metal is juxtaposed with trash in his mixed
media pieces and forces the viewer to reassess preconceptions about what is precious and
what is thrown away. His exhibitions include One-Man Exhibition (1962), Lincoln Gallery,
London; and Three-Man Show (1964), ICA Gallery, London. His works are in numerous private
collections including Museum of Modern Art, New York (MOMA).
About Zhu Jinshi
Zhu Jinshi was born in Beijing, China in 1954. After completing an artist-in-residency in
Germany and teaching in the Architecture Department of the Berlin Technical University, Zhu
returned to Beijing, where he currently lives and works. He began painting abstract works in
the late 1970s, and participated in the Stars (Xing Xing) group exhibition, the first avant-garde
art exhibition after the Cultural Revolution. Zhu has exhibited in numerous solo and group
exhibitions including The Reality of Paint (2013) and Chinese Contemporary Abstract, 1980s
until Present: MINDMAP (2012) at Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong; Power and Jiangshan
(2008) at Arario Gallery, Beijing; and On the Road (2002) at Prague City Museum, Czech
Republic. Zhu’s work is represented in many private and public collections across the globe,
including Canada where his rice paper installation The Tao of Xuan Paper (1997) is on
permanent display at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
About Pearl Lam Galleries
Founded by Pearl Lam, the Galleries' mission is to stimulate cross-cultural dialogue and
cultural exchange between East and West by establishing distinct and rigorous programming
in each of its gallery spaces in Hong Kong, Shanghai and the forthcoming Singapore gallery at
Gillman Barracks, opening in November 2013.
Pearl Lam Galleries is dedicated to championing Chinese artists who re-evaluate the
philosophy and perception of Chinese contemporary art, whilst also committed to presenting
major exhibitions by international artists. Jim Lambie, Yinka Shonibare MBE and Zhu Jinshi are
among the line-up of artists who will have solo exhibitions at the Galleries in 2013.
Pearl Lam Design shows works by established and emerging international designers including
André Dubreuil, Maarten Baas, Mattia Bonetti, and Studio Makkink & Bey. They are invited to
push the boundaries of traditional Chinese art and craft techniques and create new works that
reflect their experiences in China.