At Kang Collection Korean Art's March 2008 Show, Classic Art Inspires Contemporary Painters CONTEMPORARY ART, CLASSIC INSPIRATION: Influences of Buddhist and Literati Art on Contemporary Korean painting, juxtaposes contemporary art by Ik-Joong Kang and Her Suyoung with classic works
small human figures traditionally found in literati landscapes.
Mr. Her’s fusion of literati elements with a contemporary expressivity brings a remarkable, exciting freshness to the classic landscape genre. His work has quickly gained prominence, and in the last two years, Her Suyoung’s works have been acquired from Kang Collection by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Arthur M. Sackler Museum at Harvard University,Target Corporate Art Collection, and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Mr. Her lives and works in mainland China.
About Kang Collection Korean Art
Kang Collection Korean Art is the foremost Korean art gallery in the U.S. Founded by Keum Ja Kang in 1981, it has been a reputable source of the finest Korean masterpieces for over two decades, counting among its clients many major international museums and the world’s most respected private collectors. Kang Collection Korean Art specializes exclusively in Korean paintings, screens, calligraphy and objects from the Proto-Three Kingdoms to the present.
Gallery founder Keum Ja Kang has an M.A. in Far Eastern Art History from Columbia University, where she completed her thesis on artistic motifs of Korea’s Three-Kingdoms Period. She is frequently called upon by museums and collectors as an expert on Korean antiquities and to verify the authenticity of Korean paintings and antiquities.