Opening - Korean Eye @ Saatchi in London

Leading Korean contemporary artists are getting their spotlights in a new exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. Korean Eye: Fantastic Ordinary. Building on the popular success of last year’s Korean Eye: Moon Generation, which attracted over 250,000 visitors to the same gallery, Fantastic Ordinary present a selection of over 30 works by a select group of 12 Korean artists. It will travel to Singapore in September and Seoul in November. I like the video works by Jeon Joon Ho, he places himself inside scenes of various currency notes, Jin Yong Ho’s tyre ‘mutant’ sculptures which are simultaneously realistic and surreal, and Lee Rim’s self-portraits (photo) which begin as performances, where she slathers a mixture of facial cream and black paint onto her nude figure (disturbing but powerful and very beautiful aesthetically)