SEOUL (Reuters) -In a Seoul cafe, K-pop stars Tune Min-ho and Kang Seung-yoon talk via a collection of their paintings and photos that will be headed for a London exhibition this autumn.
Largely acknowledged for their songs, the WINNER bandmates will showcase their art, alongside fellow K-pop singer Henry Lau, at the Begin Artwork Good, held at the Saatchi Gallery and coinciding with the famed Frieze Artwork 7 days. A selection of limited editions will work by all 3 will be readily available to order in June on the Get started.Art digital system.
“Music tells a story, irrespective of whether it’s of a joyful ending or a sad ending, there looks to be a distinct-slice ending,” rapper Tune, who is generally regarded by his phase title MINO, explained to Reuters.
“In art, every painting has different characterization but it feels like there is often an open up ending and it helps make folks believe a good deal.”
The 28-12 months-aged, who initial started out painting with acrylic colours in his early 20s, designed his general public debut as a painter in 2019 at an exhibition in Seongnam. He will existing a assortment of paintings, together with a self-portrait of a dim determine surrounded by colourful balloons, in London.
“I desired to conceal the subject (myself), so (that section is) really darkish,” he claimed. “Bright colours make you truly feel content … with that contrast, I wished to specific complexity.”
MINO and Kang, a singer, songwriter and producer identified as KANG SEUNG YOON, present their artworks under the names Ohnim and Yoo yeon respectively. Kang will showcase black and white images taken throughout numerous outings.
“Because of our fandom and fame, I imagine we introduce a lot of individuals who weren’t fascinated in art to the world of artwork,” he claimed.
“Our art or images shouldn’t be meaningless. That’s why I want to categorical my emotions in my function … (A track) is generally a few minutes and … I have to implicitly express all these things in that timing. But I can acquire a photograph every time I want, on the other hand I want.”
Becoming a member of them in London will be Canada-born singer, musician and actor Lau, who took up pendulum portray past 12 months and will display five artworks.
“Like my musical performances, what I did was I truly believed about the spot, buying my paints, what I was likely to use, my canvas, just each individual tiny matter,” he mentioned.
“I’d required to make it sort of like an complete performance, but like a effectiveness, no issue how substantially you practise and get ready there had been some unexpected things that happened.”
Lau explained illustrations of this included unplanned droplets of pink paint in artwork “Starry”.
Questioned about balancing art with music, the classically-educated violinist reported: “I’m … just seeking to do these two as a great deal as feasible. I think which is what’s definitely supporting me get through these moments.”
Reporting by Minwoo Park in Seoul and Marie-Louise Gumuchian in London More reporting by Daewoung Kim Producing by Marie-Louise Gumuchian Enhancing by Giles Elgood