Marc Straus

Gallery

Jong Oh

May 20 - July 24, 2021

Opening Reception
Thu May 20 2021, 4pm - 8pm

The Korean artist Jong Oh (b. 1981) creates minimal sculptures that respond to the given spatial situation.

We are proud to present Jong Oh’s fifth solo exhibition at the gallery. With the use of simple materials Oh creates sublime sculptures. He considers each new space, it’s dimensions, light, tensions, angles, and volume. He then constructs a sculpture intuitively, a process of discovery, where he finds a balance between the object he makes and the environment around it.

These subtle poetic works invite us to see the space anew; we consider tonal qualities and physical relationships and the beauty that is easily missed. When we encounter his work, we have to pause ─ they are so unexpectedly beautiful and powerful and yet impossibly delicate. We are obliged to consider how they were made and then where they were installed and then we feel compelled to move around them to study them from different viewpoints; more and more is revealed about the works and the spaces in which they are located.

Jong Oh was born in Mauritania and his family now resides in Seoul, Korea. Oh earned his BFA from Hongik University in Seoul and eventually his MFA from School of Visual Art in New York. He has had numerous museum shows in Europe, Asia and the US including Seoul Museum of Art; Hudson Valley MOCA; Center for Arts and Media, Karlruhe; DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, MA; Spiral Centre, Tokyo. This year he had a residency at Doosan gallery in Chelsea, NY. His life is peripatetic, traveling constantly with his modest tool kit in hand.

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Installation View
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Works In Exhibition
Jong Oh 2021
Wood, paint, metal rod, string, billiard ball.
59.5 x 25.5 x 14 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Line Sculpture #21

2021
Wood, paint, metal rod, string, billiard ball.
59.5 x 25.5 x 14 in.

Jong Oh 2021
Wood panel, paint, metal rod, chain. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Folding Drawing #33

2021
Wood panel, paint, metal rod, chain.

Jong Oh 2021
Metal rod, chain, string, fishing wire, paint, beads.
47.5 x 23.5 x 10 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Line Sculpture (cuboid) #43

2021
Metal rod, chain, string, fishing wire, paint, beads.
47.5 x 23.5 x 10 in.

Jong Oh 2021
Metal rod, chain, fishing wire, string, paint.
62 x 8.5 x 8.5 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Line Sculpture (column) #8

2021
Metal rod, chain, fishing wire, string, paint.
62 x 8.5 x 8.5 in.

Jong Oh 2021
Wood panel, paint, metal rod, chain.
9.5 x 7.7 x 2 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Folding Drawing #34

2021
Wood panel, paint, metal rod, chain.
9.5 x 7.7 x 2 in.

Jong Oh 2021
Wood panel, paint, metal rod, chain.
11 x 5.5 x 2 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Folding Drawing #35

2021
Wood panel, paint, metal rod, chain.
11 x 5.5 x 2 in.

Jong Oh 2021
Wood panel, paint, metal rod, chain
10.25 x 5.5 x 3 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Folding Drawing #36

2021
Wood panel, paint, metal rod, chain
10.25 x 5.5 x 3 in.

Jong Oh 2021
Wood panel, paint, metal rod, chain.
9.5 x 5.25 x 4.5 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Folding Drawing #37

2021
Wood panel, paint, metal rod, chain.
9.5 x 5.25 x 4.5 in.

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