A fully illustrated book that plays a key role in shaping our understanding of the work of Korean Contemporary Artists, and provides a gateway to the wider culture of their homeland. Founded in 2008 by Serenella and David Ciclitira, and in partnership with Standard Chartered and the Saatchi Gallery, "Korean Eye" is a philanthropic movement to promote Korean Contemporary Art and emerging Korean artists internationally. Now in its fourth year, "Korean Eye" has become a leading global initiative for Korean Contemporary Art, and has held 11 exhibitions at some of the in the worlds most prestigious destinations including the Saatchi Gallery, London and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Thanks to the success of previous exhibitions, "Korean Eye" is regarded a pioneering global promoter of Korean art and culture, and as such has attracted huge numbers of artists wishing to enter their work for the forthcoming 2012 exhibition. More than 2000 artists put forward over 28,000 portfolios, and after a rigorous selection process 100 works by 75 artists have been chosen to make up "Korean Eye" 2012.
The volume includes works by a group of artists who were already present in the first book dedicated to "Korean Contemporary Art" ("Korean Eye", Skira 2010), some of them are published here for the first time.
Serenella Ciclitira has an honors degree in art history from Trinity College, Dublin, and has worked extensively with artists and galleries throughout the world. With her husband, David Ciclitira, she is the cofounder of Korean Eye.