Jumee Kim Gallery presents Work. Life. Balance, the first solo exhibition of Dennis Osadebe in South Korea. Known for his pop aesthetic and reductive visual language, Osadebe’s work possesses a seamless interface between artifice and realism. This exhibition will feature a selection of 14 works of him, on canvas, prints and sculpture created from 2017.
Characterized by geometric blocks of contemporary vibrant colour palettes and figures in extensive hypnotic patterned outfits, Osadebe’s works over the past 3 years has evolved into the artist developing his own personal iconography, that is quite unique. Drawing has been influenced from David Hockney, Kerry James Marshal, Michael Craig-Martin, Roy Lichtenstein in their bold aesthetic, Osadebe’s work is inspired by day to day life, for example, surfing the internet, watching the news or having a conversation. The artist says “Whatever I came across that sparks my interest consciously or subconsciously will find a way into my work.” Like the title of the exhibition, the works playfully explore leisurely pleasures in serious environments – the work spaces from figures eating ice cream, to what should be a CEO dancing, to trying to catch some air.