Venice, Italy – 30 May 2023 – San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice, a luxurious five-star hotel, nestled on a private island in the heart of the lagoon, eight minutes to San Marco Square by the hotels’ complimentary boats, is proud to host the highly anticipated "Organism" exhibition by acclaimed Korean artist Seung-Hwan Kim. The exhibition will showcase a captivating collection of sculptures that push the boundaries of the medium and explore the interplay between nature, light, and colour. The exhibition will be accompanied by a cocktail event with the artist on 8 June, providing an exclusive opportunity to engage with the artist and experience his extraordinary work firsthand.
Kim's artistic journey can be traced through his various creative phases. From the early years of experimenting with materials and textures to the exploration of the human form and its spirituality, he has now ventured into a new realm inspired by the organic beauty of nature. In the "Organism" series, Kim skilfully captures the intricate changes in natural forms, using rhythmically twisting surfaces to convey their superficial complexity. Through his sculptures, he seeks to represent the order and eternal nature found in the world around us.
The "Organism" exhibition at San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice pays homage to the city's rich artistic heritage, particularly its unique use of colour and light. Seung-Hwan Kim's works, with their soft and fluid proportions, reflect the influence of Venetian painting and art traditions, which have long celebrated the interplay of light and atmosphere. The exhibition invites viewers to contemplate the delicate balance between materiality and immateriality, exploring the realms of the void, lightness, and colour.
Named as Europe’s Best Historic Hotel in 2022 by Historic World Awards, San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice is the perfect backdrop for this extraordinary exhibition. Situated on a secluded private island just minutes away from San Marco Square, the hotel combines modern luxury with 12th-century historic charm. Guests can immerse themselves in the hotel's lush 7-acre park and gardens, enjoying activities such as leisurely strolls, tennis matches and refreshing dips in the pool while taking in the breathtaking views of Venice's skyline.
The "Organism" exhibition by Seung-Hwan Kim promises to be a highlight of the Venice art scene, showcasing the artist's exceptional talent and his exploration of nature's wonders. Art enthusiasts and visitors alike are invited to join the cocktail event on 8 June at San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice, where they can engage with the artist and witness the transformative power of his sculptures.