Patrick Heide is pleased to announce the opening of his new gallery space at 11 Church Street, St John’s Wood, London. 

Following the successful three years of patrick heide art projects in London, German born art dealer Patrick Heide has now moved to a larger space in the same area. Patrick Heide Contemporary Art will continue to show many of the artists previously represented and proceed to develop its high profile international contemporary program. The gallery will be working with emerging and mid-career artists such as Alex Hamilton, Thomas Kilpper, Varvara Shavrova, Sarah Bridgland, Ina Geissler and Karoly Keserü. Patrick Heide Contemporary Art will continue to lay emphasis on the medium of drawing and works on paper and on presenting fresh positions from the German contemporary art scene. Prolific and challenging new positions will be added to the existing stable of artists to expand and sharpen the vision of the gallery and inspire dialogue. One addition will be the internationally acclaimed Korean artist Minjung Kim, whose opening exhibition “Void in fullness” will be featuring a new series of her large-scale paper collages. 

Upcoming exhibitions for 2007 include German light and installation artist Hans Kotter and RCA graduate Isabel Albrecht. In 2008, Varvara Shavrova’s new project “Borders” will travel to London after museum shows in Moscow and Beijing. Other highlights in 2008 will be an exciting collaboration between London artist Susan Stockwell and one of New York’s rising stars Sharon Louden; a solo show of new drawings by recent Saatchi acquisition Minjung Kim’s oeuvre hovers calmly and firmly between Eastern tradition and Western modernity. Trained in calligraphy Minjung gathered a fundamental insight into Asian art and its traditional values, which she fuses with the more formal and theoretical concepts of Western art.

Born in Gwangju, Korea in 1962 Minjung studied Oriental painting at Honk Ilk University in Seoul where she graduated with a Master in 1985. In 1991 she moved to Italy and studied at the Brera Art Academy in Milan.

“Void in fullness” reveals aspects of Minjung’s occupation with time and space. The lines on Minjung’s collages are marked by the primordial element of fire and form layered tunnels or flower-like structures. Their beautifully balanced compositions possess a quietly radiating energy that suggests a never-ending mutation, a spiritually charged transience of time.

Minjung has exhibited widely in Europe and the US and recently had museum shows at the Palazzo Bricherasio in Turin and the Guanshanyue Art Museum in Shenzhen. Minjung lives and works in Milan, France and the United States.