Lava Lamp
March 15, 2021 - April 24, 2021
@Spectrum Gallery

⭢ Interview

As the third edition of the special exhibition series, Spectrum Gallery is delighted to present a solo exhibition of Seoul and Philadelphia-based artist Min Baek. The exhibition entitled is scheduled from 16th March to 10th April 2021. The title coins the term of an incandescent glass object. Within its transparent interior, the colored liquid mixture moves upwards and downwards repetitively, stimulated by constant heating and cooling. Such chemical reactions of a lava lamp share Min Baek’s idea centered around the human body in an abstract territory. The execution of heterogeneous materials and multilayered structures in Baek's paintings conveys the bodily phenomenons and the chemical reactions within a lava lamp. The works are a result of an accumulation of coincidental variables: spraying, pressing, spilling, and glazing on every layer of the paintings. By realizing the mobile and unpredictable nature of the body, Min Baek’s works present “an image not for the present, but the next”.

© Min Baek