Wisdom and Compassion

Mokspace welcomes you to an exciting new exhibition of ‘Wisdom and Compassion’ based on the teachings of Buddha. This exhibition shows Buddhism in new light of the contemporary 21st century, contrasting from the origins of when this philosophical journey began centuries ago. These harmonious statements celebrate the birth of Buddha, usually celebrated amongst others with lanterns and lights, but our team of artists each presents their interpretations of this event as a way of celebration. We present to you with works of paintings, installations, photography and sculptures to give you a better understanding of Buddhism as a whole.

Jewoo Jeon
Jewoo Jeon runs the Korea Institute of Buddhist Photography. He has worked as the Chief of Korean Society of Buddhist Photography and a photographer for the Korean Jogye order Newsletter. He is currently a leading member of the Korea Association of Buddhist Photographers.

Sooyung Lee
Sooyung, born in Gwangju, Korea in 1975, shows architectural and constructive notions through her works as she majored in furniture design at college. She is currently working as a coordinator at Gwangju Biennale in Korea. After graduating with an MA degree at Loughborough University she successfully gained attention from a wide audience last year at an exhibition hosted by the Korean Cultural Centre UK. The work shown at this exhibition is an outcome of collaboration with Hyunseok Lee by which audience is able to contemplate the meaning of 108 earthly human desires through the carefully designed constructions and letters.

Sukhi Barber
Born in Hertfordshire in 1971, Sukhi Barber began painting about Ancient Greco Roman art and philosophy from her youth. This has strengthened her foundation to study sculpture at The City and Guild of London Art School. For her technique in creating figures using clay and drawing nude, Sukhi was awarded a scholarship from Madame Tussaud, as well as receiving a Sculpture Award in 1995 as she graduated. Sukhi became fascinated by the unchanging truth and peace found during her journey in India after her degree. She then moved on to creating Buddha sculptures in a traditional way, such as carving into stone or casting bronze, along with researching Buddhism philosophy in Nepal and Katmandu for 12 years after the visit. Since her final piece of 1991 at university, Sukhi has widely participated in numerous exhibitions.

Suzanne Rees Glanister
Suzanne was born in Wales. She spent her most of her childhood in Sri Lanka and Nigeria following her father’s job. She tells that because of her experience of witnessing different kinds of poor, famine and war in the countries she had been to, Suzanne became fascinated by Buddhist ideas. As a designer of theatre and theatre costume, Suzanne is widely experienced taking part in prestigious festivals such as Edinburgh Festivals, and now works as one of the artists of the South London Women Artists (SLWA).

Date: 14th May – 9th June 2013
Venue: MOKSPACE, 33 Museum Street, London WC1A 1LH

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