Art Class: Nick Knight Photography Exhibition, Seoul
I am an admittedly late bloomer when it comes to the arts. I know that I have a long way to go before I could consider myself a virtuoso however, as of late I find myself increasingly interested in art. I find myself exploring the art scene of South Korea with a keen interest and curiosity that has recently taken possession of my being. I have made it my mission to get to some of the bigger or more widely advertised exhibitions whether on my own or with a friend so I can get a feeling for art.
This time I went to the Nick Knight photography exhibition at the Daelim Museum. Nick Knight is actually a British fashion photographer from London who studied in Bournemouth and has photographed for the likes of Alexander McQueen and Yohji Yamamoto. I didn't know much but I found the exhibition quite a good opportunity to learn about a lot of his work.
I was expected to be moved by his work with two of my favourite fashion designers or rather his work with vogue however, the photos that interested me the most was his early work from his time as a student when he had photographed the Skinhead movement in the 1980s. Seeing pictures from Brick Lane and various other parts of London reminds me that in many ways home has not changed and young people will always rebel against the system.
Aside from those great pieces I did enjoy the avant-garde high fashion photography too! There was a lot to see. This exhibition is still running until 26th March at the Daelim Museum in Seoul so if you have a chance to get down and see it you really should!