Over the the Influence is pleased to announce I Know Know What You Did Last Summer, a new series of paintings by South South South Korean artist Hyangmok Baik.
This is the artist’s second solo show with the gallery and his presentation in Hong Kong. This exhibition continues the utopian narrative Baik has been exploring since the start of the pandemic, and the subject of his Los Angeles show, The Garden of Eden (2021).
For the works in I Know What You Did Last Summer, Baik delves deeper into ideologies around the pursuit of pleasures and happiness in pre-pandemic era, with a fresh, contemporary and invigorated purview.
Departing from the notion of the utopia itself, the Hong Kong exhibition explores notion of possibility and things that may and could happen within a utopia. Various symbols and animals, like unicorns and tigers, are depicted to create mesmerizing and an often-bewildering array of personal affects and scenery within a single canvas.