Featuring the artwork of: Daniel Berlin, Jewoo Jeon, Sooyung Lee, Sukhi Barber, and Suzanne Rees Glanister.
About the Exhibition
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.
- · Exhibition Dates: 14th May – 9th June 2013
- · Venue: Mokspace, 33 Museum Street, London WC1A 1LH
- · Opening Reception: Tuesday 14th May 2013, 6:30 – 8:30pm
- · Opening hours: Tue – Sat, 11am – 6pm; Sun – Mon/Bank Holidays, Appointments only
- · Telephone: 020 7637 8880
- · Website: www.mokspace.com
· Admission Free Programmes
1. Tea Ceremony: Thursday 16th May 2013, 5:30 – 6:30pm
2. Meditation: Wednesday 22nd May 2013, 6:30 – 7:30pm
3. Lotus Lantern Making: Saturday 1st June 2013, 3:00 – 4:00pm
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About the Artists
Daniel Berlin: Daniel Berlin graduated from Illinois State University in 1977. He comes to Buddhism from an inter-disciplinary perspective having studied Psychology and Art as part of his degree program. Daniel formally began to work as an artist of Buddhism after becoming a follower of the well-known Tibetan Buddhist meditator Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. His passion for Buddhism can be seen in his further studies such as 'Art and Buddhism' at Naropa Institute and an MA degree at the University of Colorado with Doctoral Fellowship. Daniel enriched his art through various work on music, poetry, making films and performance. This effort lead him to become nominated twice for a Teaching Excellence Award at University of Colorado, as well as sponsorship from New York Foundation on the Arts in 1987. Daniel is currently exhibiting his works as an artist along with teaching Buddhadharma and Art to pursue true Buddhist art.
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 beggars, 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).
Suzanne Rees Glanister.