Chris Ro is a Seoul-based artist who comes from a background of graphic design and architecture. His recent work explores various methods and approaches to the visualization of concepts that normally may be considered invisible. By combining printmaking and painting techniques, Ro examines how traces and the processes of repetition and production lead to questions around originality, humanity, and sincerity. He is interested in humanizing machine-like processes, such as silk screening or printing, by allowing the work to embody more human-like intuition and interpretations. Ro’s work has been exhibited globally and is part of the permanent collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Die Neue Sammlung, National Hangeul Museum, Seoul National University Museum of Art, and Platform-L Contemporary Art Center. Chris is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).
GOBI is a curatorial initiative that softens boundaries between Art–Culture and Aesthetic–Function. Through exhibitions, experiences, and collaborations, GOBI highlights contemporary artists, designers, and cultural producers of Korea and diasporic communities in Los Angeles.
Thick as Thieves will be on display in our Gallery Space in the LINE LA Lobby from August 10-September 11th. The Artist Talk will be held in our Studio Space on August 20th from 3-5pm. The Reading Room will also be available to experience on August 19-21st during the hours of 10am-6pm.