Half 2 of our Unique Interview with Juno Youn and Spencer Walker
Mon Dieu Tasks goals to carry some irreverence to the LA artwork world with its provocative curatorial selections. “Mon Dieu” the French expression of “My god!” and shock is the response the curators hope to encourage. It additionally represents Galerie Youn’s Montreal roots with its roster of eccentric artists, who’re thrilled for his or her West Coast debut.
The place do you assume the worldwide artwork market might be in 5 years?
Spencer Walker: I’ll observe Juno down the sci-fi rabbit gap and attempt to think about how way more expertise will disrupt the worldwide artwork market. I feel AI generated artwork might be remembered as a foolish pattern like slap bracelets and Hyper Colour shirts. Tangible real-world artwork will at all times be extra revered than one thing that you would be able to solely view on a display screen. However expertise isn’t essentially the enemy of the artist. 3D printing will enhance and permit for artists to dream larger grander scale works.
Juno Youn: I foresee a mature NFT growing from the ashes of the grifters. Unique artwork is unique artwork and there’ll at all times be a marketplace for it. The world will solely get extra digital. Whether or not it’s gaming platforms or the metaverse, cave work or an NFT gallery, there are nonetheless partitions that want ornament. The savvy artists will determine the best way to maintain a toe in every pool to create bodily and digital work, every elevating the others’ profile.
North America, Europe, Asia, Center East, maybe Africa or South America – the place ought to artwork buyers be focusing proper now and why?
Spencer Walker: European artwork has greater than its share of time within the pantheon. There continues to be thrilling artwork popping out of continent just like the photograph lifelike acrylics from Mon Dieu Tasks artist Hugo Alonso out of Spain. And we’re a bit biased and myopic being based mostly in North America. Mexico has no scarcity of gamechangers working immediately. However I might look to Asia, primarily Southeast and South Asia for thrilling artists to spend money on early. I lived for 2 years within the Philippines and traveled all through the area seeing thrilling work popping out of Manila, Yangon, and Hanoi. Hong Kong and Singapore are the dealer facilities for these works, however I like to recommend going on to the supply. I don’t know sufficient about African artists, though I like what I’ve seen. And India simply turned probably the most populated nation on this planet. Amongst these billions of individuals are artists destined to turn into family names.
Juno Youn: South Korea, child! The nation of my start that I left way back for North America is lastly having its second. BTS was simply our opening salvo to announce to the world “annyeonghaseyo (hey)!” Momentum within the artwork market is shifting in direction of Seoul with its superior economic system, technologically superior with disposable earnings and an appreciation for the finer issues. And from that Korean artwork ecosystem, a brand new era of younger Korean artists that may quickly turn into must-haves for any severe artwork collectors. So, pack a bag, fly to Seoul, and order the modern artwork sampler with a facet of kimchi!
In your opinion, who’re the highest 5 artists to spend money on proper now?
Juno Youn & Spencer Walker: We each have our favourite artists, however even we’ve got very totally different tastes from one another and what we’d cling on our personal partitions. Artwork should at all times be a purchase order of affection earlier than an funding. You want to have the ability to benefit from the work even when it loses worth in an ever-fickle artwork market. If you’re purely greenback and cents, it’s a wiser monetary transfer to spend money on an already established, however not but blue-chip artist. However there isn’t any better thrill than discovering somebody model new earlier than they get scooped up by Gagosian or Hauser + Wirth. It’s financially rewarding too! With that mentioned, listed below are some names we like for established, but inexpensive artists we love:
How do you see the position of artwork galleries evolving sooner or later, and what modifications do you anticipate within the business?
Spencer Walker: Artwork galleries might want to turn into greater than only a place that exhibits artwork on the partitions on the market. That outdated chestnut of a enterprise mannequin won’t be viable long run. That’s very true except you’re one of many elite galleries that promote based mostly on their model recognition alone. Again down on Planet Earth, the profitable galleries of the long run might want to turn into cottage industries. Stay occasions, merchandise, streaming. And naturally, promote numerous artwork.
Juno Youn: I’ve watched the business broaden and contract. Doomsayers predict the top of the artwork market just for it to return roaring again even stronger. Social media has modified the sport a lot within the final ten years, empowering artists to self-promote. As the facility dynamics shift into the artists arms, some might determine that they could not even want a gallery to signify them. However the sensible artists will proceed to work with seasoned galleries. That method they will give attention to their craft as an alternative of spending all day answering emails and producing advertising and marketing supplies like we do.
What recommendation would you give to somebody who’s fascinated about beginning their very own artwork gallery or pursuing a profession within the artwork world?
Juno Youn: Run! lol. The artwork enterprise could appear glamorous with its lovely artwork, decadent events, and fabulous style. That half is true. However there may be a lot drudgery behind the scenes that’s nobody would take into account glamorous. Excel sheets and Google drive recordsdata and so many emails. This can’t be some self-importance challenge you do as a facet hustle. It needs to be your solely hustle and it may be a grind. However if you happen to’re up for it, figuring out that nothing comes straightforward, then step proper up! The enjoyment of working with lovely artwork and the good individuals who create it makes all of it price it.
Spencer Walker: Be ready to work more durable than you’ve gotten ever earlier than. I’ve amassed sufficient energy instruments working a gallery that I may moonlight as a contractor. If solely I wasn’t so drained on the finish of the times attempting to overcome the infinite To Do lists. Be ready for issues to go mistaken as a result of the tiniest little mistake can derail the complete prepare. Simply be prepared forward of time with a Plan B and C, whether or not that’s a backup framer, an exterior laborious drive with gallery laptop backed up, or a bottle of wine when there’s nothing you are able to do however kvetch and strategize a method out of the opening you’re in. This isn’t an business for the thin-skinned.
Are you able to share with us any upcoming exhibitions or occasions that we needs to be wanting ahead to at your gallery?
Spencer Walker: Mon Dieu Tasks is worked up about our second group exhibition ABSTRACT ADJACENT in mid-Could. This present strips away most, however not all the figurative components present in our inaugural present Intimate Exchanges. “Adjoining” refers to each being close to, however not fairly aside of one thing. And it’s a quintessential a part of Angeleno geographical lexicon, like residing Beverly Hills-adjacent. These 8 artists are a mix of true summary painters, surreal drawings and pictures, and works bleeding into askew figurative works from:
D L Alvarez
Nadège Monchera Baer
Juno Youn: Galerie Youn at the moment has a solo exhibition of Jeff Nachtigall known as TIGER VS BEAR that includes colourful, surrealist animal scenes.
“Animals have populated my work for over 30 years. Maybe it was the synthesis of Saturday morning cartoons and my expertise rising up within the Canadian North that influenced my perceptions. I favor animals to people; they’ve extra integrity. They permit me to deal with relationships in a subverted method, forcing the viewer to dig deeper in the event that they want extra that means.” – Jeff Nachtigall
Our June exhibition will function two solo exhibits. Combined-media sculptor Bernice Lum (additionally discovered within the inaugural Mon Dieu Tasks present) might be exhibiting her classic bowling pins repurposed to create components of nostalgia. Colour blind Mark Liam Smith’s positive artwork work are impressed by the European masters, however with manipulated with subversive modern dimensions.
Moreover, Galerie Youn might be on the Artwork Busan in South Korea with different artwork festivals to observe in 2023, which our horoscope predicts might be an excellent yr.
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