Gallery Afternoon first opened its doors in 2021, in Samcheong-dong, Seoul's central art precinct in Jongno-gu, Korea's central administrative district of over 600 years.
Neighboring Gallery Afternoon on the gentle upslope of Samcheong-dong are numerous culture and art landmarks of Korea's past and present, including the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gyeongbokgung Palace, and a multitude of art galleries native and foreign. Among those landmarks, Gallery Afternoon has found a sure footing; a must-visit waypoint for saunterers and art lovers alike.
The list of young painters presented at the gallery starts with the inaugural exhibition by Kim Heesoo, followed by more new and rising young painters including Kim Seulgi, Kim Hayoung, Park Jiyoung, Qwaya (Seo Saewon), Laksamana Ryo(Indonesia), and Kameko Kameo(Japan).
Gallery Afternoon has been a prestigious platform for artistic expression, curating an impressive array of 8 to 10 solo and group exhibitions annually.
With a keen eye for extraordinary talent, we bring to light and nurture promising artists from the rich artistic milieu of Asia, including, but not limited to, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, and Indonesia. Our commitment is to create an environment where these gifted artists flourish and gain acclaim on the global art stage.
In 2021, our exhibition with the celebrated artist Kim Heesoo was met with resounding success. We were eager to promote him, and over a three-month period, we welcomed approximately 30,000 visitors, marking a triumphant milestone in our gallery's history. Consequently, Kim Heesoo has been the focus at esteemed events such as Art Busan (2022), and CAN ART IBIZA (2022), further solidifying his reputation as a millennial painter who receives widespread admiration in the global art community.
Furthermore, our gallery takes pride in being the first to uncover the potential of female artists born in the '80s and '90s from Korea, such as Kim Seulgi, Kim Hayoung, and Park Jiyoung. Unyielding in our support, we have made bold investments, ensuring their evolution as artists and paving their path into major global art markets including New York and Paris.