Yukyung Art Museum Acquires Haunting Artwork “Grounded Angel” by Sam Dobrow for its Permanent Collection
New Artwork for the Permanent Collection
Artifact, a New York City art agency has secured placement of “Grounded Angel (30×30)” by Sam Dobrow in the permanent collection of Yukyung Art Museum in Geoje, South Korea. Yukyung Art Museum is the fine art museum within the larger Haegeumgang Theme Museum. Yukyung Art Museum is a popular destination for visitors to Geoje, a city known for centuries-old Buddhist temples, coastal resorts, and high-tech industry including such companies as Daewoo and Samsung.
Opening November 2022, The Yukyung Art Museum exhibition “Equilibrium” celebrates resilience and creativity of artists finding balance and peace in the present world. Grounded Angel combines symbolism from Eastern and Western culture making it a sensational contribution to the exhibition. As part of the Equilibrium exhibition, Grounded Angel has become an addition to the museum’s permanent collection.
About Grounded Angel
Grounded Angel is a 30″ x 30″ surreal work of art from Sam Dobrow’s Mystic Collection. Grounded Angel depicts a winged angel with her feet buried in the ground of a cemetery and seemingly taking solice from a dragon while a maternal angel in the sky solemnly observes. It is uncertain whether the angel is being punished by grounding her to the earth or if the dragon is mystically resurrecting her from the grave.
The historic Scottish cemetery sets a scene reminiscent of the puritanical novel, The Scarlet Letter, where a woman conceives a child through a sinful relationship with the minister of her church. One may think the dragon represents the devil and the orb represents the child. However, the symbol of the dragon has been used extensively in Korean culture, both in Korean mythology and ancient Korean art. Ancient texts sometimes mention sentient speaking dragons, capable of understanding complex emotions such as devotion, kindness, and gratitude. Most importantly, these dragons are often depicted carrying an orb in their claws, or mouth, called a ‘yeouiju’ representing authority over creation and divine will. Perhaps this woman is not a sinner but a beautiful angel rising from the earth after an untimely demise. We are left to interpret the meaning of this situation relying upon our personal understanding of these symbols.
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The Haegeumgang Theme Museum Poster is a must-own collector item commemorating the addition of Grounded Angel to the Museum’s permanent collection. It is a fine art, chromogenic print, created for framing. The fine art poster is a time-limited edition, printed on demand until March 1, 2023. The print ships free to any North American address. International addresses can be shipped in a tube with shipping charges paid by the recipient (request international shipping estimate).
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About Sam Dobrow
Sam Dobrow is a contemporary photographic artist who lives and works in the artist village of Coconut Grove, Florida. In the digital darkroom, Sam continues to test the boundaries of photography. All of his artwork begins in the camera and evolves into images with intensely beautiful constructs amplified by his emotions and perceptions of the world and its inhabitants. Whether it is a street scene, portrait or figurative works, Sam captures beauty by presenting subjects shaped by light, framed by strong graphical elements, and emotionally supercharged by the thoughtful choice or absence of color.
According to Sam, the art of photography begins with a feeling, followed by seeing through the camera with anticipation, and ultimately developing an image that speaks to that feeling.
About Yukyung Art Museum
Haegeumgang Theme Museum is an important cultural institution created as a link between the Korean tradition and contemporary culture. The museum is located next to the Haegeum River on the island of Geoje. Built on two floors it houses the Museum of Modern Korean History, the Museum of European Decorative Accessories, and the Yukyung Art Museum.
For over 20 years, Artifact has been exhibiting and promoting the work of mid-career and established artists, including paintings, sculptures, photographs and new media. Artifact’s collaboration with corporate clients includes development of art based marketing strategies engaging artists and their work.
Located in the Lower East Side at 84 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002, the most exciting art destination of Manhattan, Artifact is close to the Tenement Museum, New Museum, International Center of Photography and over 200 contemporary art galleries. This cutting edge area is also a historic neighborhood where immigrants from all over the world settled upon arrival to the United States. Embracing this spirit of diversity, Artifact provides a platform for cultural exchange and a marketplace for American and international artists.