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These three paintings in “Colors of Hope,” a series by conceptual Korean artist Yoon Dong-chun, are part of his solo show “Juxtaposition - Shade.” The artist polled 90 men and women of various ages in Korea, Japan and Spain - 30 people for each country - on what color they associate with the word “Hope.” The poll result for each country was painted on each canvas: Korea on the left, Spain in the center and Japan on the right.

“Art is an ordinary thing,” the 57-year-old artist told reporters at the show’s opening last month. “I have always been thinking the identity of an artist appears in his or her relation with society.” The exhibition consists of paintings, photography and installations about the various social issues of ordinary people.

The solo show runs through July 30 at Shinsegae Gallery located in Shinsegae Department Store near Myeong-dong shopping street in central Seoul. Admission is free. For details, call (02) 310-1921. Provided by the gallery

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