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At first glance, the three names beside a series of surreal high-contrast paintings, moody blaông xã & white photographs & Jackson Pollock-esque splatters might not jump out aước ao over 70 artists appearing at a London art fair next week.
But fans of K-pop may recognize at least one of them: Henry Lau, a Chinese-Canadian singer who rose lớn fame with South Korean boybvà, Super Junior. Reversing another of the artist"s names, Ohnim, meanwhile reveals his identity as rapper Mino, a thành viên of popular K-pop group Winner. His bandmate Kang Seung-Yoon is flying under the radar using the pseudonym Yooyeon.
The three performers have sầu all forged successful careers in South Korea"s burgeoning music industry. Now, they are attempting khổng lồ crack an even tougher market: the elite world of contemporary art.

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The trio may not be short of potential buyers when their art goes on show at StART, a five-day fair at London"s Saatđưa ra Gallery. Keen-eyed Winner fans have already offered Mino -- who asked lớn be referred khổng lồ as Ohnlặng for this piece -- thousands of dollars for one of his original paintings. However, speaking via video clip Call from Seoul, the rapper said he was hesitant about selling his work publicly.
"Tons of my fans keep offering all kinds of prices for a piece, because they"re fans," he said via a translator. "But I don"t want to bởi vì that. I want to actually belong in the art world and it be recognized by critics that my artwork is (worth) a certain price. I don"t want to take advantage of my fans... I have to lớn take care of them."

Ohnim's fellow Winner bvà member and photographer Kang Seung-Yoon, who goes by the artist moniker Yooyeon. Credit: From YG K Plus/StART Art Global
When StART founder David Ciclitira spoke to Ohnlặng, Yooyeon & Lau about selling their art, they were at a loss for how to value them -- or even whether to sell them at all. (Ciclitira, a prolific collector of Asian art, purchased one of Ohnim"s paintings ahead of the fair, but declined to lớn discđại bại how much he paid, saying via đoạn phim call: "They were just so excited that someone wanted khổng lồ buy something.") With some persuasion, the musicians compromised and agreed to produce 250 limited-edition prints (signed and priced at $500) for the fair, as well as an affordable range of face masks, mugs và tote bags.

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The popstars" involvement with StART will undoubtedly attract new eyes khổng lồ their work -- especially in Western markets where they are far from household names. But the relationship is mutually beneficial. Ahead of the fair, they have sầu been excitedly sharing flyers và previewing their art khổng lồ their millions of followers. In June, Ciclitira organized a Seoul exhibition called Korean Eye 2020: Creativity and Daydream, featuring the trio"s artworks, & K-pop"s pulling power helped it reach a "much bigger audience," the collector said, adding: "It"s bringing people inlớn art."
For Ohnim, however, the ultimate goal is having his work appreciated by authoritative industry voices. "I want to lớn really be a true artist," he said.

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With all the trappings of a K-pop star -- a gigantic ring glinted on his finger as he fielded questions from behind tinted glasses -- Ohnim is not your typical visual artist.
Currently pursuing a solo music career while Winner is on hiatus, he initially began drawing as a hobby. The self-taught 28-year-old, who counts the likes of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele aao ước his favorite artists, eventually became "more serious" and transitioned lớn painting, occasionally posting his art to lớn his 6 million Instagram followers.

His confronting, highly saturated portraits are a far cry from the upbeat dance tracks his band is known for, featuring contorted figures slumped over canvases và emaciated bodies being lifted inlớn the sky. Among muốn the artworks showcasing at Saatchi is a colorful yet disconcerting series of paintings from his collection "Hide." In one, a haunted face peers out between red and green fingers. In another, the eye of a magenta figure"s face is being forced open by a disembodied h&.

"Because I"m a celebrity, I can"t show my emotions. I may be sad sometimes. I may be siông chồng, or I may not feel good about something -- but I need to lớn maintain a certain image. That"s why I called it "Hide" -- khổng lồ avoid showing the public the emotions going through me."
Like artists everywhere, Ohnlặng has had to lớn literally hide away over the last two years, spending much of his time indoors as Covid-19 swept South Korea. While the pandemic put a pin in his touring schedule, the time alone gave sầu him time lớn focus on his art, he said.
Another painting by Ohnyên, depicting a figure surrounded by colorful shapes. Credit: StART Art Global
With Ciclitira"s help, Ohnim -- along with Yooyeon & Lau -- found a secret studio, away from the prying eyes of their legions of fans. He shared many of his new paintings on social media, completing 20 artworks during the pandemic so far (11 of them will go on display in London).
"I started feeling responsibility và a heavy burden that I need to improve, khổng lồ be more passionate & dedicate myself as an artist," he said.
Referencing the so-called "K-wave" -- a name for rising interest in South Korean music, movies and TV dramas overseas -- Ohnyên believes visual artists will eventually enjoy a similar spotlight. "A part of me wants lớn be leading K-culture and lớn give other people the chance to show their art around the world," he said, adding: "I feel lượt thích I have khổng lồ be one of its leaders lớn perform well."
Ciclitira may be known as an art collector, but he has also enjoyed a prolific career in the music industry. As chairman of events & entertainment group Live sầu Company, he has worked with và promoted the likes of Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and Tina Turner. He has also worked extensively in South Korea, developing cthua kém liên kết with Ohnim"s label, YG Entertainment, which has managed some of the biggest names in K-pop, including Psy of "Gangphái mạnh Style" fame.
While Ohnyên was already well-established as a musician, one of Ciclitira"s company"s directors, Sonia Hong, recognized his wider artistry after one of his paintings went viral on Instagram, racking up over a million likes.
Herself a music industry veteran, Hong has worked with the StART founder for 14 years và has a close friendship with the managing director of Ohnim"s label. Sensing the rapper"s potential, she contacted the label to lớn see more of his art, which she then showed to curators at Saatchi Gallery. ("We don"t recruit people just because they"re famous," she said.) After they deemed his work, in Hong"s words, "interesting," they moved forward with the collaboration alongside Yeoyeon và Lau.
Ciclitira speaks highly of the trio"s attitude, saying they have sầu "never once thrown in my face" the fact that they"re famous.
Featured StART Art Fair participant Henry Lau, who creates abstract paintings in blaông xã và white. Credit: From Monster Entertainment
"They could do, because if you"ve sầu got 10 million followers và you walk down the street in Seoul with everybody chasing you, that could go to lớn their heads," he said. "But they"re polite, they"re humble, they seek assistance. They genuinely want khổng lồ ask what you feel about their work."
Ciclitira is careful khổng lồ clarify that he và Hong "don"t manage" any of the stars và are instead "helping them," along with other artists showing at StART. Ohnyên maintains his own management, noting that his label has been "very supportive" but "cautious" about his celebrity being "abused."
It remains khổng lồ be seen if Ohnim will be able to lớn attkết thúc his Saatđưa ra debut in London amid scheduling and pandemic restrictions. Ciclitira, who even arranged for the star to lớn be vaccinated in the hope it would improve sầu his chances of visiting the UK, must contover with the star"s other commitments: namely a South Korean reality TV show, which begins shooting around the time of the opening.
When asked whether he"ll attover the art fair"s opening, Ohnyên ổn broke inkhổng lồ English for the first time in the interview. Looking directly into the camera & leaning forwards, he insisted, "I want khổng lồ go there. Really."