The World of Line, Ink, and Nude

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In 1984, Chang-Woo Seok's first career as an electrical engineer ended abruptly with a 22,000-volt shock that nearly killed him. The accident forced the complete amputation of both arms and two toes. Seeking to rebuild his life, Seok took up Korean calligraphy and traditional ink and paper artwork, with the use of special attachments developed for his prosthetic arms. For more than 20 years since, he has developed a unique method and style that strives to capture the movement and form of the human body, in defiance of his physical disability.

Seok's work has been shown in 14 solo exhibitions across Korea as well as in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, and the United States, and he has participation in more than 120 group exhibitions worldwide. His inspirational story and artwork is further enhanced by his live performance of creating his artwork on huge canvases.

This exhibit will remain on display through June 8. The Korean Cultural Center is open to visitors 9am - 12PM and 1:30 - 5:30 pm, Monday - Friday.

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Korean Cultural Center
2370 Massachusetts Ave, NW

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