Using this story as a metaphor, our goal is to support our artist “beans” introducing them to prominent collectors, museums, and international opportunities so that they can continue to explore the world, travel and challenge themselves in their artistic practice. It is our responsibility to find artists we believe in and with whom we can develop long lasting relationships.
Magic Beans is pleased to present three contemporary artists: Winston Chmielinski, Tom Hoops, and Sang Woo Kim who subversively visualize three different aspects of fashion. Chmielinski is a multidisciplinary artist working with fabric, literally sewn into his photographs; Tom Hoops uses black and white photography to depict, in great detail, every inch of the model’s being; while Kim, a renown fashion model and emerging artist, photographs himself and his close friends, capturing moments of carefree beauty and juxtaposes them into digital collages. These artists reveal to us that fashion is not only a style but a performance and a way of life.
Winston Chmielinski’s photographs represent an abstracted viewpoint on the
theme of fashion. He uses discarded fabrics and ephemera from his studio to
create a palpable philosophy of reintegration and nostalgia. There is a visual
collusion of boundaries, between fabrics, photography, objects, and narratives.
Tom Hoops specializes in portraiture and fashion. His black and white photographs are textured, striking and emotive works. Hoops shows us that beauty can be found when you least expect it. Sang Woo Kim captures the vibrant moments of his bohemian friends. He pays close attention to color and composition and has a magical way of portraying the paradox of youth, in its immense vulnerability and power.
Our dynamic booth at MIA will be a balanced presentation of three divergent
photographers: the high contrast black and white...
Winston Chmielinski uses photography to be awed again by every thing's peculiarity. Photos flatten the space between objects and beings, integrating them, and overriding learned categorizations of things-as-alive, or inanimate, or precious, or trash. Nothing is black and white; black and white has, and will always, lead to oppressive silence; yes, it comes down to how we see (what we see) when we open our overlapping eyes.
Born 1988 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Lives and works in Berlin.
Positions 2016, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Berlin, DE.
How To Let Go, Magic Beans, Berlin, DE.
Cut And Fold, SouvenirBY, Berlin, DE.
The Healing Room, Berlin, DE.
Whole Is a Hand That Shakes, Thomas Fuchs Gallery, Stuttgart, DE.
Laughter, Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE.
VOLTA 2013, New York City, US.
Signed With An Eye, The Roxbury Latin School, Boston, US.
Ecstatic Skin, Envoy Enterprises, New York City, US.
I Digressed, NP Contemporary Art Center, New York City, US.
Positions Art Fair, Berlin, DE.
Power Flower, Magic Beans Gallery, Berlin, DE.
Hanafuda, Ace Hotel, New York City, US.
ARTSHO5, Istanbul, TR.
Madness, The Lodge Gallery, New York City, US.
New Art City, The Safari Gallery, New York City, US.
Abracadabra, Egbert Baque Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE.
Continental Shift, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK.
Kölner Liste Art Fair, Cologne, DE.
Kontakt #2, Arena Berlin, Berlin, DE.
Come, All Ye...
Tom Hoops is a self taught film & digital photographer. His is known for his striking black and white high contrast photography. His moody portraits showcase the good, bad, beautiful and ugly.
Born in Southern Coast of England.
Lives and works in London, UK, and Bangkok, TH.
Heads, Bangkok, TH.
Portrait Salon, London,UK/Tokyo, JP.
Photo Vogue, Milan, IT.
Faces of Asia, Bangkok, TH.
Finalist, “Digital Photographer of the Year”.
COMMISSIONS AND CLIENTS
Schön magazine, Var magazine, Lavazza, Vogue, Reader's Digest, Tocco Toscano, Porter magazine, Hunger Tv, Polydor music, Fault Magazine, Unilever, Greyhours, FEI tv, TBWA, Kent, Label Magazine, Travel + Leisure, Red Magazine, Hapers Bazaar, Skin Deep.
FEATURES AND INTERVIEWS
Process Driven a podcast, Label magazine, Artwork, Creative Boom, Optics Magazine, Tartarus magazine, Enamour magazine, Ephotozine, Seamless, Spotlight, fungueriila, inspiration hut, Designyoutrust, vectroave, Bloody Loud.
'Space is what we feel and time is what we see.’
Sang Woo Kim uses photography as a tool to sincerely capture nostalgia and to engage in spontaneous, intimate moments with the people that surround him. He believes that photography allows you to stop time for a single moment to be later recollected as memories.
The series of works that are presented at MIA are a metaphorical portrait of his very close friend Henry, which immerses viewers into this world. Kim uses engaging elements of collage that resonate with Henry's distinct taste and aesthetic along with cultural aspects that he has taught Kim throughout their friendship.
Born 1994, Seoul, South Korea.
Lives and works in London, United Kingdom.
If You See Me, Now You Don´t, Magic Beans, Berlin, DE.
Do You Remember That Time?, W Magazine documentary photography series.
Yellow Sun: The New Contemporaries' presented by Avenir Africa- Lagos/Port Harcourt, NG.
Avenir Art Auction in partnership with Sotheby’s, London, UK.
Harvey Nichols Documentary Photography project, London, UK.
Waiting Rooms for Waiting Rooms, presented and sponsored by Red bull, London, UK.
Partof, presented by ASC Studios & Gallery Space- Bond House Projects, London, UK.
Central Saint Martins Foundation show - Back Hill, London, UK.
Goldsmiths University of London, UK.
Started at Central Saint Martins, Foundation diploma (MERIT).