April 28, 2017 - Daelim Museum - Todd Selby: The Selby House
April 28, 2017

Daelim Museum

Todd Selby, Tea Time with Ricki and Vix, London, 2015. Courtesy of The Selby.

Todd Selby
The Selby House
April 27–October 29, 2017

Daelim Museum
21, Jahamun-Ro 4-Gil, Jongno-gu
03044 Seoul
South Korea
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–7pm,
Thursday and Saturday 10am–8pm

T +82 2 720 0667

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Daelim Museum presents The Selby House, the exhibition of the photographer and illustrator Todd Selby from April 27 to October 29, 2017. Through photographs, full of warmth and curiosity and colorful illustrations, Todd Selby's work intimately portrays creators around the world and the spaces in which they live and work. Selby is renowned for his passion for working with colorful characters in diverse fields ranging from fashion to design, film, architecture and food. His uniquely upbeat, uninhibited works evoke positive energy and provide artistic inspiration amid the monotony of everyday life.

In this exhibition, the whole of Daelim Museum, from the entrance to the exhibition spaces to the garden, is transformed into the "Selby House." Enriched with the artist's sense of humor and irrepressible imagination, The Selby House presents a comprehensive collection of works from his most notable photography series to colorful illustrations, films, and large site-specific installations. Over 230 of Selby's photographs include the early images of celebrities’ homes that started a sensation on his blog, theselby.com, and the pictures of studios and kitchens of creative individuals in the fields of fashion and culinary art. Through his intimate perspective, the photos tell compelling stories of the people leading unique lifestyles, capturing scenes from their daily lives and work spaces. The images include Ambika Conroy, a designer who makes clothing from home-raised angora rabbits, Olivier Rousteing, Balmain's youngest designer, Carla Sozzani, mother of Italian fashion and the founder of 10 Corso Como, Hartwood, the restaurant located in the center of the Mexican jungle, and Annie Novak, an urban farmer who runs a rooftop farm in Brooklyn. The exhibition also introduces Selby as a visual communicator, who constantly searches for ways to connect with the public through his drawings of everyday subjects such as animals, food and nature, infused with his lively personality and energy. Meanwhile, the re-creation of the artist's own living room, bedroom and studio provides a glimpse of Selby’s lifestyle, where his creative outputs are born. Upstairs in the Jungle Room, the artist's childhood dreams and memories come together in an explosion of captivating energy.

The works of Todd Selby incorporate the spaces and lifestyles of individuals working in myriad fields, while also sharing bundles of stories derived from the artist's own experience. With the touch of his unique artistic style, familiar mediums, such as photography and illustration, brim with fun and joy. Inspired by the encounters and relationships formed in everyday life, the artist constantly develops his own visual language in an attempt to actively engage and intimately communicate with the general public. A place full of whimsical thoughts and freewheeling lifestyle The Selby House welcomes visitors and transforms ordinary moments into extraordinary.

Daelim Museum
Located in the center of Seoul in Korea, near historic Gyeongbokgung Palace, Daelim Museum began its life as Korea's first specialist photography museum in 1996. Since then, Daelim Museum has introduced a variety of creative concepts and forms in contemporary photography and design, now established as art forms within our everyday lives. Its innovative exhibitions, accompanied by a range of cultural and educational programs, have touched the lives of countless viewers. In 2012, the tenth anniversary of Daelim Museum, the foundation opened D Project Space, a creative facility for young Korean artists, in Seoul's Hannam-dong neighborhood. In 2016, to mark its 20th anniversary, the Daelim Cultural Foundation took another step forward with the opening of D Museum on Dokseodang-ro Street, also in Hannam-dong. D Museum is bringing new change, reaching out to more viewers with the kinds of content exhibited until now at Daelim Museum, providing high-quality cultural and artistic experiences in a larger venue. 

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