Koryo Studio commissions with DPRK artists
Our goal has always been to commission rather than buy from the DPRK Art Studios. As a collaboration with Koryo Studio the artists develop a brief that differs from the more mundane and repetitive themed works their studios dictate; it frees them from the limitations and proscriptions of the DPRK art world and gives them more latitude to experiment. Due to these opportunities local artists constantly seek us out and pitch their ideas. In a system where copy work abounds, and provenance cannot be guaranteed, we make sure the commission process and artworks are fully recorded. In certain commissions due to sensitivities not all information on the artist will be made available. Our aim is to produce a limited selection of artworks and make these available to a few collectors who want to be a part of North Korea’s contemporary art history.
Koryo Studio projects in collaboration with international photographers
We work with a limited number of photographers who are prepared to invest time in photographing the country, and to create unique works not only of artistic value but which also challenge and inform the viewer.