seoul: the selby house

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a photographer, illustrator, artist, author, and last but not least, an avid blogger, todd selby has firmly anchored himself in the upper echelons of fashion and design. thanks to a quirky and personalized approach that's clever, amusing, in addition to being far removed from the usual tedious deference, his scope is widely seen as a sign of the times. in a current show at daelim museum in seoul, fittingly entitled the selby house, the multi-tasker exhibits his key photographic works, expressive illustrations, video works, and also new large-scale installation works created especially for the exhibition. it offers visitors an immersive visual experience, and to such an extent that parts of the venue have been fully transformed, from entrance to exhibition halls, garden and café, creating an environment that lives up to the name of the showcase.

on display is a collection of some 230 photographs, from early works portraying the private spaces of celebrities to the dynamic studios and creative kitchens of figures from the worlds of fashion and cuisine. in the following space, selby is presented as an illustrator and storyteller, featuring drawings of everyday topics such as animals, food and nature, infused with his own unique colour and pure energy. in the so-called selby's room, recreations of the artist's own living room, bedroom and studio provide a peek into his private lifestyle. going back to his childhood days, the selby's jungle section presents the artist's childhood dreams and memories [on through oct 29]. location: daelim museum, 21 jahamun-ro 4-gil [jongno-gu].

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