Keumsan Gallery

Vision-Light - Yong R. KWON

Yong R. KWON Vision-Light
As I meet the darkness…
Try being alone in pitch-black darkness and truly experience the darkness. On one hand, the darkness swallows everything around it until it seems there is nothing. On the other hand, objects will undoubtedly appear in the darkness. The beginning of all was darkness. As a door is opened inside the darkness, which once revealed no hint of consciousness, an excruciating yet warming ray of light pierces the door opening. Consciousness awakens within the dark of a coma-like state. The awakening is as short and concise as a shriek.
My artwork holds light. It reflects light in ways that embody and make apparent the nature and existence of light itself. Light is scattered in a powerful yet not boisterous way. This consciousness of light and darkness allows me to experience beauty as I perceive their truth rather than illusion.
My artwork, which already hints at the idea of shape, was recently introduced to the world of colors. The colors contribute strong energy and vitality. Such vibrancy is something that disappears when the light is turned off and is hence an intangible experience, as unforgettable and exhilarating as the memory of one’s first love. In the darkness we notice the light; it is something shining in the bottom of the deep sea of reminiscence. I find myself wavering unsteadily between Rembrandt’s audacity and Van Gogh’s glamorous enchantment.

Nirvana 17#1 - Hyunjoo PARK

Hyunjoo PARK Nirvana 17#1

Nirvana 17#2 - Hyunjoo PARK

Hyunjoo PARK Nirvana 17#2

Yellow in Light - Yong R. KWON

Yong R. KWON Yellow in Light

Exhibiting Artists

  • Changkyum kim  (+)

    Biography : Education 1995 Studied at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf by Kounellis, Germany 1994 Accademia di Belle Arti di carrara, Sculpture, Italy 1987 Se-Jong University, Painting, BFA, Korea

    Exhibition : Selected Solo Exhibitions
    2015 Solo Exhibition, Keumsan Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    2014 Solo Exhibition, Tachibana Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    2008 Solo Exhibition, Park Hyatt Hotel, Seoul, Korea
    2012 Garden-Journey, Lux Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    2010 Natura Morta, Brain factory, Seoul, Korea
    Beyond the Surface, Electronic Gallery, Salisbury, Maryland
    2008 Solo Exhibition, HAN JI YUN Contemporary Space, Beijing, China
    Solo Exhibition, Chen Ling Hui Contemporary Space, Beijing, China
    Solo Exhibition, Chen Ling Hui Contemporary Space, Taipei, Taiwan
    Shadow, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori, Japan
    2007 Mirror, Sabina Museum, Seoul, Korea
    2003 Sarubia Dabang, Projectspace Sarubiadabang, Seoul, Korea
    2000 Solo Exhibition, Keumsan Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    1997 Natura Morta, Galerie STEPHANIENSTRASSE 16, Düsseldof, Germany
    1995 Solo Exhibition, Galerie Weis Häusle, Hechingen, Germany
    1994 Solo Exhibition, Yeemock Gallery, Seoul, Korea

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  • Yong R. KWON  (+)

    Exhibition : Selected Solo Exhibitions

    2006 Gallery Simon, Seoul
    2004 Seoul Arts Center, Seoul
    2003 Auction Art Center, Seoul
    2002 Asian Live Gallery, Seoul
    10th Seoul Arts Center, Seoul
    2001 Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul
    2000 Gallery Simon, Chungdam Art Fair
    1998 Gallery Simon, Seoul
    1997 MANIF 97, Seoul Arts Center
    1995 Gallery Simon, Seoul
    1993 Icon Gallery, Seoul
    1992 Indeco Gallery, Seoul
    1990 Sonamu Gallery, Seoul
    Yoon Gallery, Seoul

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2008 Meta-Reality Exhibition, gallery Euro, Seoul
    2008 Hong Kong Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention Center, Hong Kong
    2008 GIAF, Sejong Center, Seoul
    Guanyintang Art Street, Beijing
    The Bazaar, Gallery Art Space, Seoul
    Friends of Simon, Gallery Simon, Seoul
    2007 Korean-Turkish Exchange Exhibition, Istanbul Modern Sanatlar Gallery, Istanbul
    Art Plus 19, Gallery Lamer, Seoul
    2006 Exhibition for 60th anniversary of Seoul National University, Museum of Seoul National
    University, Seoul
    2005 Korean and Japan Contemporary Art Exhibition, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Seoul
    Korean Art, Model of the formative arts, Gallery ACA, Seoul
    Friends of Simon, Gallery Simon, Seoul
    From Now, Gallery Hamigang, Seoul
    2004 Online Exhibition
    Dong-A Fine Art Festival, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
    Joyful Repetition, Insa Art Center, Seoul
    Best Artist Exhibition, Gallery Han
    2003 Mix & Match, Kyonggi Cultural Foundation
    The Beauty of Art Now, Hyundai Arts Center, Seoul
    2002 Exhibition for Artists Awarded at Dong-A Fine Art Festival, Gallery Sang
    2001 Muse de Seoul Exhibition, Seoul Gallery
    National University of Arts Professor-Instructor Art Exhibition, Kunua Gallery
    A Solid Form In Another Solid Form, Gana Forum Space
    The Recovery of the Art, Insa Art Center
    2000 Seoul National University in the New Millennium, Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Detailed Description : As I meet the darkness… Try being alone in pitch-black darkness and truly experience the darkness. On one hand, the darkness swallows everything around it until it seems there is nothing. On the other hand, objects will undoubtedly appear in the darkness. The beginning of all was darkness. As a door is opened inside the darkness, which once revealed no hint of consciousness, an excruciating yet warming ray of light pierces the door opening. Consciousness awakens within the dark of a coma-like state. The awakening is as short and concise as a shriek. My artwork holds light. It reflects light in ways that embody and make apparent the nature and existence of light itself. Light is scattered in a powerful yet not boisterous way. This consciousness of light and darkness allows me to experience beauty as I perceive their truth rather than illusion. My artwork, which already hints at the idea of shape, was recently introduced to the world of colors. The colors contribute strong energy and vitality. Such vibrancy is something that disappears when the light is turned off and is hence an intangible experience, as unforgettable and exhilarating as the memory of one’s first love. In the darkness we notice the light; it is something shining in the bottom of the deep sea of reminiscence. I find myself wavering unsteadily between Rembrandt’s audacity and Van Gogh’s glamorous enchantment.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Yong R. KWON  - Vision-Light Vision-Light
    • Yong R. KWON  - Yellow in Light Yellow in Light

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  • Dongsu Lee  (+)

    Exhibition : SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2011 Metaphor of things, INSA ART CENTER, Seoul
    2008 Time with nature, Gallery Dream, Seoul
    2001 Time - Conversation, Gallery Art-planet, Seoul
    1998 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Hong-Ik University Museum of Modern Art, Seoul

     
    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2013 Vienna Fair, Wien, Austria
    Scope Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, France
    2012 Vienna Fair, Wien, Austria
    Scope Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, France
    2011 Scope Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    2010 Professor Art Exhibition,Gangneung-wonju national university Hya-ram culturalcenter, Gangneung
    Dream Gallery Opening Invitation Exhibition, Dream Gallery, Seoul
    2009 Seoul open art fair, COEX, Seoul
    2008 A Year-end Exhibition of Gratitude, Dream Gallery, Seoul
    2007 New Face Painting Exhibition, Sejong Culture Center, Seoul
    Beautiful Collision Contemporary Korean-Japanese Art Exhibition, Kyeonghyang Gallery, Seoul
    Kang-won-do Art Fair Exhibition, Chiak Art Gallery, Seoul
    Harmony and Communication Exhibition, Bona Gallery, Wonju
    The spread of New Wave Exhibition, Donghae Culture Center, Donghae
    2006 Here, City, Seoul, Korea Exhibition, Soop Gallery, Seoul
    Contemporary Art JAPAN & KOREA Exhibition, Ono Gallery, Tokyo
    National Young Artists' Exhibition, Donghae Culture Center, Donghae
    Fan Exhibition, Jebiri Art Gallery, Kangroong
    2005 Contemporary Art's Prospect Exhibition, Dream Gallery, Seoul
    Now and hare Contemporary Art JAPAN & KOREA Exhibition, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul
    Dokdo Exhibition, Donghae Culture Center, Donghae
    2004 West Gate Prison Flag Exhibition, West Gate Prison, Seoul
    Sales in Lotte Gallery Exhibition, Lotte Gallery, Seoul
    Art in Life-Art Clock Exhibition, Dream Gallery, Seoul
    2003 Planning of Materials-Wild Plants Exhibition, Dream Gallery, Seoul
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  • Hyunjoo PARK  (+)

    Biography : Education 1991 Seoul National Univ. of painting ( B.F.A.) 1993 New York Univ. of graduate course in studio painting ( M.A.) 1999 Tokyo National Univ. of Arts and Musics in oil painting ( M.F.A.) 2002 Tokyo National Univ. of Arts and Musics in oil painting (D.A.)

    Exhibition : Selected Solo Exhibitions
    2016 ” the reason of light” ,tenri gallery, New York
    2016 “Light/relations” ,HRD fine art ,Kyoto, Japan
    2015 “Light Monad”, Art side gallery, Seoul
    2014 “accumulated light”, Youngeunmuseum, geongido, Kwangju
    2013 “temple of light” ,keumsan gallery, Seoul
    2009 “diagram of Light”, Vit gallery, Seoul
    2008 “beyond the Light” , Sun Contemporary Gallery, Seoul
    2006 SADI window gallery Seoul
    2004 Gallery KAZE Osaka
    2003 gallery IHN Seoul
    2002 Gallery KAZE Osaka
    2002 DNA-Die Nueu Aktions galerie Berlin
    2002 Doctors of Fine Arts Final Exhibition Tokyo National Univ. of Fine Arts And Musics Tokyo
    2001 Gallery Kobayashi Tokyo
    (FOCUSING on A NEW generation in Japan’01 “Painting” statements from Galleries artist support program
    1999 Gallery Kobayashi (presented by SAISON ART PROGRAM) Tokyo
    1999 Keumsan Gallery Seoul
    1998 Gallery Kobayashi Tokyo
    1997 Gallery Q Tokyo
    1994 Gallery ICON Seoul
    1993-80 Washington Square Gallery New York

    Artist's Objects:

    • Hyunjoo PARK - Nirvana 17#1 Nirvana 17#1
    • Hyunjoo PARK - Nirvana 17#2 Nirvana 17#2

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  • Seung Mo Park  (+)

    Biography : Born in 1969, Sanchung, Korea Works and lives in Seoul and New York Education 1998 BFA in Sculpture, Dong-A University, Busan, Korea

    Exhibition : SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2016
    Heo (虛), Blank Space, New York, NY
    Young (影), Avenuel Art Hall, Lotte World Tower, Seoul, Korea

    2015
    Wired and Wrapped:Sculpture by Seungmo Park,Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

    2014
    Meticulously Snipped & Wrapped, Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, University Center, MI
    Absence,HADA Contemporary, London, UK
    Seungmo Park: Meticulously Snipped & Wrapped, Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI

    2013
    HWAN (幻), Nampo Art Gallery, Goheung, Korea
    Artissue Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

    2012
    Gallery Bundo, Daegu, Korea
    A Present Moment,HADA Contemporary, London, UK
    Kips Gallery, New York, New York
    Blank Space, New York, New York
    HWAN (幻), Invitational Exhibition, Lotte Gallery, Busan, Korea
    Dosi Gallery, Busan, Korea



    2011
    幻Solid Illusion,Gallery Absinthe, Seoul, Korea

    2010
    Ever Harvest Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

    2008
    Artside Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    2005
    Artside Gallery, Seoul Korea

    Detailed Description : Sculptor PARK Seungmo from Seoul, Korea creates ephemeral portraits and landscape scenes by meticulously cutting layer after layer of wire mesh to create his Maya (meaning “illusion” in Sanskrit) and by wrapping cast forms to create his aluminum wire sculptures. His lives in 6 years in India before graduation give him deeper insight and extend his vision to Pan-Asiatic theme, “Virtue.” He already has gotten fame for his age and showed more diverse philosophical world of art. PARK Seungmo’s sculptural works are drawn from models found around him, be that a person, a piano or a motor cycle. He treats them all the same without distinction as to their nature, living or inanimate. Taken into his world, they become a form cast in fiberglass and wrapped in wire to become transformed into his work of art. Far from these tangible objects that become art, the MAYA are images of illusion rather than material objects. For the MAYA, PARK overlaps several layers of steel mesh and rotates them slightly so they are slightly out of line with one another leaving a space about two finger widths between. He then sketches the contours of the image on steel meshes and cuts them out, creating a three-dimensionality in these contours. Depending on the view’s standpoint, the images may look transparent, illusory and shadowy. - Excerpt from gallery exhibition note

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