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

Other Represented 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

  • 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 20

  • 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

  • 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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