Chun Kwang Young

Chun Kwang Young

Aggregation 001-A095 2001

Chun Kwang Young ( Hongchun 1944)

 is a Korean artist best known for his textural, crystalline paper sculptures. He uses tea and other natural dyes to color mulberry paper to give the impression that his sculptures are not manmade. Chun’s childhood recollections of seeing medicinal herbs wrapped, treated, and packaged influenced the development of his paper-working technique. His work explores themes of harmony and conflict, as with his famed Aggregation series of large-scale sculptures made of triangular parts created from discarded books. In his own words, the Korean artist is concerned with “expressing the power of our ancestors' spirit,” and reflecting on “a painful modern society." Born in 1944 in Hongchun, South Korea, he studied at Hong-Ik University in Korea and received his MFA from the Philadelphia College of Art. Prior to 1995, when the artist began working with mulberry paper, he painted in a manner influenced by American and European Abstract Expressionism. Chun has been named Artist of the Year by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, and was awarded the Presidential Prize in the 41st Korean Culture and Art Prize by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. In 2014, Chun authored Mulberry Mindscapes, a monograph articulating the breadth and diversity of his half-century long artistic career. The artist’s works are in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Seoul National University Museum of Art, and the Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, among others. He lives and works in Seoul, South Korea.

Fonte: Artnet

Esposizioni personali / selected personal exhibitions

Dusseldorf, Beck & Eggeling Gallery

Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Chun Kwang Young Solo Show
Seoul, PKM Gallery, Chun Kwang Young WORKS 1975-2018
New York, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Chun Kwang Young – Aggregation

Antwerp, Museum de Reede, Chun Kwang Young – Chaotic Harmony II
Hong Kong, Pearl Lam Galleries, Chun Kwang Young
Vienna, Beck & Eggeling, International Fine Art
Brussels, Fondation Boghossian, Chun Kwang Young

Gyeongju, Woo Yang Museum, Chun Kwang Young - A Retrospective

Dusseldorf, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Mulberry Mindscapes
Singapore, Pearl Lam Gallery, Aggregation
Edinburgh, Edinburgh Festival, Dovecot Studios

London, Bernard Jacobson Gallery
New York, Hasted Kraeutler Gallery, Kwang Young Chun

Singapore, Art Plural Gallery, Chun Kwang Young – Assemblage
Seoul, Museum of Seoul National University

New York, Hasted Kraeutler Gallery
Maryland, Towson University Asian Art Center
Virginia, Lynchburg College Daura Gallery

Tennessee, Knoxville Museum of Art
Seoul, Gallery Hyundai
Sydney, Conny Dietzschold Gallery

Tokyo, Mori Arts Center Gallery
Wyoming, Laramie, University of Wyoming Art Museum
Singapore, Singapore Tyler Print Institute

Ridgefield, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
New York, Robert Miller Gallery

Sin7gapore, Singapore Tyler Print Institute

Columbus, Columbus Museum

Seoul, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, 2001 The Artist of this year

Key Biscayne, Comemenoz Gallery

Seoul, Park Ryu-Sook Gallery

Seoul, Gallery Bhak

Seoul, Gallery Hyundai

Tokyo, Sirota Gallery

Seoul, American Cultural Center Gallery

New York, Lotus Gallery

New York, Holly Solomon Gallery

Seoul, Seoul Cultural Center Gallery