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Chun Kwang Young

1944 Hongchun, Korea, Republic of

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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.

SOLO SHOWS:

2019
Collisions: Information, Harmony and Conflict, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore
Chun Kwang Young. Sensitive Structure, Beck & Eggeling, Düsseldorf
2018
Kwang Young Chun: Aggregations, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Brooklyn
Kwang Young Chun: Aggregations, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn
Chun Kwang Young - Aggregation, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York
2017
CHUN KWANG YOUNG, Pearl Lam Galleries, Central Hong Kong
2015
Aggregation, Pearl Lam Galleries
2014
Kwang Young Chun, Hasted Kraeutler, New York
2013
Chun Kwang Young - Assemblage, Art Plural Gallery, Singapore
2012
Kwang Young Chun, Hasted Kraeutler, New York

 

GROUP SHOWS:
2020
Winter Group Show, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York
2019
Contemporary October, Stern Pissarro, London
Between Earth and Sky, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York
Singapore Summer Show, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore
Askeri Gallery at Da!Moscow 2019, Askeri Gallery, Moscow
Group Show, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York
2018
Dreamin', ART MORA, New Jersey
2017
Korean Masters, Pontone Gallery, London
2017 Summer Group Show, Mixografia
2016
The Present Embracing the Past, ART MORA, New York
Paper in Profile: Mixografia and Taller de Gráfica Mexicana, Mixografia
Touch of Korea, Kalman Maklary Fine Arts, Budapest
Materialised Sentiments: A CONTEXTUALIZED VIEW OF MATERIALITY, Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai
2015
Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair, Mixografia
2014
Mixografia at Art Miami 2014, Mixografia
Flux - Collective Exhibition, Art Plural Gallery, Singapore
2012
Mixografia at IFPDA Print Fair 2012, Mixografia

 

FAIR BOOTHS:
2020
Sundaram Tagore Gallery at ZⓈONAMACO 2020, Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Omer Tiroche Gallery at BRAFA 2020, Omer Tiroche Gallery
Stern Pissarro at BRAFA 2020, Stern Pissarro
Sundaram Tagore Gallery at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2020, Sundaram Tagore Gallery
2019
Omer Tiroche Gallery at Art Miami 2019, Omer Tiroche Gallery
Osborne Samuel at Art Miami 2019, Osborne Samuel
Rosenfeld Gallery LLC at Art Miami 2019, Rosenfeld Gallery LLC
Sundaram Tagore Gallery at Art Miami 2019, Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Pyo Gallery at Art Miami 2019, Pyo Gallery
SKIPWITHS at Art Miami 2019, SKIPWITHS
Stern Pissarro at Cologne Fine Art & Design 2019, Stern Pissarro
Askeri Gallery at ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair 2019, Askeri Gallery
Sundaram Tagore Gallery at EXPO CHICAGO 2019, Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Sundaram Tagore Gallery at Sydney Contemporary 2019, Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Askeri Gallery at Cosmoscow 2019, Askeri Gallery
Sundaram Tagore Gallery at Masterpiece London 2019, Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Rosenfeld Gallery LLC at Art New York 2019, Rosenfeld Gallery LLC
Pearl Lam Galleries at Art Cologne 2019, Pearl Lam Galleries
Pearl Lam Galleries at Art Basel Hong Kong 2019, Pearl Lam Galleries
Beck & Eggeling at TEFAF Maastricht 2019, Beck & Eggeling
Pearl Lam Galleries at The Armory Show 2019, Pearl Lam Galleries
2018
Mixografia at INK Miami 2018, Mixografia
Osborne Samuel at Art Miami 2018, Osborne Samuel
SKIPWITHS at Art Miami 2018, SKIPWITHS
Rosenfeld Gallery LLC at Art Miami 2018, Rosenfeld Gallery LLC
Pearl Lam Galleries at West Bund Art & Design 2018, Pearl Lam Galleries
Sundaram Tagore Gallery at EXPO CHICAGO 2018, Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Rosenfeld Gallery LLC at Art New York 2018, Rosenfeld Gallery LLC
Beck & Eggeling at Art Cologne 2018, Beck & Eggeling
Beck & Eggeling at TEFAF Maastricht 2018, Beck & Eggeling
Mixografia at ZⓈONAMACO 2018, Mixografia
2017
Rosenfeld Gallery at Art Miami 2017, Rosenfeld Gallery LLC
Osborne Samuel at Art Miami 2017, Osborne Samuel
Pyo Gallery at Art Miami 2017, Pyo Gallery
Pearl Lam Galleries at Art Stage Jakarta 2017, Pearl Lam Galleries
Pearl Lam Galleries at Art Jakarta 2017, Pearl Lam Galleries
Pearl Lam Galleries at Art Cologne 2017, Pearl Lam Galleries
Pearl Lam Galleries at Art Brussels 2017, Pearl Lam Galleries
Osborne Samuel at The Armory Show 2017, Osborne Samuel
Osborne Samuel at London Art Fair 2017, Osborne Samuel
SKIPWITHS at London Art Fair 2017, SKIPWITHS
Pearl Lam Galleries at Art Stage Singapore 2017, Pearl Lam Galleries
Osborne Samuel at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2017, Osborne Samuel
2016
Mixografia at Art Miami 2016, Mixografia
SKIPWITHS at CONTEXT Art Miami 2016, SKIPWITHS
Mixografia at IFPDA Print Fair 2016, Mixografia
PKM Gallery at KIAF 2016, PKM Gallery
SKIPWITHS at Art Southampton 2016, SKIPWITHS
Pearl Lam Galleries at Art16, Pearl Lam Galleries
Kalman Maklary Fine Arts at Art16, Kalman Maklary Fine Arts
Mixografia at Art New York 2016, Mixografia
2015
Mixografia at Art Miami 2015, Mixografia
Pearl Lam Galleries at ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair 2015, Pearl Lam Galleries
Park Ryu Sook Gallery at Abu Dhabi Art 2015, Park Ryu Sook Gallery
Mixografia at IFPDA Print Fair 2015, Mixografia
Landau Fine Art, Inc. at Art Toronto 2015, Landau Fine Art, Inc.
2014
Park Ryu Sook Gallery at SCOPE Miami Beach 2014, Park Ryu Sook Gallery
Mixografia at IFPDA Print Fair 2014, Mixografia
Art Plural Gallery at Art Taipei 2014, Art Plural Gallery
Park Ryu Sook Gallery at Art Taipei 2014, Park Ryu Sook Gallery
Art Plural Gallery at Art Stage Singapore 2014, Art Plural Gallery
2013
Mixografia at IFPDA Print Fair, Mixografia
Art Plural Gallery at Sydney Contemporary 2013, Art Plural Gallery
Mixografia at The Armory Show 2013, Mixografia

Works by Chun Kwang Young

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2018

160 x 160 cm

2013

154 x 183 cm

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