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Feeling-Mirage(16-09) -  Soonik Kwon

Soonik Kwon Feeling-Mirage(16-09)

Absence of Ego-Mirage(5-2) -  Soonik Kwon

Soonik Kwon Absence of Ego-Mirage(5-2)

Exhibiting Artists

  • Soonik Kwon  (+)

    Biography : Born in 1959, Seoul, Korea B.F.A. Department of Painting, College of Fine Arts, Sejong University. Solo and Invited Exhibitions 1996 Solo Exhibition, Samjung Art Space, Seoul, Korea 1998 Solo Exhibition, Eunpyeong Culture Center, Seoul, Korea 1999 Solo Exhibition, Gallery Aor, Seoul, Korea 2002 Solo Exhibition, Gallery Dream, Seoul, Korea 2004 Solo Exhibition, Kepco Plaza Gallery, Seoul, Korea 2004 Solo Exhibition, Gallery House, Jeju, Korea 2005 Art Seoul, Seoul Art Center, Hangaram, Seoul, Korea 2005 Solo Exhibition, Seo Ho Gallery, Seoul, Korea 2005 Solo Exhibition, Indeco Gallery, Seoul, Korea 2006 Solo Exhibition, Gallery Jorge Ontiveros, Madrid, Spain 2007 Solo Exhibition, Gallery Hankook IiBo, Seoul, Korea 2007 Art Figuratif, Seoul Art Center, Hangaram, Seoul. Korea 2008 Solo Exhibition ’Read’ ,Baik Song Gallery, Seoul. Korea 2008 Art Figuratif, Art Seoul Center, Hangaram, Seoul. Korea 2009 Art Figuratif, Art Seoul Center, Hangaram, Seoul. Korea 2009 Solo Exhibition, Space INNO, Seoul. Korea 2010 Solo Exhibition ’Lectura de la Metafora’, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de El Pais, Montevideo, Uruguay 2010 Solo Exhibition ’Lectura de la Metafora’ Museo de Arte del Tolima, Ibague, Colombia 2010 Solo Exhibition ‘Metaphorical Time’, Baik Song Gallery, Seoul. Korea 2011 Solo Exhibition ‘Lectura de la Metafora’, Espacio de UBS Punta del Este, Uruguay 2011 Solo Exhibition, LGM Arte International, Bogota, Colombia 2011 Solo Exhibition, MYRA Gallery, MIAMI FL, USA 2011 Solo Exhibition, Whitehall Gallery, Seoul, Korea 2013 Solo Exhibition, Art Sohyang Gallery, Pusan, Korea 2014 Solo Exhibition, Plais de Seoul, Seoul, Korea 2015 Solo Exhibition, UNC gallery, Seoul, Korea 2015 Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela 2015 Museo de Arte contemporaneo del Zulia 2016 ‘La ausencia del ego’, Museo de Arte Moderno “Juan Astorga Anta”(MAMJAA), Merida, Venezuela 2016 Solo Exhibition, Art Sohyang Gallery, Busan, Korea 2016 Gail Art

    Exhibition : Solo and Invited Exhibitions

    1996 Solo Exhibition, Samjung Art Space, Seoul, Korea
    1998 Solo Exhibition, Eunpyeong Culture Center, Seoul, Korea
    1999 Solo Exhibition, Gallery Aor, Seoul, Korea
    2002 Solo Exhibition, Gallery Dream, Seoul, Korea
    2004 Solo Exhibition, Kepco Plaza Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    2004 Solo Exhibition, Gallery House, Jeju, Korea
    2005 Art Seoul, Seoul Art Center, Hangaram, Seoul, Korea
    2005 Solo Exhibition, Seo Ho Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    2005 Solo Exhibition, Indeco Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    2006 Solo Exhibition, Gallery Jorge Ontiveros, Madrid, Spain
    2007 Solo Exhibition, Gallery Hankook IiBo, Seoul, Korea
    2007 Art Figuratif, Seoul Art Center, Hangaram, Seoul. Korea
    2008 Solo Exhibition ’Read’ ,Baik Song Gallery, Seoul. Korea
    2008 Art Figuratif, Art Seoul Center, Hangaram, Seoul. Korea
    2009 Art Figuratif, Art Seoul Center, Hangaram, Seoul. Korea
    2009 Solo Exhibition, Space INNO, Seoul. Korea
    2010 Solo Exhibition ’Lectura de la Metafora’, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de El Pais, Montevideo, Uruguay
    2010 Solo Exhibition ’Lectura de la Metafora’ Museo de Arte del Tolima, Ibague, Colombia
    2010 Solo Exhibition ‘Metaphorical Time’, Baik Song Gallery, Seoul. Korea
    2011 Solo Exhibition ‘Lectura de la Metafora’, Espacio de UBS Punta del Este, Uruguay
    2011 Solo Exhibition, LGM Arte International, Bogota, Colombia
    2011 Solo Exhibition, MYRA Gallery, MIAMI FL, USA
    2011 Solo Exhibition, Whitehall Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    2013 Solo Exhibition, Art Sohyang Gallery, Pusan, Korea
    2014 Solo Exhibition, Plais de Seoul, Seoul, Korea
    2015 Solo Exhibition, UNC gallery, Seoul, Korea
    2015 Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela
    2015 Museo de Arte contemporaneo del Zulia
    2016 ‘La ausencia del ego’, Museo de Arte Moderno “Juan Astorga Anta”(MAMJAA), Merida, Venezuela
    2016 Solo Exhibition, Art Sohyang Gallery, Busan, Korea
    2016 Gail Art Museum, Gyeongi-do, Korea
    2017 Imaginart Gallery, Barcelona, Spain



    Selected Group Exhibition

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    Detailed Description : Kwon Soonik’s series “Absence of Ego” is somewhat different from his earlier works. The colors and shapes of the numerous circles filling the canvas are in subtle contrast with each other, giving the impression of both intensity and calmness. Some smaller circles are embedded in larger ones; some circles are arranged within other geometric shapes such as squares and triangles; some are on their own while others are clustered; some seem to emit light, while others withdraw within themselves. The subtle changes in color and texture, the interference of light, and the position from which we observe the painting all cause it to change and waver constantly. In order to set the positions of the circles, the artist makes a rough sketch of grids on the canvas with a pencil. After applying the ground-color, he draws the circles with paints of various tones. Then, he mixes fine sand-like materials with the paints and applies them on the circles in order to create a relief-looking image. Next, he repeatedly rubs and paints the surface with his pencil lead. The long and grueling process lasts until he achieves a rough but warm texture, as well as the shining metallic surface produced by the graphite. Though this process requires a considerable amount of time and patience, the artist himself chose this method for inner training and thought. For Kwon Soonik, painting is like an act of ‘training’. By immersing himself in the act of rubbing and painting graphite, he leads not only himself but also the spectators into an ego-free world. In an effort to break away from his earlier attempt to express himself in various ways, he now abandons the figurative forms and fills the canvas with the repetitive expression of the ‘dot’, the basis of all plastic art.

    Artist's Documents:

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Soonik Kwon - Feeling-Mirage(16-09) Feeling-Mirage(16-09)
    •  Soonik Kwon - Absence of Ego-Mirage(5-2) Absence of Ego-Mirage(5-2)

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