I am going to further my research on my recent work through the residency program at GlogauAIR. In my recent work I have tried to install my black and white drawing work on various parts of the actual space, such as walls, floors and ceilings, rather than simply putting them on the wall. I was interested in the fact that my work actively responded to the exhibition space beyond the boundaries of the flat painting, and was installed and arranged according to the characteristics of the space, thereby making the space itself a virtual space for showing my imagination. As a result, the space itself became an element of active work, not just a background for exhibiting work.
For instance, my recent work, Ubiquitous, was installed in an abandoned villa. I made use of the spatial characteristics of the old villa so that my drawings would look like the mushrooms or fungus encroaching on the walls of the villa. The work blotted the old walls and floors of the villa, but in harmony with the surrounding stains, giving them new meaning and life. As a result, the work expanded into the entire villa and the exhibition space felt completely different.
I plan to further my research through this “Unknown Landscape” project, which will install my black and white drawings on various parts of the space, thereby transforming the actual space into a new space for showing my imagination.
I will concentrate on how to create new drawings and how to install these drawings in space to create a new landscape. In the previous exhibition the given space was quite limited. This time, I plan to make more use of the topographic features of space and cover the drawings in a wide area, so that the drawings can create my imagination in real space. In this way, I want to make sure that the viewers will feel like they are in a different Planet when they come into the space where my work is installed.
Kwanyoung Jung’s work is divided into two parts. The first is the space he imagines or the virtual space he has never seen. Jung always works on a virtual space that exists between a place he has never been to, a vague nostalgia for something that is not present in reality, or a place where he has not been. Most of these works have black thin lines on large canvas or paper. The lines are drawn without discriminating between the first and the last without any differences in color or thickness. The picture is composed of only one line, and spaces are created on the picture according to the intervals at which the lines are arranged. It is reminiscent of a virtual terrain created by computer 3D programming. But each line is drawn with a certain breath and rhythm as if meditating rather than mechanical.
Second, work on black and white objects or objects in the virtual space that are more recent works. Those objects are virtual objects or beings that exist in a virtual space and do not have any names like the objects in the Evis Tangui work. The things or beings remind us of anything on earth, but they are virtual objects without names.
The artist draws elements that are basic elements such as water or fire but do not have any particular form. His drawings are drawings of certain imaginary beings or objects made up of fundamental elements.
Jung’s black and white drawings were drawn in such a way that they could be painted at once and washed with water repeatedly to reveal the marks the brush had passed on the paper. And because of the brush strokes memorized on paper, virtual objects contain dynamic energy and a vital impression. The work in this series consists of a collection of several or several dozen drawings. Just as almost all things or organisms are made up of a collection of atoms or cells. The drawings can either be individual or grouped together.
2005 – 2011 Master of fine art, Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle 1995 – 2002 Bachelor of fine art, Chugye University for fine Art, Seoul
2007 3rd Prize, Walter Koschatzky Kunst-Preis 2007, Wien, AU
Galerie Christine Knauber, Berlin
Berlinertapete Galerie, Berlin
“Ich bin der Raum wo ich bin”, Gellertstraße 14, Karlsruhe, DE
“UND#9” Karlsruhe, DE “Focus on Imaging”, Espace entreprises Saoneor, FR
NordArt 2016, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Carlshütte, DE Schöneber Art 2016, Zwitschermaschine, Berlin, DE
“Abstrakt Real” Galerie im unteren Schloss Pähl, DE
H.K.U. Preview, Lee Gallery, Berlin, DE Artist, 그 예술적 영혼의 초상 특별전, KimBoSung Artcenter, Seoul, KR “TranSit”, 30 Links, Berlin, DE
Lee Gallery, Berlin, DE Koreanisches Kulturzentrum, Berlin, DE ”Beating surfaces” Sofitel Europe, Mazzocca Contemporary Paintings, Luxemburg
5. Internationale Kunstausstellung, Stockholmer Feuerwache, Berlin, DE
“Der PaPalagi” Soldinerstrasse 201, Berlin, DE “Retro-Perspective” Kartüche Gallery, Berlin, DE
4. Internationale Kunstausstellung, Stockholmer Feuerwache, Berlin, DE “0 Grad”, Kartüche Gallery, Berlin, DE “Renaissance der Gesichter” F200, Berlin, DE Lee Gallery, Berlin, DE
Bijouxismus 4th, Wohnzimmerausstellung, Berlin, DE Hilfsaktion für Japan, Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin, Berlin, DE NordArt 2011, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Carlshütte, DE Ostrale 011, Dresden, DE
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