YONGRAE KWON | 권용래

As he meets 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 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 him to experience beauty as I perceive their truth rather than illusion. His 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. INQUIRE

biography

EDUCATION

1989  M.F.A College of Fine Art, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea

1992  B.F.A Graduate Scholl of Seoul National University, Republic of Korea

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018  18th Solo Exhibition, Gallery AG, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2016  17th Solo Exhibition, Gallery Kumsan, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2011  16th Solo Exhibition, Hotel Lotte Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2006  15th Solo Exhibition, Gallery Simon, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2006  14th Solo Exhibition, KIAF, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2004  13th Solo Exhibition, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2003  12th Solo Exhibition, Auction Art Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2002  11th Solo Exhibition, Asian Live Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2002  10th Solo Exhibition, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2001  9th Solo Exhibition, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2000  8th Solo Exhibition, Gallery Simon, Chungdam Art Fair, Republic of Korea

1998  7th Solo Exhibition, Gallery Simon, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1997  6th Solo Exhibition, MANIF 97, Seoul Arts Center, Republic of Korea

1995  5th Solo Exhibition, Gallery Simon, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1993  4th Solo Exhibition, Icon Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1992  3rd Solo Exhibition, Indeco Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1990  2nd Solo Exhibition, Sonamu Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1989  1st Solo Exhibition, Yoon Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

 


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020  2020 AAF, Brussels, Belgium

2020  Pangyu Art Museum, Pangyu, Republic of Korea

2020  KIAF, COEX, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2020  Palm Beach Art Fair, Palm Beach, USA

2020  Shine in the Light, Museum Jangsungpo, Ulsan, Republic of Korea

2019  High Light Art bank, NMMC, Cheongju, Republic of Korea

2019  Hong Kong Central, Hong Kong

2019  Art New York, New York, USA

2019  Korean Art – a contemporary take on texture, Opera Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2019  Pantom City, Sehwa Museum of Art, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2019  Blue, Choice Art Company, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2019  Art London, London, UK

2018  Seoul Art Show, COEX, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2018  Art Basel Miami 2018, Miami, USA

2018  Chicago SOFA 2018, Navy Pier, Chicago, USA

2018  CONFLUENCE, Sylbia Wald & Po Kim Gallery, New York, USA

2018  KIAF, COEX, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2018  Art Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taipei

2018  London Hampstead AAF, London, UK

2018  Hong Kong AAF, Hong Kong

2018  Affordable Art Fair Hampstead 2018, London, UK

2018  Art New York, New York, USA

2018  Basel Scope, Basel, Swiss

2018  Palm Beach Art Fair, California, USA

2018  Brussels AAF, Brussels, Belgium

2018  London Battersea Art Fair, London, England

2018  The 36th Korean Galleries Art Fair, COEX, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2017  Museum of Art Seoul National University New Acquisitions Exhibition, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2017  The 35th Korean Galleries Art Fair, COEX, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2017  Forest become Road Exhibition, SNU Scholarship Building, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2017  Art Miami, Miami, USA

2017  Art Aspen, Aspen, USA

2017  The First Question, Artbit Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2017  Asia Contemporary Consortium Exhibition, Sylbia Wald & Po Kim Gallery, New York, USA

2017  Art Formosa, Songshan Cultral Park, Taipei

2016  Formosa 101 Art Fair, Taipei Expo Dome, Taipei

2016  The 34th Korean Galleries Art Fair, COEX, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2016  Context Miami, Miami, USA

2016  Art Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taipei

2016  Gallery Weekend Korea 2016, Art Space Interpark Theater, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2016  KIAF, COEX, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2015  Spoon Art Fair, Hong Mun Kwan, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2015  Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

2015  Modern +, Modernplus Gallery, Ilsan, Republic of Korea

2015  Chicago Art Fair, Chicago, USA

2015  Artspaceban Spring Art Fair, Artspaceban, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2015   Art & Life, Artspaceban, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2015  Art Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taipei
2014  10th GIAF, Sejong Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2014  KIAF, COEX, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2014  Miami Art Fair, Miami, USA

2014  Palm Beach Art Fair, California, USA

2014  Toronto Art Fair, Toronto, Canada

2013  Red Gate, Gallery Hogam, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2012  Korean Contemporary Artist 20, CheongShim Peace World Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2012  Realistic & Reality, Tongin Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2012  Moon of Mind, Superior Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2011  Asian International Art Exhibition, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2011  Art Now of Asia, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Republic of Korea

2009  GIAF 2009, Sejong Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2009  The First Gallery in China, Beijing, China

2009  Asian International Art Exhibition, The University City Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

2009  Sung Nam International Art Show, Sung Nam Art Center, Republic of Korea

2009  Hong Kong Art Fair, Hong Kong convention center, Hong Kong

2009  Insa Art Form, Sejong Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2009  KIAF, COEX, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2009  Meta-Reality Exhibition, Gallery Euro, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2009  Hong Kong Art Fair, Hong Kong convention center, Hong Kong

2009  GIAF, Sejong Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea)

2009  The Bazaar, Gallery Art Space, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2009  Seoul World Open Art Festival, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2009  The Hole of Life, Dong Art Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2009  Friends of Simon, Gallery Simon, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2007  Korean-Turkish Exchange Exhibition, Istanbul Modern Sanatlar Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2007  Art Plus 19, Gallery Lamer, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2006  60th anniversary of Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2005  Korean and Japan Contemporary Art Exhibition, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2005  Korean Art, Model of the formative arts, Gallery ACA, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2005  Friends of Simon, Gallery Simon, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2005  From Now, Gallery Hamigang, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2004  Dong-A Fine Art Festival, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2004  Joyful Repetition, Insa Art Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2004  Best Artist Exhibition, Gallery Han, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2003  Mix & Match, Kyonggi Cultural Foundation, Republic of Korea

2003  The Beauty of Art Now, Hyundai Arts Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2002  Exhibition for Artists Awarded at Dong-A Fine Art Festival, Gallery Sang, Republic of Korea

2001  Muse de Seoul Exhibition, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2001  National University of Arts Professor- Instructor Art Exhibition, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2001  A Solid Form In Another Solid Form, Gana Forum Space, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2001  The Recovery of the Art, Insa Art Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2000  Seoul National University in the New Millennium, Seoul Metropolitan Museum

2000  Songeun Art and Cultural Foundation Exhibition, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2000  10th Chungdam Art Fair, Simon Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2000  The Exhibition of the ChangJark Fine Art Association, Seoul Metropolitan Museum

1999  Dong-A Art Festival, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1999  A! Korea 1999, Gallery Sang, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1999  The Exhibition of the ChangJark Fine Art Association, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1999  14th Asian International Art Exhibition, Hukuoka, Japan

1998  13th Asian International Art Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1998  The Exhibition of the Chang Jark Fine Art Association, Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art

1998  Kyoungki University Professor Exhibition, Seoul Press Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1997  Realite Seoul, Gongpyung Art Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1997  The Exhibition of the Chang Jark Fine Arts Association, Seoul

1997  Metropolitan Museum of Art 12th Asian International Art Exhibition, Macau

1997  The Abstract, The Real, Gallery Wooduck, Republic of Korea

1996  Message of Plane, Gongpyung Art Center, Republic of Korea

1996  The Exhibition of the Chang Jark Fine Arts Association, Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art. Wind of Seoul, Indeco Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1993  Exhibition For M.F.A. Seoul National Univ. Cultural Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1993  Icon Young Artist Exhibition, Icon Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1992  Dong-A Art Festival, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1992  Realite Seoul, Icon, Dukwon Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1991  91 Yong Artists Exhibition, Walkerhill Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1991  Realite Seoul, Fine Art Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
1990  New Age Group Show, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1990  New Direction 1989, Yoon Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1990  The 4th Exhibition of Logos&Pathos Exhibition, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1990  Before the Perfection, Dongduck Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1990  89 Korean Contemporary Art, Hungary/ROHO Gallery, Berlin, Germany

1990  Realite Seoul Exhibition, Fine Art Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1990  Horizon of the Drawing Group Show, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1990  90 Contemporary Form Exhibitions, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1990  Dong-A Fine Art Festival, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Republic of Korea

1990  New age Art Grand Show, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1990  Jung-Ang Art Grand Exhibition, Hoam Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1990  Conversion of Expression 1990 : Ebb and Flow, Sonamu Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1990  Korea Contemporary Art Festival, Hoam Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1989  Horizon of the Drawing Group Show, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1989  Korea Contemporary Art-Section of the New Generation, Seoul, Republic of Korea

1989  Encouragement Prize Grand-Prix.

1989  Exhibition of Jung-Ang Art Festival, Hoam Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea
1988  Jung-Ang Art Grand Exhibition, Hoam Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea

 


COLLECTIONS

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Hoam Museum, Seoul, Republic of Korea

selected works

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2021

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title2

Singapore

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The Work Project, Great World City

Singapore

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The Work Project, Great World City

Singapore

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The Work Project, Great World City

Singapore

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