About Artist

Kim Sang Gyun creates an exceptional comment about the city and its actual boundaries of interior and exterior space with two visual components. One is the reproduction of facades of whole buildings and another is each facade being formed as a kind of a block which portrays the heaviness it contains.
He found the form of building’s exterior by observing himself. He exactly measured it and miniaturized it into a three dimensional one. Each model got piled up like a brick and got reconstructed looking like a huge scales wall or a surface. In other words, A city form made of millions of concrete facades transfers in a linear perspective almost like a puzzle. Consequently, it gets reconstructed like a huge scale wall or a surface.

Artist’s Note
My practice explores meanings of several scenes which I come across in a city, and its content stems from the past history and the present wishes. As though a person who is fond of writing keeps a diary, I produce artworks in order to record and retain my emotions and thoughts. The desire to identify certain things which are vaguely recognized but can not be certainly defined and their meanings, is my motive for creation.

Gallery Info – Gallery Baton

Gallery Baton has been emerging as an arguably influential art gallery in Korea since its inception. Situated in art and culture leading region, Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam, the gallery is organizing highly selective exhibitions of artists that represent the contemporaneity of contemporary art. The gallery selects the artists based on analysis the current state and flow of contemporary art with dedicated and distinguished curating skills.. Read more.

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2002 M.F.A. in Sculpture, State University of New York at New Paltz, New York, USA
1996 M.F.A. in Sculpture, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
1989 B.F.A. in Sculpture, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

2016 Kim Sang Gyun, Gallery Baton, Seoul, Korea
2014 Memory/Scene 2014, Gallery Artspace With artist Paju, Chuncheon, Korea
2011 Gift, Gallery Skape, Seoul, Korea
2006 The Artificial Paradise, Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul, Korea

2014 6th ART ROAD 77 Art Fair, Paju, Korea
2013 Modernity and Technology, Seoul Museum of History, Seoul, Korea
2013 Korea Tomorrow, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
2011 Up in the Art from Yeoido to Incheon, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2010 Seoul Art Exhibition, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea