About Artist

Artist Kwon, graduated from Seoul National University and Seoul National Graduate School majoring in fine art, has participated 18 solo shows including Keumsan gallery solo exhibition and over 150 times of domestic and foreign group exhibitions. Since firstly spotlighted in 1992 when he was awarded Dong-A Art Prize of Dong-A Fine Arts Festival, the artist has pursued special art format consistently for recent 10 years by attaching stainless pieces. Now he is recognized for his unique way of expressions and hearty creativity.

Artist’s Note
Above the plane is the form created by light and shadow born under the down light. Just as Junichiro had said, my artwork is perhaps a process of making darkness. Thus, I create an illusion of a flame by putting a sufficient amount of “cloudage” and shading. When the beauty of light shows its bare existence, I find myself between the night and day.(Yong R. KWON)

Gallery Info–KEUMSAN GALLERY

Since Keumsan Gallery in Seoul opened in 1992, it has strived to be an entity that performs the role of communicating with influential art markets in Korea. In addition, the gallery has endeavored to be the leader in developing relationships between artists, galleries, and collectors, not only in Korea, but in other Asian countries as well.. Read more.

Gallery Website

1991 M.F.A. in Western Painting, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
1989 B.F.A. in Western Painting, Seoul National University, Seoul Korea

2016 The Garden of Light, Keumsan Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2016 Formosa 101 Art Fair, Expo Dome Taipei Expo Park, Taipei, Taiwan
2006 Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea
2006 KCAF, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
2002 Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
1998 Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea

2015
Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Visual Point, Gallery Modern Plus, Goyang, Korea
Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton, USA
Art & Life, Art Space BEN, Seoul, Korea

2013
Red Gate, Gallery Hogam, Seoul, Korea

2012
Realistic & Reality, Tong-In Auction Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Moon-Shim·Jung·Wall (心中月), Superior Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2011
Asian Art Now, Jeonbuk Province Art Museum, Jeollabuk-do, Korea

2009
The First Gallery in China, Beijing, China
Asian International Art Exhibition, The University City Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, China
Korean Art-Memory of Tomorrow, Sejong Center, Seoul, korea

2008
The Bazaar, Gallery Jungmiso, Seoul, Korea
Meta-Reality, Gallery Euro, Seoul, Korea
Friends of Simon, Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea

2007
Art Plus 19, Gallery Lamer, Seoul, Korea
Korean-Turkish Exchange Exhibition, Istanbul Modern Sanatlar Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey