Suki Seokyeong Kang attainted her BFA and MFA in Oriental Painting at Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea, followed by an MA in Painting at Royal College of Art in London, United Kingdom. Kang currently lives and works in Seoul, Korea.

In her art, Kang materialises the spirit of her subjects in a contemporary context. She adopts a unique vocabulary of linear and nonlinear tectonics, delicately layering colour, texture, and found objects to construct whimsical yet poetic outputs primarily in the form of painting, sculpture, and video. For instance, in Kang’s paintings, variations of colours and patterns find resolution within the two-dimensional plane. In this way, the interplay between material and form, and text and space materialise a sense of balance amidst chaos and tension, ultimately conveying the harmony that endures within the incongruity of human emotions and life.

Kang’s works visualise the subtle process in which texts—segmented verses in a poem or ideographs—come together, functioning as a medium that links the iterative transformation of paradoxes. This network of uncertainty is a fragment of an axis that has guided the history of civilisation or an intricate web of structures that preserves a greater narrative. The spatial-temporal balance of restraint and spontaneity, void and abundance, and allegorical figurations and their vestiges is her attempt at reconciling dissonance and paradoxes into an integrated, visual whole. This synthesis, along with the ceaselessly recurring and proliferating forms and the imperfect union of these forms, may betray the dissonance of human existence.

Kang’s work is currently on show at Villa Vassilieff in Paris until July 2016 as part of the group show Groupe Mobile. In 2015, she held a site-specific solo exhibition, titled Foot and Moon, at Audio Visual Pavilion in Seoul, Korea. Kang was selected as part of Bloomberg New Contemporaries (London, UK) in 2012 and was a finalist for the 13th Songeun Art Award (Korea) in 2013 .

Suki Seokyeong Kang
Suki Seokyeong Kang
Seoul, 1977
Korea, South

Solo Shows

‹Black Mat Oriole›, ICA Philadelphia, USA

‹Foot and Moon›, Audiovisualpavilion, Seoul, Korea

‹Polite Owl in the Valley 鴟鴞鴟鴞›, Gallery Factory, Seoul, Korea
‹GRANDMOTHER TOWER›, Old house, Space Can, Seoul, Korea / etc

Group Shows

‹禹步 Proregress›, Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
‹OTHER WALKS, OTHER LINES›, San José Museum of Art, California, USA
‹Personality›, Woran Foundation, Seoul, Korea
‹Unclosed Bricks›, Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea
‹King Sejong and Music HWANGJONG›, Presidential Archives, Sejong, Korea
‹Imagined Borders›, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
‹Beautiful world, where are you?›, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
‹Demolition WoManhood›, Skibum MacArthur, Los Angeles, USA
‹Soon enough: Art in Action›, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
‹The Conscientious Objector›, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, USA

2017 ‹The 5th Amado Annualnalle›, Amado Art Space/Lab, Seoul, Korea
‹Score : Music for everyone›, Daegu art museum, Daegu, Korea

2016 ‹The 8th climate›, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
‹Groupe Mobile›, Villa Vassilieff, Paris, France

‹Sphères 8›, Galleria Continua,Les Moulins, France
‹Crossing Plane – Unit,Layer,Nostalgia›, Ilmin Museum of Art,Seoul, Korea
‹Jungle Shoe›,Haus,Curated by KimKim, Nates, France
‹Klingsor’s Last Summer›, Hite Collection, Seoul, Korea
‹Korea Tomorrow›, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
‹Eye zone›, Art and Science Museum, Singapore
‹Looking Out / Looking In›, Art Stage Singapore Special Exhibition, Singapore

2014 ‹Multi-Painting›, OCI Museum, Seoul, Korea
‹Band of Feeling›, Naji Gallery, Nanji Artist Studio, Seoul, Korea
‹Today’s Salon›, Common Center, Seoul, Korea
‹New scene #2›, Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

‹Songeun Art Award›, Songeun Art Space, Seoul, Korea
‹Noumenon›, LIG Art Space, Seoul , Korea
‹Show on progress›, Amado Art Space, Seoul, Korea
‹Bloomberg New Contemporaries›, ICA, London, UK
/ etc

mporary Art, Liverpool

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Seoul Country of birth: Korea, South Date of birth: 1977 Lives in: Seoul and London
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