Artist

Chun Kwang Young

Seoul-based artist Kwang Young Chun received his BFA from Hong-Ik University in Korea, and MFA from the Philadelphia College of Art, USA. Known for his sculptural assemblages—both freestanding pieces and wall-hung low reliefs—Chun composes his forms from a myriad of small shapes wrapped in Korean mulberry paper. With a trompe l’oeil quality, Chun’s sculptures create the illusion of depth and coalescence and, ultimately, represent the harmony and conflict in the unity of many. Chun Kwang Young’s works have been acquired by, and are included in esteemed public collections, such as the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington D.C., the United Nations headquarters in New York, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, the Philadelphia Society Building, Seoul Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Australia at Canberra, Fidelity Investments Boston, Museum Kunstwerk in Germany, and the Busan Art Museum, among others. Named the Artist of the Year by the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, in 2001, Chun has also received many other accolades recognising the unique beauty of his works. Most recently, he was awarded the Presidential Prize in the 41st Korean Culture and Art Prize by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Korea in 2009.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
The Eastern Gesture – Five Voices from the Korean Avant-garde
Dep Art presents "The Eastern gesture", a group exhibition presenting the work of five renowned artists that redefined Korean contemporary art.
04 Mar 2020 - 09 May 2020
Dep Art
Exhibitions
Chun Kwang Young: Aggregation
Aggregation explores the issue of the whole versus the individual, bringing together Chun’s early experimentations...
28 Nov 2015 - 03 Jan 2016
Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
Exhibitions
Structures of Recollection
“Structures of Recollection” is a group show curated by Paul Moorhouse and featuring works...
22 Mar 2016 - 28 Apr 2016
Exhibitions
Materialised Condition
Pearl Lam Galleries announces a new group exhibition featuring works by Chun Kwang Young, Leonardo Drew,...
15 Mar 2017 - 14 May 2017
Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
Art Spaces
Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong – Pedder Street
Galleries in Hong Kong
Sundaram Tagore Singapore
Galleries in Singapore
Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
Galleries in Singapore
PKM Gallery
Galleries in Seoul