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GWANG

HEE

JEONG

 

Gwang Hee Jeong (b. 1967) draws no distinction between calligra- phy and painting. In his practice Jeong strives to achieve a true emptiness to separate from an obsession over form and object in a world of material affluence, and to express nonexistent scenes and sites such as a mothers empty heart.

 

Jeong’s works are created through a process of folding strips of hanji (traditional Korean paper) into rectangular forms using thin, long pieces of plywood and then assembling the paper forms side by side to construct one large canvas. Often the sheets of hanji are sourced from ancient books, resulting in works of art enfolded with concealed knowledge.

 

Drawing on his calligraphic and Korean painting background, Jeong often adds large brushstrokes or dots of ink to these tex- tured canvases, blurring the boundaries between text, images and form. Through this process of emptying objects of meaning, the artist seeks to allow a freedom from perception, enabling the invisi- ble to be revealed through the visible.

 

SELETCTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2015

Escaping from the Object in Thought, DaeDam Museum, Damyang, Korea

 

2014

Accumulating Ink, Grangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea

Everyday Life and Space of Thought, Gallery White Birch, Seoul, Korea

In the Bamboo Forest-Entering the Garden of Scholars, LotteGallery, Gwangju Anyang, Korea

 

2012

Escaping from the Object in Thought, Okgwa Museum of Art, Okgwa, Korea

 

2009

Forget to Be Well Aware, Gwangju Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea

 

2008

Forget to Be Well Aware, Dr. Parkk Gallery, Yangpyeong, Korea

 

2007

A Metaphore for Creation and Extinction, Gana Art Space, Seoul, Korea

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2017

Crisscrossing East and West, MOCA YINCHUAN, YinChuan China

 

2016

16th Ha jung-wooing Young Artists Invitation Exhibition, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju Korea

ChangWon Sculpture Biennale, SungSan Art Hall, Changwon, Korea

Abstract Art-After Abstract Art, YangLim Museum, Gwanju, Korea

Korea-China Contemporary Art 20, GuangZhou Academy of Fine Arts Musem, GuangZhou, China

 

2015

Metaphore of Material, Seven WAy Space, Beijing, China  

Korea-China-Japan Calligraphy Exchange Exhibition Questions Regarding the City Relationships and Tea, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju Korea

Korea Tomorrow, SungKok Museum, Seoul Korea

Rivers, Pier-2 Art Center, KaoSiung, Taiwan

6th Beijing Biennale, National Art Museum of China, Beijing China

Portfolio Archive Lounge, Savina Museum, Seoul, Korea

 

2014

International Contemporary Ink-Painting, Himalaya Museum of Art, Shanghai China

 

2013

Contemporary Ink-Painting, SanDong Province Museum of Art, Jinan, China

 

2011

Ego, Nonego and Relation, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwwangju Korea

 

2010

Regional Network Exhibition, Organized by Korea Arts & Culture Council, ARCO in Seoul, Gwangju Museum of Art, Busan Museum of Art, Korea

 

 

RESIDENCE

 

2013

Residency in Beijing, Gwangju Museum of Art Beijing Residency, Beijing, China

 

2015

Residency in Shanghai, Himalaya Museum of Art, Shanghai, China

 

 

Untitled 2017-2, ink on Korean paper, 171x130cm,2017

Reflection2 192x264.5 cm ink on Korean paper 2016