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KYUNG YOUL

YOON

 

 

Kyung Youl Yoon (b. 1947) is a Korean American artist, currently dedicating his practice to the 'Cubic Inception' series of sculptural paintings. Cubic Inception began as a response both to global climate change and to the alienation of contemporary urban life. He began adding sculptural elements to his paintings to “break the indifference of onlookers,” as he has written, “to create an exchange where the viewer begins to reflect on a new thought or idea that eliminates obscurity in the forms and creates personal meaning.” The individual pieces become a large matrix of cubes forming a collection of ideas. Each cubic piece takes the place of a brushstroke. Each edge takes the place of a line. The resulting masses of shapes suggest aerial views of industrial landscapes, articulated topographies of beautiful but implicitly hostile environments. The Cubic Inception paintings brim with both metaphorical resonance and tactile allure. Los Angeles-based critic and curator, Peter Frank, notes that the Cubic Inception paintings “extend Yoon’s painterly practice into sculpture, into a low relief of a kind that cannot logically be derived from painting.

 

Yoon studied at the University of Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain, and held numerous exhibitions in the United States, Korea, China, and Spain since the 1980s, including the Shanghai Li Haisu Museum, Public Naeseorak Art Museum Korea, Seoul Arts Center, Madrid National University of Spain, Queens Museum, and the Art Gallery at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve. In 2015, Yoon held a solo exhibition titled, “Journey,” at the United Gallery in Korea, and he was also invited to exhibit his works at Encounter Korea at the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) and the Project of First Encounter at the Korean Culture Center in Los Angeles, California.  Notably, his recent works were shown in a solo exhibition at the Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery. He is also represented by the DongHwa Ode Gallery, through which he participated in the Art New York/Art Miami/Aspen/Art Palm Spring Art Fairs, and Hamptons Art Fair. He also exhibited at the Passion Connected 100 X 100 – Pyeong Chang Olympic 2018 Event, the Asia Week Special Exhibition, A wave of Peace from the World Korean Cultural Center in New York, and many other venues.

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2014                  

Nabi Museum of the Arts,  New Jersey  USA

 

2013                  

Shanghai Liu Haisu Museum, Shanghai, China

 

2013                  

Riverside Gallery, New Jersey, USA

 

2006-2005  

FGS Cultural Center, New Jersey, USA

 

1999-2002    

K.Fine Art Studio, New Jersey, USA

 

1996                    

Gallery Icon, Seoul Korea

Seoul Museum of Art (Seoul Art Center), Korea

 

1994                    

Gallery Detursa, Madrid, Spain

 

1993                  

Gallery Jain Marunouchi, New York, USA

Gallery Siena, Ponferrada, Leon, Spain

 

1992                    

Cultural Center- “Clock House,” Madrid, Spain

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2014                

SHADES OF TIME  Part -2   Gallery Korea  New York

New York Fountain art Fair  New York

New York Asia Art Week        Artosino Gallery New  York

Total talent international Belski museum New Jersey

 

2013                

The Gathering of the Artists in 2013, Riverside Gallery, New Jersey

 

2012-2013    

Prospecting 2013, Riverside Gallery, New Jersey

 

2012                

Milal Silent Auction, New Jersey

Breast Cancer Benefit at Trump National Golf Club, Silent Auction

 

2011-2012    

Exhibition of Fine Art, Blue Hill Cultural Art Center, New York, USA

New York Fountain Art Fair, New York, USA

 

2011                  

Exhibition Universe of Art, JS Sun Gallery, New York, USA

Scope New York Art Fair, New York, USA

Contemporary Visions: Paintings, Riverside Gallery, New Jersey, USA

Post 21 Club First Annual Gala Show, New Jersey, USA

Comfort and Confidence in Past and Present, Riverside Gallery, New Jersey

 

2010                

Scope Miami Art Fair, Florida, USA

Award Ceremony and Benefit GALA/AHL Foundation, New York, USA

 

2002              

New York Independent Art Fair, Plaza Hotel, New York, USA

 

2001-2002  

Blue Hill Cultural Art Center, New Jersey, USA

 

2001                

Old Church Art Center, New Jersey, USA

 

2000                

Arts Forum, New York, USA

Cubic Inception, 2017, 60 x80 inch  Alumium on canvas  

Cubic Inception, 2017, 60 x 60 inch Aluminum on canvas