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SEUNG

WON

SUH

 

 

Invariably titling his works Simultaneity, Seung-Won Suh (b. 1941) has consistently explored the theme of duality for more than 50 years. According to the artist, "simultaneity enables the unseen to be seen, ensuring that what is happening in the world of nirvana or 'beyond dark' could be represented through me." Around 1990 the rigid geometric forms found in his previous work began to disappear, creating new depths of space composed of smoothly overlapping rectangular forms. This new approach expanded on the artist's exploration of visible and invisible reality by creating canvases which from a distance appear monotone but on closer examination are revealed to be composed of a variety of colors. Suh approaches his work through a meditative process, viewing his paintings as a crystallization of aesthetic consciousness. "Color embedded in my paintings are the ones containing bland spirits bleached by the state of colors being filtered instead of the colors per se. Through abstinent work, the aesthetic consciousness has been escalated into my spirit and my spirituality on Korea's exclusive 'grudge'."

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

Arario Gallery, Seoul, SUH SEUNG-WON, A Half Century of Endeavor and Serenity - Works from 1967 to 2018

 

2016

Simultaneity II: Works by Suh Seung-Won, Art Beatus, Vancouver, Canada

 

2007

GANA art Gallery, Seoul Korea

 

2005

Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Consultancy Ltd, Vancouver, Canada

 

2002

Gallery Rho, Seoul Korea

 

2000

Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

 

1999

Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

1990

Sun Gallery, Seoul Korea

 

1985

Daido Gallery, Sappora, Japan

 

1984

Centro Documentazioni Artivisive / Archivio, Rosamilia, Italy

Muramasu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

1983

Gallery Scope LA, Los Angeles CA, USA

Five Towers Micro Hall Cente , Augustfehn, W. Germany

 

1982

Fine Art Center, Seoul Korea

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

Busan, Arario Gallery at Art Busan, Korea

Arario Gallery at Art Basel, Hong Kong

Korea: Five Artists, Five Hinsek ‘White’, Tokyo Gallery, Japan

 

2017

Seoul, Arario Gallery at KIAF 2017

 

2016

ORIGIN, Perrotin, Paris

The Columns Gallery at KIAF, Seoul, Korea

The Columns Gallery at Art Stage, Singapore

 

2015

The Columns Gallery at KIAF, Seoul, Korea

 

 

COLLECTIONS

 

National Contemporary Art Museum, Kwacheon, Korea. British Museum, Great Britain, London, England. Walkerhill Art Museu, Seoul, Korea. Hoam Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea. Sapporo Contemporary Art Museum, Sapporo, Japan. Seoul Municipal Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea. The 3rd Government Office Building, Daejeon, Korea. War Memorial, Seoul, Korea. Sunje Contemporary Art Museum, Kyungju, Korea. Intercontinental Hotel, Seoul.  

 

Simultaneity 17-627, 162x130.3cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2017

Simultaneity 17-601, 162x130.3cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2017