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GEUN-TAEK

YOO

 

Yoo Geun-Taek is a leading contemporary painter known for uniting traditional ink-and-wash painting techniques with the Korean post-modernist approach of the mid-1990s and 2000s. In contrast to the idealized objects usually found in traditional ink-wash painting (Sumukhwa), Yoo's art depicts the emotional quality of the workaday world—and often uncovers joy in the chaos and clutter of modern life. His paintings depict the everyday experience of the individual, and include intimate views of domestic life and nature. These visual elements have remained steadfast throughout his artistic career.

 

SELETCTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2015

Force Gallery, Beijing, China

 

2014

OCI Museum, Seoul, Korea

 

2012

The One Day, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul

 

2010

Art Side Beijing, China

 

2009

LA Art Core Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A

 

2008

21+Yo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

2005

Geuntaek Yoo Solo Exhibition, 21+Yo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

2004

Geuntaek Yoo Solo Exhibition, Savina Museum, Seoul

 

2003

Geuntaek Yoo Solo Exhibition, Art forum Newgate Gallery, Seoul

 

2000

The 19th Award of Suck Nam Exhibition, Moran Gallery, Seoul

 

1997

Geuntaek Yoo Solo Exhibition, Keum Ho Museum, Seoul

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2014

The Moment, We Awe, SanShang Contemporary Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

East Bridge, 798 Art Factory, Beijing, China

 

2013

Awful Landscape, Force Gallery, Beijing

 

2009

Korea on the Rocks, Art Season Gallery, Swiss

Contemporary East Asian Ink Painting, Tapei Fine Arts Museum, Tapei

 

2008

Inter_ Viewing Paintings, SoMa Museum, Seoul, Korea

 

2007

The Third CHENG DU Biennale, Cheng Du contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China

 

2005

Korea China Modern Ink painting, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

 

2003 Real Landscape_The New Proposition, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwachoen, Korea

 

COLLECTIONS

 

White Rabbit Collection in Australia, Cheng Du Contemporary Art Museum in China, National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea, Leeum Samsung Museum in Korea, Savina Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea, Soma Museum in Korea, Jeju Museum of Art and numerous public and private collections.

A Room, 2007, White Powder and Tempera on Rice Paper, 53 x 53 inches

Wave, 2010, Black Ink, White Powder and Tempera on Rice Paper, 32 x 25.6 inches