Kwonjungho

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Kwonjungho
권정호
Kwonjungho.jpg
Born (1944-04-28) April 28, 1944 (age 77)
Chilgok, South Korea
NationalityKorean
Education
  • Civil Engineering
  • Western Painting
  • Art Education
Alma mater
  • Cheonggu University
  • Keimyung University
  • Pratt Institute New York
Movement
  • Neo-Expressionist
  • Modernist and Post-modernist
Websitekwonjungho.com

Kwonjungho (b. April 28, 1944) (Korean: 권정호) is a Korean painter, sculptor and educator born in 1944.[1][2] His father was a hospital doctor,[3][4] and his brother went to the College of Medicine, Seoul National University,[5] exposing the artist to questions of life and death from a young age.

Early life and education

Kwonjungho was born on 28 April 1944 in Chilgok, South Korea[6]. He entered Suchong Primary School in 1950 and his family fled to Milyang (Yeonjeong) to avoid the Korean War.

In 1956 he graduated from Jongno Primary School and attended Gyeseong High School from 1959 to 1963. [7]

In 1964 he enrolled in the Department of Civil Engineering at Cheonggu University [8], and graduated in Western Painting from Kalmyung University College of Art in 1972.

From 1966 to 1969 he completed his military service [9].

In 1973 he enrolled in the MEA programme at Keimyung University [10], majoring in Art Education.

Between 1983 and 1986 he studied at the Pratt Institute in New York, majoring in painting [11]

Career

Kwonjungho taught art at Kyungmyung Girls Middle School from 1973 to 1981 and, between 1979 and 1982 he was instructor at Hyonsung Women's University, Keimyung College, Hansa University and Shinil University, South Korea.[12]

In 1982 he was appointed Professor at Daegu University, a post he held until 2009, and between 1996 and 1999 he served as President of the Daegu Metropolitan City Council of the Korean Art Association[13].

In 2002 he became President of the Korea Federation of the Arts and Culture Organizations at Daegu City council. [14]

Practice

Kwonjungho is known for being a painter and sculptor. He was influenced by avant-garde Neo-Expressionist, Modernist and Post-modernist movements[15]. His work is categorised as being both figurative and abstract and influenced by their historical context.[16][17]

He is particularly known for his monochrome canvases, Point Series, Sound Series and Skeleton series[18]

Kwonjungho was very active and involved with both the Daegu and Korean art scenes, including Ijip-Hoe, Sinjo-Hoe, DCAA and Sinzo – which he has attended continuously since 1972[19] His time spent studying in New York in the 1980s was a formative experience. His work has been compared with Western artists including Anselm Kiefer[20] and Christian Boltanski[21][22][23], both of whom are Kwonjungho's contemporaries. He was also influenced by Jasper Johns[24][25][26], who was active in New York during Kwonjungho's time studying at the Pratt Institute, as were Jean Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol.[27][28]

The themes of Death[29][30]and associated imagery – including skulls and skeletons as well as more abstract themes of overcoming the primal trauma of existence – recurs in Kwonjungho's work[31]. These include Accident (1984) and Skeleton II (1985)[32], among numerous artworks, which have explored the concept of death through neo-expressionism. Kwonjungho often uses Dak paper to construct his skulls as symbolic of death. The material has a similar quality to hemp cloth which is used on dead bodies.[33]

Kwonjungho's work has been influenced by real-life events, including the 2003 Daegu Jungangno Subway Station Fire, which killed 192 people[34] and the 1995 Sangin-dong subway gas explosion which claimed 101 lives[35] and following which he exhibited the works Skeletons Installment and Skeletons-5 (both 1995)[36]

In February 2018, a major outdoor sculpture of a skull, made primarily from wood, was exhibited on Gyeongpo Beach in Gangneung, South Korea as part of Fire ArtFesta[37], an art festival which ran alongside the 2018 Winter Olympic Games[38] in PyongChang. Each of the artworks was deliberately set alight as a performance.

Selected solo exhibitions[39]

  • 2019 KWON JUNG-HO: 1971-2019[40][41][42] – Daegu Arts Center, Daegu
  • 2019 KWON JUNG-HO – Shirota Gallery, Tokyo
  • 2017 KWON JUNG-HO and Coscun, The Sacred Space and the High Flow[43][44] – Suseong Art Pia, Daegu
  • 2014 Time Shift[45] – Daegu Photo Biennale, SPACE129 Daegu
  • 2010 A door through the future – Gallery KUNSTDOC, Seoul[46][47]
  • 2010 Look at that mysterious and wonderful sky – Gallery Soheon Contemporary, Daegu
  • 2009 A Happiness of Death – Suseong Art Pia, Daegu[48]
  • 2006 Reduction of Modernism- Daegu Arts Center, Daegu[49]
  • 2005 KWON JUNG-HO[50][51] – Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
  • 2000 Stroke Sky Skeletons[52] – Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery, Murray
  • 1998 KWON JUNG-HO – Gallery Sigon, Daegu
  • 1991 KWON JUNG-HO – Gallery Mack Hyang, Daegu
  • 1987 KWON JUNG-HO – Gallery DooSon, Seoul
  • 1987 KWON JUNG-HO – Gallery Mack Hyang, Seoul
  • 1986 KWON JUNG-HO – Skeleton, Sound[53] – Gallery Muramazu, Tokyo

Selected group exhibitions[54]

  • 2018 Fire Art Festa 2018[55] – PyongChang Winter Olympics Five Cultural Festival, Gangneung
  • 2017 Sea Art Festival [56][57] – Busan Biennale, Busan
  • 2017 Look into the flow of contemporary art[58] – Yeosoo Expo Art Gallery, Yeosoo
  • 2017 Barcode[59] – Yangpyeong Museum of Art, Yangpyeong
  • 2016 Daegu Art Encompass[60] – Seoul Arts Center and Hangarum Art Museum, Seoul
  • 2016 Life Painting Artists – Daegu Culture & Arts Center, Daegu
  • 2016 AUX! Germany France Place, Herd – Wuzong Art Museum, Bosung
  • 2015 BongSan Art Street, Daegu Modern Artists Association – Bongsan Culture Street, Daegu
  • 2015 A skeleton burned with hatred – Chonbuk Culture & Arts Center, Jeonju
  • 2014 Exhibition of 11th anniversary of Daegu subway tragedy (CMCP) – Subway Station, Bongsan Cultural Center, Daegu
  • 2013 Fashion with Pattern Special Planning Exhibition / 63 – Sky Art Museum, Seoul
  • 2011 Dynamic Communication – KANG IK JOONG _KWfampionships Daegu 2011, Anniversary Exhibition / (formerly)Commercial Bank Daegu Branch, Daegu
  • 1999 Confluence of Cultures "Sound- Gallery Korea, New York
  • 1997 Daegu, Asia Art Festival – Daegu Culture & Arts Center, Daegu
  • 1997 Daegu Art-Exhibition of 70 years' history – Daegu Culture & Arts Center, Daegu
  • 1993 Nine Artists Painting Exhibition, "sky" – Gallery Kukje, Korea
  • 1991 7th Korean Taiwanese Exchange Exhibition – Daejung City Culture and Arts Center, Taiwan
  • 1987 The 13th Seoul Contemporary Art Festival "Skeleton" – Culture & Art museum of ChungAn, Seoul

Awards

  • 2001 Arts & Culture Prize – Metropolitan City of Daegu
  • 1982 Changjak Art Association Competition Specialization

Selected public collections

  • Daegu Arts Center, South Korea
  • Daegu Opera House, South Korea
  • Daegu University Museum, South Korea
  • Daegu Health College, South Korea
  • Murray State University Museum, Kentucky, United States
  • Shanghai City Hall, China
  • Cyan Museum of Art, South Korea
  • Kim Dae-gun Cathedral
  • Bulkwang Buddhist temple
  • ChunCheon Animation Museum, South Korea

Publications

  • 1986 A Photographic Record of An Exhibition of Painting, Drawing and Printmaking with A corollary Statement – Pratt Institute M.F.A.
  • 1982 Jasper Johns, written by Maxcozlov, translated by Kwon Jung-ho, Heremsa
  • 1981 The Meaning of the Object Expression in Jasper Johns – Graduate School of Education at Keimyung University

Youtube Videos

In the media

        

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