About

KWON Yong Rae (b. 1964)

 

KWON Yong Rae captures the intangible beauty of art through his stainless-steel compositions. While the light functions as the main element, it also imbues the spirit of his art in giving voice to the stainless-steel forms that already exist by themselves. KWON's work, created with intense repetitive labor, embraces the natural force of light that cannot be controlled by man to produce formative shapes. The artist explains himself: “My artwork holds light. It reflects light in ways that embody and make apparent the nature and existence of light itself. This consciousness of light and darkness allows me to experience beauty as I perceive their truth rather than illusion. The colors contribute to a strong energy. Such vibrancy is something that disappears when the light is turned off and is hence an intangible experience, as unforgettable and exhilarating as the memory of one’s first love.”

 

EDUCATION

1992   M.F.A Department of Fine Art, Seoul National University, Korea

1989   B.F.A Department of Fine Art, Seoul National University, Korea

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION

2018 18th Solo Exhibition, Gallery Ankook, Seoul, Korea

2016 The Garden of Light, Keumsan Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2011 16th Solo Exhibition, Hotel Lotte Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2006 15th Solo Exhibition, Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea

2004 13th Solo Exhibition, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

2003 12th Solo Exhibition, Auction Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2002 11th Solo Exhibition, Asian Live Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2002 10th Solo Exhibition, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

2001 9th Solo Exhibition, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

2000 8th Solo Exhibition, Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION

2017 The First Question, Artbit Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2016 Prologue, 640 Art Tower Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2015 Modern+, Modern Plus Gallery, Ilsan, Korea

2015 Art & Life, Art Space Ben, Seoul, Korea

2015 Art Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2013 Red Gate, Gallery Hogam, Seoul, Korea

2012 Korean Contemporary Artist 20, Cheong Shim Peace World Center, Gapyeong, Korea

2012 Realistic & Reality, Tongin Auction Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2012 Moon of Mind, Superior Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2011 Asian International Art Exhibition, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2011 Art Now of Asia, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Wanju, Korea

2009 The First Gallery in China, Beijing, China

2009 Asian International Art Exhibition, The University City Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

2009 Korean Art-Memory of Tomorrow, Sejong Center, Seoul, Korea

2008 The Bazaar, Gallery Jung miso, Seoul, Korea

2008 Meta-Reality, Gallery Euro, Seoul, Korea

2008 Friends of Simon, Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea

2007 Art Plus 19, Gallery Lamer, Seoul, Korea

2007 Korean-Turkish Exchange Exhibition, Istanbul Modern Sanatlar Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey