Chun Kwang Young

1944 · Republic of Korea

Artist biography

Chun Kwang Young is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from the Republic of Korea, like other famous artists such as Lee Jin Woo, Chung Chang-Sup, Moon Beom, Park Chel Ho, and Kang Un. Chun Kwang Young was born in 1944.


Chun Kwang Young is currently exhibiting at Dep Art Gallery in Milan with the exhibition The Eastern Gesture - Five Voices from the Korean Avant-garde (03 March 2020 - 08 May 2020). Chun Kwang Young's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Winter Group Show (08 January 2020 - 07 February 2020) at Sundaram Tagore Gallery | Chelsea in New York and BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY (22 July 2019 - 23 August 2019) at Sundaram Tagore Gallery | Chelsea in New York.

Chun Kwang Young currently has one work available for purchase on Artland.

Further Biographical Context for Chun Kwang Young

Chun Kwang Young was born in 1944 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1960s growing up. Historically established in the context of the Cold War, the 1960s symbolize an extremely powerful era which engendered an important number of breaks and questioned the order of all things. In Europe, The Iron Curtain and the Berlin wall would eternally mark people and beliefs, while in the U.S, events such as the Cuban missile crisis and Vietnam war would forever impact generations to come. From education to gender issues and ideologies, a re-definition of social standards in Western society developed, with revolutionary philosophies and movements emerging in a cradle of inventiveness. Simplicity and an emptiness of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, embodied by artists like Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Uninterested in the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on producing artworks mainly composed of polished, pure lines and geometrical elements. Digging further into some of the ideas inherent to Abstract Expressionism, artists such as Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler practiced Colour Field Painting – strongly relating to Minimalism, with an essentially ruled-based approach, emptied of any emotional features. Several schools of philosophy profoundly influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists heavily seduced by the ideas of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide success through their depiction of the human form and the anguish often associated with the human condition. globally, a significant number of art movements resounded with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni initiated Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group adopted similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Chun Kwang Young

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