Kwang Young Chun

1944 · Republic of Korea

Artist biography

Kwang Young Chun is seen as an established artist, who originates from the Republic of Korea, like other celebrated artists such as Leenam Lee, Kelvin Kyungkun Park, Inbai Kim, Hyungmin Moon, and Chul-Hyun Ahn. Kwang Young Chun was born in 1944.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Kwang Young Chun's work is available on display in 3 galleries around the globe, such as in the United States and Germany. Some of those galleries are Sundaram Tagore Gallery | Chelsea and Kim Foster Gallery in New York, and Beck & Eggeling in Düsseldorf. Kwang Young Chun's work has most recently been exhibited at Beck & Eggeling in Düsseldorf (22 May 2019 until 26 July 2019) with the exhibition SENSITIVE STRUCTURE. Kwang Young Chun's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; VIELEN DANK FÜR DIE BLUMEN (06 July 2018 - 01 September 2018) at Beck & Eggeling in Düsseldorf and CORPUS (29 June 2018 - 01 September 2018) at Beck & Eggeling in Düsseldorf.

Further Biographical Context for Kwang Young Chun

Kwang Young Chun was born in 1944 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1960s growing up. Art turned into a vehicle for ideologies and other agendas, with Pop and Minimalism appearing simultaneously as the most significant art movements of the decade. Pop Art in New York city embraced the culture of mass media and mass consumerism, with Artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselmann getting inspired by television, comic strips, billboards and other products of the rise of Capitalism for their artworks. On the other side of the country, the West Coast in California, the first features of what would be known as Conceptual art were developing. Minimalism established the central idea that art should exist in its own reality, and not try to represent the physical world. Born of a desire to obliterate all pre-established notions about art, Minimalism became a radically progressive movement, highly influential worldwide, with artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin as key figures. Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler were artists who sought to explore further some of the most fundamental ideologies of Abstract Expressionism, while getting rid of the expressive and highly personal aspect it would often associated with it. This led to the creation of Colour Field painting, deeply identifying with Minimalism. The iconic contemporary art movements that reverberated through the wave of radicalism of the 1960s also had their own distinctions and scopes, distinctive to different regions or countries. Spatialism, for example, was established in Italy by Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, and its ideologies adopted by the Zero group in Germany. Across Europe, the ideologies of Existentialism deeply influenced artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti, who sought to depict the raw human emotions often associated with reflections on death and the haunting anxiety of the meaninglessness of life.

Kwang Young Chun

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