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Osang Gwon

Osang Gwon

1974 (b. Seoul)

Activity Seoul
Academic ability M.F.A. Sculpture, HongIk University, Seoul, Korea
Genre sculpture, installation
Member Gallery Arario Gallery
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Kwon Osang explores philosophical meaning of imagery and the reality through his experimental art works that is synthesis of photograph and sculpture. His work, termed as ‘photo-sculpture,’ is three dimensional photo-collage of the subject after whose photographs are taken from various angles. This work is considered as refinance against classical casted sculptures and its weight both literally and metaphorically in terms of the weight of a tradition. Despite the lightness of his sculpture, detailed expression of the subject achieved through photographs creates illusion that betrays physically shallow surface of the material. His work raises important issues in sculpture: reality and representation of an image suggesting new definition of sculpture.

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  • A statement of 420 pieces on twins

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Artist Profiles

2004 M.F.A. Sculpture, HongIk University, Seoul, Korea
2000 B.F.A. Sculpture, College of Arts, HongIk University, Seoul, Korea
Solo Exhibitions
2012  Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea (Upcoming)
2011  Adore, Aando Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
  The Sculpture, Doosan Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2010  TORSO, Gallery 2, Seoul, Korea View Exhibition
  Osang Gwon Solo Exhibition, Doosan Gallery, New York, USA View Exhibition
2009  ARARIO GALLERY, New York, USA View Exhibition
2008  Gwon Osang, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK View Exhibition
2007  Gwon Osang, ARARIO GALLERY, Beijing, China View Exhibition
2006  Give me Shelter, Union II (Opening show), London, UK View Exhibition
  The Sculpture, ARARIO GALLERY, Cheonan, Korea View Exhibition
2005  Deodorant Type & The Flat, Andrew Shire Gallery & 4-F Gallery, LA, USA
2001  Deodorant Type, Insa Art Space, The Korea Culture& Arts foundation, Seoul, Korea
Group Exhibitions
2011  Embracing the void, HADA Contemporary, London
  The purpose of Life, Pohang Museum of Steel Art, Pohang, Korea
  Collector’s Stage, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  Chopping Play, ION Gallery, Singapore
  Artists with Arario part 1, ARARIO GALLERY SEOUL cheongdam (Opening show), Seoul, Korea
2010  Korean Eye, Saatchi Gallery,London, UK View Exhibition
  Artists with Arario, ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul, Cheonan, Korea
  Negotiations, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  MAN RAY'S PHOTOGRAPHY & HIS HERITAGE, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  Roundabout Collection, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand (upcoming)
  On the Cutting Edge - Aspects of Korean Contemporary Photography, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  Memories of Future, Leeum, Seoul, Korea
  The Seoul Museum of Art, Gyeonghuigung, Seoul ; The Korea Foundation Cultural Centre, Seoul, Korea
  A POSITIVE VIEW, Summerset House, London, UK
  Present Tense: An Imagined Grammar of Portraiture in the Digital Age, The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia
  NY Photo Festival, Smack Mellon, New York, USA
2009  Peppermint Candy: Contemporary Art from Korea, National Museum of Korea, Gwacheon, Korea
  Conflicting Tales - Inaugural Exhibition of the Burger Collection, Zimmerstrasse, Berlin, Germany
  Logic of Sensibility, Interalia Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  Manipulating Reality, the Center for Contemporary Culture Strozzina, Florence, Italy
  Art & Techne, Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju, Korea
2008  Peppermint Candy: Contemporary Art from Korea, National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  Youth Portraits, Avanthay Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland
  Global EurAsia Special Exhibition, ART COLOGNE, Cologne, Germany
  Asian Art Triennale, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
2007  Urban Reviews Seoul: Space, People, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen(ifa), Stuttgart & Berlin, Germany
  Peppermint Candy: Contemporary Art from Korea, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile
  Contemporary Korean Art: Wonderland, The National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  Mad Love, Arken Museum for Modern Art, Denmark
2006  Give Me Shelter, Union Gallery, London, UK
2005  Post IMF, ArtArk Gallery, Shanghai, China
  Charlottenborg Udstillingbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Beautiful Cynicism, ARARIO GALLERY, Beijing, China
2004  UNUSUAL COMBINATION, Plus Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
  Officina Asia, Galleria d'arte moderna, Bologna, Italy
  Out the Window, The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Tokyo, Japan
  Real Reality, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea View Exhibition
  Young Artists from Korea, China and Japan, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwhachon, Korea
2003  Facing Korea-ID, FOAM (Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam), Netherland
  Mobile, Alternative Space Care Of, Milano, Italy
  Unique, Gallery VU, Paris, France
2002  Area of Photograph, Sendai mediatheque, Sendai, Japan
  Area of Photograph, Museum of Art Saitama, Saitama, Japan
  Mirror of daily, Pusan Metropolitan Museum of art, Busan, Korea
  ORIENT-EXTREME, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France
2001  Alchemy, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Family, Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  Silence of the City, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Kore
2000  Error Interchange, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Disturbance Exhibition, Boda Gallery, Seoul, Korea (Selected two person’s exhibition)
  Join & Expression, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwangju, Korea
  Expression of the Times- eye& hand, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
  Ji-Rok-Wi-Ma, Seonam Museum, Seoul, Korea
1999  Transtion of the Century, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Hoboo-Hohyung, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea
  Vacuum-packed Exhibition, Alternative Space Loop, Seoul, Korea
2009  Hoodie on Moment, Nike Sportswear, Gallery Hyundai Gangnam, Seoul, Korea
2008  Collaborative Deodorant-type work with Kean Band, Kean Band Concert, London, UK NIKE SU08_DUNK “Be True”, Seoul, Korea
2010  Doosan Residency (6 months program), New York, USA
2005  National Art Studio Changdong, Seoul, Korea
2003  Youngeun Artist-in-Residence, Gwangju, Gyeonggi, Korea
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