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Kyoungtack  Hong

Kyoungtack Hong

1968 (b. Seoul)

Activity Seoul
Academic ability B.F.A. Painting, Kyoungwon University, Korea
Genre painting
Member Gallery Cais Gallery
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Hong Kyungtaek’s paintings are filled with luscious, repetitive patterns of colors. Objects like pens and books in various, vivid colors or rhythmically flowing patterns are densely composed while they are dancing all over the smooth surfaces of the canvases. The intensity of repetitive rhythm and visualization of stimulating sounds in his paintings comes from the sensibility of the artist who can be easily related to TV, pop music. The artist refers this to a made up word, ‘funchestra,’ which is the combination of the words ‘funk’ and ‘orchestra’. It is worth to mention that the artist places realistic images of celebrities and religious leaders in the center of his canvas. The meaning of the images have manifolds as their noble character are mingled with dazzling patterns as if they were performed in a concert making variations. In the sense the artist is visually expressing zeitgeist.

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Artist Profiles

1995 B.F.A. Painting, Kyoungwon University, Korea
Solo Exhibitions
2008  Purgatorium, Cais Gallery, Seoul View Exhibition
2006  Give & Take Galley Hyundai : Seoul, Korea
  Funkchestra, Gallery The Social : Seoul (Tour Exhibition), Korea
2005  Invited Artists: Hong Kyoung Tack
2003  Coex chosun Gallery Open Space: Seoul (Tour Exhibition), Korea
2002  Ilmin Art Museum, Cafe Ima ; Seoul (Tour Exhibition), Korea
2001  Samsung Plaza Gallery, Bundang (Tour Exhibition), Korea
2000  Shrine: Insa Art Space, The Seoul Korea Culture & Art Foundation, Seoul, Korea
Group Exhibitions
2010  Wow~! Funny Pop, GYEONGNAM ART MUSEUM, Korea
  Multi Effect, GALLERY IHN, Korea
2009  a part of me, space HaaM, Korea
  Logoc of Sensibility, INTERALIA ART COMPANY, Korea
2008  ARCO 2008 : Venue. Madrid, Spain
  Creation Anatomy, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea
  After the Pictorial Turn, DOOSAN GALLERY, Korea
  The World of Expression, HANGARAM ART MUSEUM, Korea
2007  Peppermint Candy ; Museum of , contemporary art , Santiago, Chile ACAF , NY , USA
  Volta show 2007 ; Basel, swiss
  In Commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the amity between korea and china - contemporary art : Wonderland , national museum of china ,Beijing, china
  Christie's Hongkong Asian Contemporary Art, Convention & Exhibition Center, Hongkong, China
  KIAF 2007 : COEX , Seoul, Korea
  Beyond art 2007 : Deajeon art center , Deajeon , korea
  ARCO 2007 : IFEMA , Madrid, Spain
  Recycling inc. : Arko Art Center , seoul, Korea
  Animals in Art : Gallery Ryu, Seoul, Korea
2006  Busan Lotte Art Fair , Busan, Korea
  Sewha Gyunmonrok , Hangaram Art Museum of Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea
  Christie's Hongkong 20th Century Chinese Art & Asian Contemporary Art, Convention & Exhibition Center , Hongkong, China
  Korea Young Artists Biennale 2006 : Daegu art Center, Daegu, Korea
  Sotherby New York asian contemporary art, New York, USA
  The Way of Viewing Objects : Seoul Museum of Art - Namseoul, Seoul, Korea
  Memory of books : Book House, Paju, Korea
  Graduation : Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2005  Sotherby New York Asian Contemporary Art, New York, USA
  Contemporary Art of South & North Korea, Canvas International Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Dutch
  Happiness, Hanjeon Plaza Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  Nine One Man Show: Gana Art Center , Seoul, Korea
  Against Translate, Total Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Unspecific Subject, Chohung Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  Christie's HongKong 20th Century Chinese Art & Asian Contemporary Art Convention & Exhibition Center, Hong Kong, China
  PopPopPop, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
  Korea - Japan Contamporary Art: Sejong Art Center ,Seoul, Korea
2004  Delicious Museum : Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
  Story about Liquor : Savina Museum, Seoul, Korea
  A Praise for Still Life, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2003  Book Project, Kumho Art Museum, Seou, Korea l
  Beauty, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Art Book Art, National Museum Of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
  Chicaco Art Fair : Cais Gallery, Chicaco ,U.S.A
  Intense Work of Painting & Soft Imagination : Busan Metropolitan Art Museum : Busan, Korea
2002  Deagu Art Expo : Gallry Hyundai, Daegu, Korea
  Korea & Chinese Painting - 2002 New Expression : Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea
  Korea Young Artist Biennale 2002 : Daegu Art Center, Daegu, Korea
  Korean Art 44 Pieces of Puzzle, Gallery La Mer, Seoul, Korea
  Imagination & Curiosity : Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2001  Relay Relay : Insa Art Space, The Korea Culture & Art Foundation, Seoul, Korea
  Reality & Illusion : Sindorico Culture Space, Seoul, Korea
  Flow -New Tendencies in Korean Narrative Painting : The Korea Culture & Art Foundation, Seoul, Korea
  The World
2000  Art@ Design : Seoul Art Center Design Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1996  P.H.Y.S.I.C. : Sukyoung Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1995  Seoul Contemporary Art Festival : The Korea Culture & Art Foundation, Seoul, Korea
1994  University Art Festival : Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea
2010  Dosan gallery NY- Artist in Residence
2006  GANA Art center
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