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Hyungkoo Kang

Hyungkoo Kang

1955 (b. Chungcheongdo)

Activity Seoul
Academic ability B.F.A. Painting, Chungang University, Seoul, Korea
Genre painting
Member Gallery Arario Gallery
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Kang Hyungku’s portraits of faces with piercing gaze take hyper realist’s techniques. However, characteristics of the subject in his painting differs from the subject in ‘Hyperrealism’ or ‘Photorealism’ as the artist neither paints from a photograph nor uses silkscreen, grid, or slide projection. He strictly paints his subjects manually in the manner of artisanship. Kang Hyungku asserts that raison d’etre of the work will be lost once he uses mechanical aids when he paints. In other words, his hyper-realistic approach is to weave characteristics of the subject that is different from taking photographs. His meticulous depiction of the subject’s skin and each thread of hair with piercing gazes create profound, humane relationships between paintings and its audience.

  • Andy Warhol

  • Marilyn Monroe in the night sky

  • Self-portrait

  • Vincent van Gogh in blue

  • Van Gogh in Red

Artist Profiles

Education
1980 B.F.A. Painting, Chungang University, Seoul, Korea
Solo Exhibitions
2013  Engrave <刻印>, Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea View Exhibition
  I see you, Youngeun Museum, Gwangju, Korea
2011  Burning Gaze, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
2010  FACE TO FACE, ARARIO GALLERY, Beijing, China (upcoming)
  Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwang-ju, Korea
2009  ARARIO GALLERY, New York, USA
  ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul, Korea
2007  The Gaze, ARARIO GALLERY, Cheonan, Korea View Exhibition
2006  Lotte Art Gallery, Busan, Korea
2005  Gwangju Art Museum, Gwangju , Korea
2004  Seoul Arts Center, Seoul , Korea
  Gallery Sang, Seoul , Korea
  Sejong Arts Center, Seoul , Korea
2003  Sejong Arts Center, Seoul , Korea
2002  Samsung Plaza Gallery, Bundang , Korea
  Sejong Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
2001  Seoul Arts Center, Seoul , Korea
  Samsung Plaza Gallery, Bundang , Korea
  Chosun-ilbo Gallery, Seoul , Korea
Group Exhibitions
2010  Artists with Arario, ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul, Cheonan, Korea
2009  Shinsegae Centumcity Grand Opening, Shinsegae Centumcity Grand, Busan, Korea
  Art in Super Star, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
  Korean Eye : Moon Generation, Standard Chartered First Bank, Seoul, Korea & Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2008  Youngeun 2008 Residency - Time of Transference, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwangju, Korea
2006  Draw, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  The Picture like Photograph, The Photograph like Picture, Gallery Zandari, Seoul, Korea
2005  Face, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwangju, Korea
  Memory of Nature, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  Father, Gail Art Museum, Seoul , Korea
2004  Existence and Illusion, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju , Korea
  Korean Express - Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
2003  Exploration of Light and Color, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
  Face, Express, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
2002  Self-portraits of Korea, Sejong Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
  Passion and the After, Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Residency
2008  Youngeun Artist in Residency, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwangju, Korea
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