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Soun Hong

Soun Hong

1959 (b. Seoul)

Activity Seoul
Academic ability Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
Genre painting
Homepage www.sounhong.com
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Hong Soun’s experimental art encompasses various mediums and his unique perspective in art has received continuous attention from mass media which named him a postmodern leader. His art has been evolved around the philosophical idea on “part and whole’ of politics, economy, and culture, for which he purposely takes fragments from peripheral area of the image he acquired for his painting in order to talk about the whole and its inevitable misapprehension. This aspect is how he got the reputation as post modernist. Of course, Hong has experimented with object, installation, video and many others. But he moved on the traditional materials, landscape, and figures in simple composition with reserved colors creating a space where his empathic gazes are contained. In doing so, he painting opened up new chapter in the field of paintings.

  • Afganistan. Dec 4. 2007

  • Installation view, Total Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Wardak. Aug 3. 2009

  • Warsaw. Aug 1. 2009

  • Berlin. May 30. 2009

Artist Profiles

1989 Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
1983 B.F.A. Art education, Busan National University, Busan, Korea
Solo Exhibitions
2012  SIDESCAPE, Savina Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea View Exhibition
2010  Sidescape, Space CAN, Seoul, Korea View Exhibition
2009  Sidescape Gallery Dot, Ulsan, Korea
  Sidescape, Ssamzie Space, Seoul, Korea View Exhibition
2007  Sidescape, Seo Gallery, Seoul, Korea View Exhibition
2005  Sidescape, Kulaydiwa Gallery, Manila, Philippines
2004  Sidescape, Gallery Ssamzie, Seoul, Korea
1999  Insectopia, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
1997  Window Gallery, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
1993  Galerie Bellefroid, Paris, France
1989  Gallery Timothy TEW, Atlanta, U. S. A
Group Exhibitions
2013  Bingo, Sejong Center, Seoul, Korea
  Slow art, Art space with Artist, Heyri, Korea
2012  Vers la Lumiere, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art. Gyeonggido, Korea
  DMZ Peace Project, Gyeonggido Museum of Art, Gyeonggido, Korea
  CAGE 100 Festival, Eisenbahn, Leipzig, Germany
  Tina B. contemporary Art Festival, Prague, Czech
2011  Breathing-Inhalation&Exhalation, Gallery Being, Seoul, Korea
  The new epicenter, Wumin art center, Cheongju, Korea
  Up and Comers, Total Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
2010  The more, the better, Sun Gallery, Seoul, Kore
  Close Encounter, Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju-do, Korea
  Let's Imagine, Gallery Bundo, Daegu, Korea
  Puzzling (a) Space, Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC, USA
  Him of Gyeonggido, Gyeonggido Museum of Art, Gyeonggido, Korea View Exhibition
2009  Land Balance, Seo Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  Double ACT : 01, Savina museum of contemporary art. Seoul. Korea
  Up and Comers, Total Art Museum, Seoul, Korea View Exhibition
  Art in Haje, Gallery Bundo, Daegu, Korea
  Layered City, Artside, Beijing, China
2008  Meme trackers, Songzhuang art center. Beijing. China
  Busan Biennale, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, Korea View Exhibition
  Santa Fe International Biennale, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, USA View Exhibition
  Reconstructed, Gyeonggido Museum of Art, Gyeonggido, Korea
  The World of Expression, Seoul Art center, Seoul, Korea
2007  Les Amis de la Cinematheque, Gallery Artside, Seoul, Korea
  the Shopping Fete for Collector, Gallery Bow, Ulsan, Korea
  Future is Haje, Neuer Kunstverein, Aschaffenburg, Germany
  Reminiscing the medium -a 'post-' syndrome, MoA, Seoul, Korea View Exhibition
2006  Seo + Love + Memory, Seo Gallery, Seoul. Korea
  Wake up Andy Warhol, Gallery Ssamzie, Seoul, Korea
  Sensuous Panorama, Lounge Gallery, London, U.K
2005  Contempong Pinas Kulaydiwa Gallery, Manila, Philippines
  Le Droit de Reve Hyundai Store, Seoul, Korea
2004  Heyri Festival, Hoomyungwon, Heyri, Korea
  Stillness&Movement, Seoul Olympic Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Center&Composition, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
  Over the Rainbow, Space C, Seoul, Korea
  MAPP2004, Space-T, Hyunjacso, Seoul, Korea
2003  REAL-SCAPE Revisited, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
  Mindscape, Gallery Hyundai plus, Seoul, Korea
2002  Neo Painting, YoungEun Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwangju, Korea
  Korean Air France, Ssamzie space Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  Borders and Change, Nakatsue YMCA, Nakatsue, Japan
  Our house, Daring Art Foundation, Seoul, Korea
  Gwangju Biennale(project 4 Connection), Gwangju, Korea
  WATERwalks, Ise cultural Foundation, NewYork, USA
  Korean Air France, Glassbox, Paris, France
  2002 Collections Exhibition, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2001  Work 2001, su,mok,geum,to,seng, Insa art center, Seoul, Korea
  Art and life, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
  The 1980's Realism and The Age, Gana art center, Seoul, Korea
2000  Blind Love, Saimpyo Factory Seoul, Korea
  Art museum in image, Fine Art Center, Seoul, Korea
  Sculpture Amusement Park, Sungkok museum, Seoul, Korea
  The Web of Life, Sungkok museum ,Seoul, Korea
  Leaving the Island-PICAF, Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum, Pusan, Korea
1998  Media & Site, Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum, Pusan, Korea
  City and Media -Food, Clothing, Shelter, Seoul City Museum, Seoul, Korea
  ASIAN AVANT-GARDE, Christie's London, England
1997  La Biennale d'Issy, Centre d'Art Municipal, Issy les Mx, France
  A hybrid of the Traditional and the Modern, Gallery Hyundai, seoul, Korea
1996  Sept espaces un lieu, Manufacture des oeillets, Ivry, France
  Art at Home, Seomi Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  D'une source oubliée, Musée de l'histoire vivante, Montreuil, France
  D'une source oubliée, CARRE, Château Gontier, France
1995  D'une source oubliée, CAREE AMELOT, La Rochell, France
  Courant d'Art, Etablissement Elie de Brignac, France
  Coréens de Paris, Area, Paris, France
1994  New and Powerful from ARTSENAL, Gallery Art Beam, Seoul, Korea
  Carte Blanche, Boulogne City Museum, Boulogne, France
  Salon Montrouge, Montrouge, France
  Issue vers l'aube, Artsenal-Paris, Paris, France
1993  Situation de l'in situ, Ocre d'art, Chateauroux, France
  Salon Montrouge, Montrouge, France
1992  Salon Montrouge, Monrouge, France
  Boulogne, France
  Au bout de la rue, l'etang des jours, Boulogne City Hall
1991  La Cave, Espace 54, Boulogne, Frace
  Face a Face, Caen, France
  Plates & Prints, Pusan, Coree
1990  Black Image, Atlanta, U.S.A
1989  Salon de Mai, Grand Palais, Paris, France
1988  International Biennale de Gravure, Digne les vins, France
1985  Esprit de siecle, Korea
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