Biography


Jang Kwang-Bum
(1972, Seoul, Korea)

Jang Kwang-Bum obtained his degree in Plastic Arts in Seoul and later, in order to switch from practice to theory, - a doctorate in aesthetic in Paris (where he has been living since 2007). The artist lives and works between two worlds: Korean and Western. His works are linked with the monochrome movement of the Dansaekhwa, monochrome, abstract and contemplative. At the same time, he finds his inspiration in the impressionist paintings of Monet with the observation of the nature and the multiples variations of colour. He is obsessed with the idea of showing time and its flow; that leed him to the development of his technique of paintings: he first applies numerous layers of acrylic paint on the canvas and then continue meticulously applies sanding in order to remove the material. The marvellous final result is a tangible form of time which moves in front of the audience.


Exhibitions selected


Solo exhibitions

2016 - « Jardin d'eau » - Gallery Françoise Livinec, Paris
2015 - « Phéna » - Gallery Iconoclastes, Paris
2014 -  « Bleu Poncé » - Gallery Iconoclastes, Paris
2013 - «Trace du temps» - Gallery 89, Paris
2012 - «Mur Liquide» - Korean Cultural Center, Paris

Group exhibitions

2017 - Art Basel - YIA, Basel
2017 - Ailleurs est ici, École des Filles-Espace d'art, Huelgoat
2017 - Art Paris Art Fair, Paris
2016 - "Art Elysées", Paris
2016 - "Beirut Art Fair", Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center, Beirut
2016 - "100 ans de stèles",  Gallery Françoise Livinec, Paris
2016 - "L'attrape-Feu, l'art réenchante le monde", Ecole des filles, Huelgoat
2016 - Art Paris Art Fair, Gallery Françoise Livinec, Paris
2016  - La Corée entre tradition et modernité Exposition collective, Maison des arts, Antony
2015  - « Sens croisés » Exposition collective, Gallery of the Cité internationale des Arts, Paris
2015  - « Poche Corée », Johnson & Johnson, lssy-les-Moulineaux
2015  - Exploiter ou explorer ? L'aventure du trait Exposition collective, Gallery Soufflot, Paris
2015  - International Art Fair ART HAMPTONS
2015  - Scope Basel galerie K+Y, Affordable Art Fair - Hong Kong, Brussels, London, New-York
2015 -  « temps pour deux » - Exposition Duo, Gallery 89, Paris
2015 -  2015's new artists : Miguel Vallinas & Kwang Bum Jang, Gallery K+Y, Paris
2014 -  « ENTRE-DEUX » - Gallery Michel Journiac, Paris
2014 -  « Papiers» - Orangerie-Espace Tourlière, Verrières-le Buisson
2014 -  31st Edition of MAC PARIS at  the Espace Champerret, Paris
2014 -  Hôtel de Paris MONTE-CARLO, Monaco
2013 -  AJAC Anniversaire 30e, Gallery Cité internationale des arts, Paris
2012 - 30th Parcours d'Art contemporain NOV'Art de Villevêque
2012 -  « MARABOUT, BOUT D'FICELLE»,  Korean Cultural Center, Paris
2011 -  « En-Tête » - Week of Arts Exhibition at 6B, quai de Seine, Saint-Denis
2011 -  « Intime/Extime »,Korean Cultural Center, Paris
2010 -  International Painting Festival (Invited country : South Korea), La Ferté Bernard
2010 - International Painting price « Novembre à Vitry », Municipal GalleryJean-Collet, Vitry-sur-Seine
2010 - "Corps oniriques, Eclairs d'utopies", Korean Cultural Center, Paris
2009 -  Espace sans frontière, Paris
2009 -  « Juin de la Celle Saint-cloud », La Celle Saint Cloud
2009 -  « Ensemble pour l'Europe », Chapelle des anges, Paris
2009 - French Cultural Center, Busan, South Korea
2008 - International Painting price « Novembre à Vitry », Municipal Gallery Jean-Collet, Vitry-sur-Seine