Choi Jun Kun
(born in 1965, Jeju Island, Korea)
Choi's landscape consists of many paintings, or it is one whole single painting at the same time. Together, they compose a part of the coast of Jeju Island in South Korea but can also represent the internal landscape of the painter as well as the one of the spectator who is looking at the work.
Choi's painting erases the presence of objects at the same time allowing them to exist. In this contradiction, the rocks have lost their existence in its current form, rather claiming blackness. The white, in the same way, claims not to be the sky or the sea, but only the white colour. And then the blackness becomes a rock and the white becomes the background. His work is positioned in between the two achromatic colours. In contrast to his paintings in the past, these paintings exhibit more laconism and more simplicity. This simplicity is the consequence of the power of the elapsed time.
Working with Indian ink, the artist manages to make us feel the weight of these rocks that seem to levitate in this extremely refined Zen garden.
2018 - Karma, Ilwoo Space, Séoul, Corée du Sud
2017 - The Landscape of Rocks, JJ Joong Jung Gallery, Séoul, Corée du Sud
2016 - Sea, Françoise Livinec Gallery, Paris, France
2011 - JJ Joong Jung Gallery, Seoul, Corée
2009 - Weibang Gallery, Seoul, Corée
2001 - Deokweon Gallery, Seoul, Corée
1996 - Espace d'art Samjoung, Seoul, Corée
1995 - Namu Gallery, Seoul, Corée
2017 - Ailleurs est ici, École des Filles-Espace d'art, Huelgoat
2017 - Art Paris Art Fair, Paris
2016 - 100 ans de stèles, Françoise Livinec, Paris, France
2016 - L'attrape-Feu, l'art réenchante le monde, École des filles, Huelgoat, France
2016 - Art Paris Art Fair, Françoise Livinec Gallery, Paris, France
2015 - Art Paris Art Fair, Françoise Livinec Gallery, Paris, France
2012 - Korean Zone ? Mind shadowing into Things, Pékin, Chine
2011 - Adagio non molto,EON Gallery, Seoul, Corée
2011 - Red Dot art fair, Chelsea West Gallery, New York
2010 - Korea, Japan contemporary art exhibition, Tokyo Japon