CHUN Kook-kwang

CHUN Kook-kwang (1945-1990) is one of the most important figures in Korean modern sculpture history with a legacy over five decades. His works seek the nature of ‘mass’ as a principle sculptural language. Chun was born, lived and worked in Seoul, Korea. He held solo exhibitions at Art Centre (1979, Seoul); Maronie Gallery (1981 / 1986, Kyoto); Gwanhoon Gallery (1983, Seoul) and Pyo Gallery (1988, Seoul). Seven retrospective exhibitions were held at Pyo Gallery (1991 / 1995, Seoul); Gana Art Centre (2000 / 2018, Seoul); Moran Art Centre (2006, Seoul); Seongkok Art Centre (2011, Seoul) and WESS (2022, Seoul). He won the 2nd Gallery Space Excellence Prize in 1977, and the National Art Exhibition Grand Prize in 1981. Chun represented Korea at the International Stone Sculpture Symposium in Ajicho, Japan in 1988.

Pagoda (H64), FRP, 64 x 25 x 25 cm, 1975
Gravestone of Mass, bronze, metal plate, wood, 147 x 127 x 100 cm, 1981 (MMCA Collection)
Inner mass - Matter 0.419m³, hemp cord, duvet, canvas, milk carton, wood, terra cotta, dimension variable, 1986 (Installation view of Gallery Maronie, Kyoto, Japan, 1986)
Inner mass - Our Prelude, wood, bolts, 400 x 200 x 100 cm, 1987

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