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Osang Gwon

Seoul, b.1974

After his 1998 photography-sculpture Deodorant Type series, Gwon Osang took a major step forward in the concept of photography and sculpture with The Flat series in 2003. Gwon's earlier works, Deodorant Type series, employed the process of taking over 1000 photographs were selected to create a sculpture. However, the artist's recent works take this process a...

After his 1998 photography-sculpture Deodorant Type series, Gwon Osang took a major step forward in the concept of photography and sculpture with The Flat series in 2003. Gwon's earlier works, Deodorant Type series, employed the process of taking over 1000 photographs were selected to create a sculpture. However, the artist's recent works take this process a step further by borrowing and transforming internet images that have been taken by others rather than himself. The Flat series features cut-outs of images that appear most frequently in advertisements, such ad watches, jewelry and make-up. The pieces of cut-out paper are fixed with simple wire structure, each becoming an individual sculpture....

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Biography

After his 1998 photography-sculpture Deodorant Type series, Gwon Osang took a major step forward in the concept of photography and sculpture with The Flat series in 2003. Gwon's earlier works, Deodorant Type series, employed the process of taking over 1000 photographs were selected to create a sculpture. However, the artist's recent works take this process a step further by borrowing and transforming internet images that have been taken by others rather than himself. The Flat series features cut-outs of images that appear most frequently in advertisements, such ad watches, jewelry and make-up. The pieces of cut-out paper are fixed with simple wire structure, each becoming an individual sculpture. Then the installation is photographed into a flat surface, becoming both photograph and sculpture.

RELATED CATEGORIES

Collage / Large-Scale Sculpture / Open Form / Photographic Source / Photography / Relief / Scale Art / Sculpture / South Korea

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 2004
    MFA, Sculpture, Hongik University, Seoul
  • 2000
    BFA, Sculpture, Hongik University, Seoul

Solo Exhibition

  • 2016
    New Structure and Relief, ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul
  • The Sculpture, ARARIO GALLERY, Shanghai
  • 2015
    New Structure, Okinawa Contemporary Art Center, Okinawa

Group Exhibition

  • 2017
    Amazing Day, Today!, Goyang Children's Museum, Goyang, Korea
  • This is Contemporary Art Museum, K Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
  • 2016
    Jaguar XJ Rare Design Studio, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul

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Curriculum Vitae

Educations

  • 2004
    MFA, Sculpture, Hongik University, Seoul
  • 2000
    BFA, Sculpture, Hongik University, Seoul

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016
    New Structure and Relief, ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul
  • The Sculpture, ARARIO GALLERY, Shanghai
  • 2015
    New Structure, Okinawa Contemporary Art Center, Okinawa
  • The Pivots, ARARIO MUSEUM in Tapdong Bike shop, Jeju
  • 2014
    Osang Gwon: The Deodorant Type, Statoil Art Programme, Statoil, Bærum, Norway
  • Osang Gwon, JOYCE PARIS, Paris
  • Structure, Perigee Gallery, Seoul
  • 2013
    Masspatterns, 13 S/S Collaboration Exhibitions #03, MANMADE WOOYOUNGMI, Seoul
  • Postmodern Times, HADA Contemporary, London
  • Osang Gwon, Temenggong Artists in Residence, Singapore
  • 2012
    Osang Gwon, ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul
  • 2011
    Sculpture, Doosan Gallery, Seoul
  • Adore, Aando Fine Arts, Berlin
  • 2010
    Deodorant Type, Doosan Gallery, New York
  • Torso, Gallery 2, Seoul
  • 2009
    Deodorant Type, ARARIO GALLERY, New York
  • 2008
    Deodorant Type: Sculpture by Osang Gwon, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
  • 2007
    Osang Gwon, ARARIO GALLERY, Beijing
  • 2006
    The Sculpture, ARARIO GALLERY, Cheonan, Korea
  • 2005
    Deodorant Type & The Flat, Andrew Shire Gallery & 4-F Gallery, Los Angeles
  • 2001
    Deodorant Type, Insa Art Space, The Korea Culture& Arts foundation, Seoul

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017
    Amazing Day, Today!, Goyang Children's Museum, Goyang, Korea
  • This is Contemporary Art Museum, K Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
  • 2016
    Jaguar XJ Rare Design Studio, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul
  • 2015
    Lies on Lies: on Photography, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
  • Peaceminusone, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
  • Commemorative Exhibition of the 70th Anniversary of Liberation: the Great Journey with the Citizens Uproarious, Heated, Inundated, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
  • Dream Society – Originability, Seoul Museum, Seoul
  • Tech 4 Change, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratoriumn, Vestfossen, Norway
  • Liful Minimal Garments, 10 Years of Passion: Our Memory, Horim Art Center, Seoul
  • 2014
    K – pop : Korean Contemporary Art, Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei
  • Korean Portraiture: Beyond the Memories, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Wanju, Korea
  • Beyond and Between, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul
  • Medium at Large, Singapore Art Museum-Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia, Singapore
  • Busan Biennale Special Exhibition. (Biennale Archive): Voyage to Biennale – 50 years of Korean Contemporary Art in Overseas Biennales), Busan Cultural Center, Busan, Korea
  • Collage Art: Weaving Stories Blending Images, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea
  • Pillars, ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul
  • 2013
    The Public’s Extended, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul
  • The Hero, Seoul Museum, Seoul
  • The Velocity of Sculpture, BSSM Baiksoonshil Museum, Paju, Korea
  • 2012
    On Manner of Forming, Edwin Gallery, Jakarta
  • Jin(to Advance).Tong(to Communicate). Contemporary Korean Art since the 1990s, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea
  • Re-Opening DOOSAN Gallery Seoul, DOOSAN Gallery, Seoul
  • Thoughts on Body, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul
  • Landscape of Moment, Seongnam Arts Center, Seongnam, Korea
  • Topos-Metaphor, Moran Museum of Art, Namyangju, Korea
  • 2011
    Collector’s Stage, Singapore Art Museum-Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia, Singapore
  • The Purpose of Life, Pohang Museum of Steel Art, Pohang, Korea
  • The Korean Miracle: A Cultural Evolution, Asia House, London
  • Artists with Arario Part 1, ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul
  • 2010
    A POSITIVE VIEW, Somerset House, London
  • Present Tense: An Imagined Grammar of Portraiture in the Digital Age, The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
  • On the Cutting Edge - Aspects of Korean Contemporary Photography, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung
  • New York Photo Festival 2010, Smack Mellon, New York
  • Man Ray’s Photography & His Heritage, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
  • roundabout, Conversations in art from around the globe, City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Negotiations, Today Art Museum, Beijing
  • Korean Eye: Fantastic Ordinary, Saatchi Gallery, London ; The Arts House, Singapore; The Seoul Museum of Art, Gyeonghuigung, Seoul; The Korea Foundation Cultural Centre, Seoul
  • Memories of Future, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul
  • 2009
    Conflicting Tales - Inaugural Exhibition of the Burger Collection, Zimmerstrasse, Berlin
  • Manipulating Reality, The Center for Contemporary Culture Strozzina, Florence
  • Peppermint Candy: Contemporary Art from Korea, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
  • Art & Techne, Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju, Korea
  • 2008
    Asian Art Triennale, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
  • Peppermint Candy: Contemporary Art from Korea, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
  • Youth Portraits, Avanthay Contemporary, Zurich
  • 2007
    Urban Reviews Seoul: Space, People, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen(ifa), Stuttgart, Berlin
  • Peppermint Candy: Contemporary Art from Korea, Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago
  • Wonderland: Contemporary Korean Art, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
  • Mad Love, Arken Museum for Modern Art, Copenhagen
  • 2006
    Give Me Shelter, Union Gallery, London
  • 2005
    Seoul; Until Now, Charlottenborg Udstillingbygning, Copenhagen
  • Beautiful Cynicism, ARARIO GALLERY, Beijing
  • 2004
    Out the Window, Japan Foundation Asia Center, Tokyo
  • Real Reality, Kukje Gallery, Seoul
  • UNUSUAL COMBINATION, Plus Gallery, Nogoya
  • Officina Asia, Galleria d’arte moderna, Bologna
  • Young Artists from Korea, China and Japan, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
  • 2003
    Mobile, Alternative Space Care Of, Milan
  • Facing Korea-ID, FOAM (Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam), Amsterdam
  • Unique, Gallery VU, Paris
  • 2002
    Mirror of daily, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea
  • Area of Photograph, Sendai mediatheque, Sendai, Japan
  • Area of Photograph, Museum of Art Saitama, Saitama, Japan
  • ORIENT-EXTREME, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France
  • 2001
    Alchemy, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul
  • Family, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
  • Silence of the City, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea
  • 2000
    Ji-Rok-Wi-Ma, Seonam Museum, Seoul
  • Error Interchange, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul
  • Join & Expression, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwangju, Korea
  • 1999
    Vacuum-packed Exhibition, Alternative Space in the Loop, Seoul
  • Transition of the Century, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul
  • Hoboo-Hohyung, Art Sonje Center, Seoul

Grants & Awards

  • 2012
    Kim Se Choong Sculpture Prize
  • 2010
    Photograph Critique Awards

Collections

  • Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
  • Universal Music Group, United States
  • The Zabludowicz Collection, United Kingdom
  • The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
  • Stat Oil, Norway
  • Ssamzi Collection, Korea
  • Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
  • Samsung Fine Chemical, Korea
  • Roundabout Collection, United States
  • Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Korea
  • Laurence Geoffrey’s, Korea
  • Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea
  • Embassy of Switzerland, Korea
  • David Roberts Art Foundation, United Kingdom
  • Busan Museum of Art, Korea
  • Burger Collection, Germany
  • Art Sonje Center, Korea
  • Asano Institute, Japan
  • ARARIO MUSEUM, Korea

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