Titled Aggregation, the exhibition surveys works from Chun Kwang Young’s acclaimed long running series of the same name. The series explores underlying concerns with the whole versus the individual amidst the artist’s negotiations between the East and West. In his search for a culturally authentic mode of expression, Chun combines his early experimentations with Abstract Expressionism with his mastery of a uniquely Korean material, mulberry paper.
Chun Kwang Young’s works have been acquired by, and are included in esteemed public collections, such as the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington D.C., the United Nations headquarters in New York, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, the Philadelphia Society Building, Seoul Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Australia at Canberra, Fidelity Investments Boston, Museum Kunstwerk in Germany, and the Busan Art Museum, among others. Named the Artist of the Year by the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, in 2001, Chun has also received many other accolades recognising the unique beauty of his works. Most recently, he was awarded the Presidential Prize in the 41st Korean Culture and Art Prize by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Korea in 2009.
Opening reception: 28 November, 4-7pm
Venue: Pearl Lam Galleries, 9 Lock Road, #03-22, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108937
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm, Sunday, noon to 6pm, Closed on Mondays & Public Holidays
When: 28 Nov 2015 - 3 Jan 2016,