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b. 1972, South Korea

Hyunjin Bek Biography

Born in 1972, the South Korean artist experiments with various genres of the arts including fine art, music, film and literature, has garnered attention for bringing forth paintings and drawings that reveal his artistic sensitivity and ability to use multi layers of visual languages. To Bek, painting is one of the ways he actualizes his steadfast aesthetic views and interests. Avoiding any use of specific narratives or schematic compositions, he composes the canvases withspontaneous riddling figures, brushstrokes and brilliant colors.His intuition-driven drawings of the fleeting moment portray the mysterious tension between artistic performance and the ultimate futility of its meaning.

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Bek has held solo and group exhibitions in Seoul, England, Germany and Italy. His artworks have been shown in major art institutions including National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea; PLATEAU, Seoul; Art Sonje Center, Seoul; Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul; Doosan Gallery, Seoul; Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai; and Michael Horbach Foundation, Koln. He is also well-known as the vocalist of a legendary indie band, Uhuhboo Project, and has recently formed a duo under the name Bangbekwith music director Bang Jun-seok. 

Hyunjin Bek Featured Artworks

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연애 Date by Hyunjin Bek contemporary artwork
Hyunjin Bek연애 Date, 2019oil, oil stick, colored pencil, enamel spray on linen
205.5 x 212 cm
P21 Enquire
말할 수 없는 19-03 Intangible  19-03 by Hyunjin Bek contemporary artwork
Hyunjin Bek말할 수 없는 19-03 Intangible 19-03, 2019-2020oil, enamel spray on linen
93 x 93 cm
P21 Enquire
Yourback002 by Hyunjin Bek contemporary artwork
Hyunjin BekYourback002, 2019Oil on oil paper for oil paint
140 x 280 cm
PKM Gallery Enquire
Yourback001 by Hyunjin Bek contemporary artwork
Hyunjin BekYourback001, 2019Oil on oil paper for oil paint
140 x 280 cm
PKM Gallery Enquire
A Yawn by Hyunjin Bek contemporary artwork
Hyunjin BekA Yawn, 2018Oil on linen
93 x 93 cm
PKM Gallery Enquire
Take out 01 91 x 116.5 by Hyunjin Bek contemporary artwork
Hyunjin BekTake out 01 91 x 116.5, 2011-2012Oil on canvas
91 x 116.5 cm
Choi&Lager Gallery Enquire
A famous lady by Hyunjin Bek contemporary artwork
Hyunjin BekA famous lady, 2012Oil on canvas
116.5 x 72.5 cm
Choi&Lager Gallery Enquire
A seminal leaf by Hyunjin Bek contemporary artwork
Hyunjin BekA seminal leaf, 2012Oil on canvas
162 x 130 cm
Choi&Lager Gallery Enquire

Hyunjin Bek Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Bek Hyunjin, Bek Hyunjin solo exhibition: P-ray at P21, Seoul
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19 March–26 April 2020 Bek Hyunjin Bek Hyunjin solo exhibition: P-ray P21Seoul
Contemporary art exhibition, Hyunjin Bek, Work Song: Soil, Mattress and Waves at PKM Gallery, Seoul
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15 February–31 March 2019 Hyunjin Bek Work Song: Soil, Mattress and Waves PKM GallerySeoul
Contemporary art exhibition, Hyunjin Bek, Kelvin Kyung Kun Park, The 38th parallel at Choi&Lager Gallery, Cologne
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24 November 2017–18 February 2018 Hyunjin Bek, Kelvin Kyung Kun Park The 38th parallel Choi&Lager GalleryCologne

Hyunjin Bek Represented By

Choi&Lager Gallery contemporary art gallery in Seoul, South Korea Choi&Lager Gallery Cologne, Seoul
PKM Gallery contemporary art gallery in Seoul, South Korea PKM Gallery Seoul

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