b. 1983, South Korea

Jang Jongwan Biography

JANG Jongwan (b. 1980), in his own cynical yet heart-warming visual language, recreates and pokes at such characteristics of our contemporary society. The artist utilizes rather kitschy, thrown-away, or forgotten animal leathers as his canvas portraying familiar but easily disregarded visual images eliminating any potential of lavishness. These leathers, then, become a wholly new entity as a work of art, fully embodying the artist's nuanced humorous message. Furthermore, JANG is creating his own fable by personifying curious or eerie animals and their animal farm. This fable shares a story of humans' zealous belief on salvation, absolute and almost fanatical sets of conviction, and the final disillusionment re-confronted with one's uncertainties and doubts.

Jang Jongwan Featured Artworks

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Space Mushroom by Jang Jongwan contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Jang Jongwan Space Mushroom, 2022 Acrylic gouache on Korean paper
194 x 130.3 cm
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알프스 민들레, Alps Dandelion by Jang Jongwan contemporary artwork painting
Jang Jongwan 알프스 민들레, Alps Dandelion, 2021 Oil on linen
194 x 130.5 cm
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Oh My Goddess! by Jang Jongwan contemporary artwork painting
Jang Jongwan Oh My Goddess!, 2014 Ink on rabbit skin
45 x 34 cm
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The Gracious Hand by Jang Jongwan contemporary artwork painting
Jang Jongwan The Gracious Hand, 2015 Oil painting on deer skin
52 x 42 cm
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Untitled by Jang Jongwan contemporary artwork painting
Jang Jongwan Untitled, 2015 Oil painting on linen
130 x 193 cm
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The Great Stone Family by Jang Jongwan contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Jang Jongwan The Great Stone Family, 2019 Acrylic gouche on animal skin
53 x 40.2 cm
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The Record by Jang Jongwan contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Jang Jongwan The Record, 2017 Oil painting on goat skin
50 x 50 cm
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Right and Wrong 2 by Jang Jongwan contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Jang Jongwan Right and Wrong 2, 2016 Oil painting on goat skin
68 x 51 cm
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Jang Jongwan Recent Exhibitions

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Jang Jongwan Represented By

Arario Gallery contemporary art gallery in Seoul, South Korea Arario Gallery Cheonan, Seoul, Shanghai

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