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Kyungwoo Chun Biography

Chun puts portraiture in a new position. The core of Chun's intriguing method portraiture lies in the prolonged exposure time. Often the exposition time lasts the subject's age in minutes, but it can also go up to several hours. The effect of this method is that the subjects being photographed become blurred figures, nonetheless with a certain expressiveness.

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What fascinates the photographer most is that this kind of portrait photography requires the people involved to spend a long time in the same room together. This technique injects the image with a lot of energy and empathy.

Photographing people involves, in a way, according to Chun, an exchange of souls. What is essential to the creation is how the individual uses time during the exposure. The photographer repeatedly enters into dialogue with his subjects. As the model has an active role to play, movements and minor changes of position on the chair are all explicitly allowed. The energy that this creates resonates in the result. Long exposition time not only influences the intensification and sublimation of relations between the photographer and his model. It also directly influences the form and content of the images.

Kyungwoo Chun was born in Seoul, South Korea. He graduated from Chung-Ang University's School of Fine Arts in Seoul. He works in Germany and Seoul. Hatje Cantz published his monograph.

Kyungwoo Chun Featured Artworks

The Weight #2 by Kyungwoo Chun contemporary artwork
Kyungwoo ChunThe Weight #2, 2016C-print, diasec
Bernhard Knaus Fine Art Contact Gallery
Nine Editors 1-9 by Kyungwoo Chun contemporary artwork
Kyungwoo ChunNine Editors 1-9, 201510 C-prints on alu
Bernhard Knaus Fine Art Contact Gallery
Nine Editors #5 by Kyungwoo Chun contemporary artwork
Kyungwoo ChunNine Editors #5, 2014C-print on aluminium
160 x 130 cm
Bernhard Knaus Fine Art Contact Gallery
Nine Editors #4 by Kyungwoo Chun contemporary artwork
Kyungwoo ChunNine Editors #4, 2014C-print on aluminium
160 x 130 cm
Bernhard Knaus Fine Art Contact Gallery
Face of Face 1 by Kyungwoo Chun contemporary artwork
Kyungwoo ChunFace of Face 1, 2017Pigment print on aluminium, framed
140 x 115 cm
Bernhard Knaus Fine Art Contact Gallery
Face of Face 2 by Kyungwoo Chun contemporary artwork
Kyungwoo ChunFace of Face 2, 2017Pigment print on aluminium, framed
140 x 115 cm
Bernhard Knaus Fine Art Contact Gallery

Kyungwoo Chun Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Silver Lining at Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt
Closed
30 May–18 July 2020 Group Exhibition Silver Lining Bernhard Knaus Fine ArtFrankfurt

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