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b. 1981, South Korea

Seung Yul Oh Biography

Korean born Seung Yul Oh moved to New Zealand in 2003 and became a New Zealand citizen. Since graduating with an MFA from the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 2005, Seung Yul Oh has worked with numerous materials, constructing large scale egg-shapes from fibreglass and a woollen mammoth from mops. 

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Oh’s practice is intentionally entertaining, celebrating the act of playfulness as essential to sustaining serious creativity. Seung Yul Oh works fulltime as an artist and is occasionally called on by Auckland University's Elam School of Fine Arts to work with students. Internationally Seung Yul has embarked upon a new phase of his career aimed at taking his art to a wider international audience and the rapidly expanding Asia Pacific region. His work is represented in the collection of the Museum of New Zealand—Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington.
 

Seung Yul Oh Featured Artworks

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Pou Sto (detial) by Seung Yul Oh contemporary artwork
Seung Yul OhPou Sto (detial), 2020Epoxy paint on Nylon
145.5 x 97 cm
One And J. Gallery Contact Gallery
Pou Sto (detail) by Seung Yul Oh contemporary artwork
Seung Yul OhPou Sto (detail), 2020Epoxy paint on Nylon
145.5 x 97 cm
One And J. Gallery Contact Gallery
Lean_Float_02 by Seung Yul Oh contemporary artwork
Seung Yul OhLean_Float_02, 2020Acrylic on canvas
30 x 25 cm
Yavuz Gallery Contact Gallery
Lean_Lift_03 by Seung Yul Oh contemporary artwork
Seung Yul OhLean_Lift_03, 2020Acrylic on canvas
50 x 40 cm
Yavuz Gallery Contact Gallery
Tongue Tong by Seung Yul Oh contemporary artwork
Seung Yul OhTongue Tong, 2018Clay wood PVC gold,
Whistle Contact Gallery
Spring by Seung Yul Oh contemporary artwork
Seung Yul OhSpring, 2007Cast resin
32 x 15 cm
Whistle Contact Gallery
Horizontal Loop #4 by Seung Yul Oh contemporary artwork
Seung Yul OhHorizontal Loop #4, 2018Acrylic on wood
120 x 80 cm
Starkwhite Enquire
Bloom #1 by Seung Yul Oh contemporary artwork
Seung Yul OhBloom #1, 2018Acrylic on wood
11 x 20 cm
Starkwhite Enquire

Seung Yul Oh Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Seung Yul Oh, Touch at One And J. Gallery, Seoul
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22 September–25 October 2020 Seung Yul Oh Touch One And J. GallerySeoul
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, Season's Greetings: Peace, joy and love to 2020 at One And J. Gallery, Seoul
Closed
2–19 January 2020 Group Show Season's Greetings: Peace, joy and love to 2020 One And J. GallerySeoul

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Seung Yul Oh In Ocula Magazine

Seung Yul Oh Ocula Conversation Seung Yul Oh By Laura Thomson, Auckland

Born in Korea in 1981, Seung Yul Oh moved to New Zealand in 1997 and graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland in 2005. He has exhibited widely in New Zealand and Korea. In 2013 he was recipient of the SEMA Nanji Residency in Seoul and in 2011 was recipient of the Harriet Friedlander New York Residency, supported by...

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Total Abstraction: A Report From Art Basel Miami Beach Ocula Feature Total Abstraction: A Report From Art Basel Miami Beach By Stephanie Bailey, Miami

General consensus? This years edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach was better than the last. Everything was “more” – more vibrancy, daring choices, and a more buoyant market. The Public program at Collin’s Park was a complete success, featuring performance pieces by artists including Ryan McNamara, Mungo Thomson and David...

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Seung Yul Oh In Related Press

Seung Yul Oh’s Wooden Painted Reliefs Related Press Seung Yul Oh’s Wooden Painted Reliefs 17 July 2018, EyeContact

In this presentation of six painted wall sculptures, the emphasis on an outer, painted frame—with no material centre—links them to Seung Yul Oh's minimalist paintings of a few years ago where white canvases had colourfully painted 'frames' with oddly butted or mitred corners. These eccentric new square or horizontally rectangular works...

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