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b. 1977, South Korea

Suki Seokyeong Kang Biography

Suki Seokyeong Kang was born in 1977 in Seoul, Korea. Kang attainted her BFA and MFA in Oriental Painting at Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea, followed by an MA in Painting at Royal College of Art in London, United Kingdom. Kang currently lives and works in Seoul, Korea.

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In her art, Kang materialises the spirit of her subjects in a contemporary context. She adopts a unique vocabulary of linear and nonlinear tectonics, delicately layering colour, texture, and found objects to construct whimsical yet poetic outputs primarily in the form of painting, sculpture, and video. For instance, in Kang’s paintings, variations of colours and patterns find resolution within the two-dimensional plane. In this way, the interplay between material and form, and text and space materialise a sense of balance amidst chaos and tension, ultimately conveying the harmony that endures within the incongruity of human emotions and life.

Kang’s works visualise the subtle process in which texts—segmented verses in a poem or ideographs—come together, functioning as a medium that links the iterative transformation of paradoxes. This network of uncertainty is a fragment of an axis that has guided the history of civilisation or an intricate web of structures that preserves a greater narrative. The spatial-temporal balance of restraint and spontaneity, void and abundance, and allegorical figurations and their vestiges is her attempt at reconciling dissonance and paradoxes into an integrated, visual whole. This synthesis, along with the ceaselessly recurring and proliferating forms and the imperfect union of these forms, may betray the dissonance of human existence.

Kang’s work is currently on show at Villa Vassilieff in Paris until July 2016 as part of the group show Groupe Mobile. In 2015, she held a site-specific solo exhibition, titled Foot and Moon, at Audio Visual Pavilion in Seoul, Korea. Kang was selected as part of Bloomberg New Contemporaries (London, UK) in 2012 and was a finalist for the 13th Songeun Art Award (Korea) in 2013 .

Exhibition view: Suki Seokyeong Kang, Rove and Round, Winsing Art Place, Taipei (28 August–7 November 2021). Courtesy Winsing Art Place.

Suki Seokyeong Kang Featured Artworks

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Mat Black Mat 122 x 163 #19-13 by Suki Seokyeong Kang contemporary artwork sculpture, textile
Suki Seokyeong KangMat Black Mat 122 x 163 #19-13, 2019Woven dyed hwamunseok, thread / Bracket: painted steel
167 x 125.4 cm
Kukje Gallery Contact Gallery
Young-Chae by Suki Seokyeong Kang contemporary artwork sculpture, print
Suki Seokyeong KangYoung-Chae, 2018–2019Archival pigment print, wood frame
81.5 x 61.5 x 5.5 cm
Winsing Art Place
GRANDMOTHER TOWER – tow #21-01 by Suki Seokyeong Kang contemporary artwork sculpture
Suki Seokyeong KangGRANDMOTHER TOWER – tow #21-01, 2021Painted steel, winding thread, wooden wheels
90.5 x 33 x 64.3 cm
Tina Kim Gallery Contact Gallery
Mat 120 × 165 #20-08 by Suki Seokyeong Kang contemporary artwork sculpture, textile
Suki Seokyeong KangMat 120 × 165 #20-08, 2020Painted steel, woven dyed hwamunseok, thread, wood frame, brass bolts, leather scraps.
Kukje Gallery Contact Gallery
Rove and Round - face, mat, belly #18-01 by Suki Seokyeong Kang contemporary artwork sculpture
Suki Seokyeong KangRove and Round - face, mat, belly #18-01, 2018Thread on dyed mesh laundry bag, partially painted steel, leather, brass, wheel
158 x 82.7 x 65.9 cm
One And J. Gallery Contact Gallery
Rove and Round - face, mat, belly #18-01 by Suki Seokyeong Kang contemporary artwork sculpture
Suki Seokyeong KangRove and Round - face, mat, belly #18-01, 2018Painted steel, wood wheel, brass, leather
82.9 x 61 x 88 cm
One And J. Gallery Contact Gallery
Mora 55 x 40—Untitled #02-1 & #02-2 by Suki Seokyeong Kang contemporary artwork painting
Suki Seokyeong KangMora 55 x 40—Untitled #02-1 & #02-2, 2015Gouache and acrylic on mulberry paper mounted on canvas, wood
55 x 40 x 4 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries Contact Gallery
Black Under Coloured Moon by Suki Seokyeong Kang contemporary artwork moving image
Suki Seokyeong KangBlack Under Coloured Moon, 2015Full high definition color video with sound, 26 minutes
Pearl Lam Galleries Contact Gallery

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