CHUN KWANG YOUNG
May 18 - August, 2017
Boghossian Foundation - Villa Empain, Brussel
Artistic director: Azad Razar
The artist Chun Kwang Young is the subject of the first solo presentation to date at the Boghossian Foundation. In congruence with the foundation’s focus on art and dialogue between cultures, Chun’s work emerges from a complex group of forms and influences, even as it achieves an elemental unity. The eponymous exhibition Chun Kwang Young takes place in a variety of settings across the Villa Empain, from the central salon to a series of galleries to outdoors, demonstrating the variety his wall-based and sculptural works comprise.
The exhibition provides major examples of Chun’s work, from 1998 to the present. Early in his career, Chun focused on painting, influenced by Abstract Expressionism; since the mid1990s, he has evolved a holistic practice that incorporates a traditional product known in Korea as hanji: a paper using mulberry bark that has been produced in Korea since the ninth century for packaging, writing, printmaking, insulation, and to hold medicine. Triangular packets of hanji, in particular, have become a constitutive element of the precise and meticulous technique Chun has developed.
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