YONGSUN JANG

Yongsun Jang

 

Artist Statement

 

Born in 1980 in Seoul. MA in Fine Art at University of Seoul. Lives and works in Seoul.

 

My artworks commence with the question ‘What is the origin of the life?’ and ‘How/Where does it exist?’ According to research on the origin of planets, dark matter and dark energy in the universe, astrophysics interpreted and reported that the molecule which constitutes the human body comes from the universe, and the origin of man are the stars of the universe(…) I try to visualize the cluster of cells which is the essential building block of life. When I work, I arrange the cross-section of pipes, then I repeatedly weld the pipes one after another to create a shape. At this process, I can see the pipes shaped like a cluster of cells. The compiled cross-section of pipes can appear as a variation of the minimum unit of an organic being. It represents the microscopically germinating and dividing cells of organic being. At the same time, it formulates the dark matters or planets of the universe that exist in the macrocosm.

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MFA in Fine Art – Sculpture, University of Seoul, Korea

BFA in Fine Art – Sculpture, University of Seoul, Korea

 

 

SOLO

 

ON THE ROAD – Alternative Space Noon, Suwon, Korea

BEYOND THE SILENCE - Ganainsa Art Center, Kwanhoon-dong, Seoul

PARTICLES IN NATURE– Gallery Artrie, Anyang, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

LUMINISCENT IN DARKNESS– Gallery Grimson, Insa-dong, Seoul

PARTICLES OF DARKMATTER– Gana Art Space,Kwanhoon-dong, Seoul

 

 

GROUP

 

NORDART2017 - KUNSTWERK CARLSHÜTTE, Büdelsdorf, Germany

DEW BREATH – Street Museum, Yesultong, Seoul

 

NORDART2016 - KUNSTWERK CARLSHÜTTE, Büdelsdorf, Germany

THE GREAT ARTIST – Posco Art Museum, Seoul

Metal Spirit - Gallery KOSA Space, Seoul

 

ART PARIS – ART PARIS, Paris, France

Crafted Matter, Contemporary Korean Sculpture - The Wilfrid Israel Museum, Israel

NordArt 2015 International Art Exhibition- Kunstwerk Carlshütte,Büdelsdorf, Germany

 

Korean Contemporary Sculpture Show – Lakeside Park in Chuncheon MBC,

Chuncheon, Korea

 

MOVEMENT STEEL ART - Pohang Museum of Steel Art, Pohang, Korea

The Six Elements: Fire, Water, Tree, Metal, Earth, and Will – Museum of

Contemporary Art Daejeon, Daejeon, Korea

V Privilege– Gangnam Finance Centre, Seoul

 

Korean Contemporary Sculpture Show – Lakeside Park in Chuncheon MBC,

Chuncheon, Korea

Metal Spirit – Gallery Grimson, Insa-dong, Seoul

 

22ndProject ART Show – Gallery Quoria, Seoul

Gift-Encase – Flohas Contemporary Art Museum, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Rite of Passage through the Steel– Art Company GIG, Seoul

We Met Someday in Yangpyeong, Yangpyeong Eco Art Festival 2011 –

Yangpyeong County Museum of Art, Korea

Open-air Sculpture Show in Exhibition Garden – Flohas Contemporary Art

Museum, Gyeonggi-do

Young Artists’ New Leap, ARTVAS – Gallery WON, Chungdam-dong, Seoul

Metal Spirit – Gallery Kepco, Seocho-dong, Seoul

 

21st SSA Project ART Show, - Seoul Art Centre, Seoul

Speculative Shape, Art Garden – SEJONG Art Center, Seoul

Metal Spirit – Gallery Grimson, Insa-dong, Seoul

 

START 2008 – CUBE Space, Insa-dong, Seoul

Stone, Dreaming – Lotte Department Store, Anyang, Korea

M.O.S– Baumart Gallery, Anguk-dong, Seoul

Misari Sculpture Competition – Misari Motorboat-Race Park, Hanam

9th“National College/Graduate Student Sculpture Show – Seongnam Art Center,

Seongnam, Korea

COEX Chrysanthemum Exhibition – COEX East Gate Square, Seoul

 

3rd World Peaceful Unification Art Competition – Gyeonggi-do 2nd Hall, Uijeongbu

Art Center, Korea

Misari Environmental Sculpture Show – Misari Motorboat-Race Park, Hanam, Korea

Seoulite Culture Fair - Sculpture Exhibition, Seoul

 

9th World Peaceful Unification Art Competition – Danwon Museum, Ansan, Korea

7th National College/Graduate Sculpture Competition – Seongnam Art Center,

Seongnam, Korea

Han River Art Fair – Sunyudo Park, Seoul

Face – Sowol Art Hall, Seoul

Anyang Grape Art Fair – Alvaro Siza Hall, Anyang Art Park, Korea SYMPOSIUM

 

 

SYMPOSIUM

 

NORDART2016 -KUNSTWERK CARLSHÜTTE, Büdelsdorf, Germany

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

Pohang Museum of Steel Art, Korea

AcroRiver Park, Seoul, Korea

Samsung Raemian, Gireum, Seoul

Samsung Raemian, Jeonnong, Seoul

Shinhan Aitas, Yeouido, Seoul

Maronie Books, Paju, Korea

Bando Ubora, Jinjeop, Korea

Misari Sculpture Park, Hanam, Korea

 

 

PUBLICATION

 

CNB JOURNAL Weekly Culture & Business Jounrnal Vol.523 p.50-53

MBN Y FORUM 2017 :: Enjoy the Impossible by Maekyung Media Group, Maekyung Business Newspaper

THE BLUE ALCHEMIST :: Inside the Studio by Seung-Yeon Woo and Hong-Bum Ahn p.6-9

THAMES & HUDSON :: MATERIAL INNOVATION 『ARCHITECTURE』by Andrew H.Dent & Leslie Sherr Chapter 4 Dgitally Fabricated Metals p.130

 

 

AWARDS

 

NordArt 2015 First Public Choice Award, Büdelsdorf, Germany

http://www.nordart.de/en/nordart-preis.html

 

Grand Prize, 1st“Misari Sculpture Competition”, Hanam City, Korea

 

Participation Prize, 9th“National College/Graduate Sculpture Competition”, Seongnam

Participation Prize, 3rd“Peaceful Unification Art Competition” Sponsored by Gyeonggi-do

 

Participation Prize, 7th“National College/Graduate Sculpture Competition”, Seongnam

Top First Prize, 9th“World Peaceful Unification Art Competition”, Gyeonggi-do

 

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