Koh Sangwoo

Destiny

Destiny

Destiny 2019 120 x 120 cm

Elephant Kiss

Elephant Kiss

Elephant Kiss 2019 100 x 136 cm

Shangri-La

Shangri-La

Shangri-La 2020 103 x 103 cm Epson HDR Inkjet Print

Arson

Arson

Arson 2020 103 x 103 cm Epson HDR Inkjet Print

Artist Koh Sangwoo uses negative films to obtain blue-tone photographs that reveal the inner emotions of his models. Inspired by the innovativeness of Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Andy Warhol's works, Koh Sangwoo always pushes his creativity further, beyond conventions. The artist mainly photographs endangered species. He paints his models with expressive colors and adds butterflies to bring about beauty. He focuses on capturing the very essence of the beings he sees through his lens. Koh Sangwoo wants to connect the model and the spectator, and offer a different way to look at the world that surrounds us, giving us the opportunity to better understand ourselves.

EDUCATION

2001    The School of Art Institute of Chicago, B.F.A. USA

2000    New School University, New York Studio Program, NY, USA

1997    RISD Pre-College program, Rhode Island School of Design, USA

 

SOLO 

2020    Koh Sang Woo Solo, Wanrooij Gallery, Nederland

2019    Koh Sang Woo Solo, Savina Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2017    Koh Sang Woo Solo, Asian Art Works, 798 Beijing, China

2016    Koh Sang Woo Solo, Wanrooij Gallery, Amsterdam, Nederland

2014    Koh Sang Woo Solo, James Freeman Gallery, London, England

2013    Koh Sang Woo Solo, Wanrooij Gallery, Amsterdam, Nederland

2012    Join me there, Zaha Museum of Art, Seoul Korea

2011    Koh Sang Woo, Gallery Sun Contemporary, Seoul, Korea

             Burning Flowers, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

2010    True Stories, James Freeman Gallery, London, England

2009    Koh Sang Woo Solo, Gallery Sun Contemporary, Seoul, Korea

2007    Koh Sang Woo Solo, 2x13 Gallery, New York, USA

2001    Insa Art Space, Korean Culture & Arts Foundation, Seoul

 

AWARDS

2019    Gallery Now Art Prize, Seoul, Korea

2009    AHL Asian Art Award, Prize Winner, AHL Foundation, New York