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Saint Monroe

Saint Monroe

Oil on canvas, 147x194cm, 2017



Oil on canvas, 160x120cm,2018

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Oil on aluminum, 121x121cm, 2015



Oil on aluminum, 122x244cm, 2016

Churchill's Eye

Churchill's Eye

Oil on aluminum, 145 x140cm, 2017


B.F.A. College of Arts, Chungang University, Seoul, Korea

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020    Eye to Eye, Gallery BK, Seoul, Korea
2019     Intimate Strangers, Arario Museum, Jeju, Korea
2018     CLOSE UP, Choice Art Company, Seoul, Korea

2016     ‘SOUL' WITH ONE'S FLAME, Parkview Green Museum, Beijing, China

             'FRAMELESS HEADS', museum of contemporary art Shanghai, China

2014     Hyung Koo Kang and His Muse, OH! Marylin, Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Korea

2013     I See You, Youngeun Museum, Gyeonggi, Korea

             'engrave', Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2012     Crossing Gazes, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore, Singapore

2011      Burning Gaze, Singarpore Art Museum, Singapore, Singapore

2010     Arario Gallery, Beijing, China

2009    Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea

             Arario Gallery, Newyork, United States

2007    Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Korea

2006    Lotte Art Gallery, Busan, Korea

2005    Gwangju Museum, Gwangju, Korea

2004    Gallery SANG, Seoul, Korea

             Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea

             Sejong Center, Seoul, Korea

2003    Sejong Center, Seoul, Korea

2002    Sejong Center, Seoul, Korea

             Samsung Plaza Gallery, Bundang, Korea

2001     Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea 

             Chosunilbo Museum


Kang Hyung Koo is a representative artist who best represents the private expression of large-scale portraits in the contemporary art world. It is actively engaged in activities not only in Korea but also around the world, and has contributed to raising the level and status of Korean modern art to the next level through exhibitions at leading art museums and institutions. Portraits by Kang include not only important figures in art history, but also key figures from the crossroads of changing world history, and movie stars who captured the eyes and hearts of many people. However, the figures, which can be recognized by anyone, are reborn as a new personality by the Kang with his own vision, pose, monochromatic tone, and exaggerated and enlarged details. Since Kang Hyung Koo began his work as his first solo exhibition in 2001, he has participated in various group exhibitions at Gwangju Biennale, Seoul Museum of Art, London Satchie Gallery, and Mizuma Gallery in Singapore. In addition, after the individual exhibition in Arario Seoul and New York in 2009, a large-scale individual exhibition was held at National Museum of Contemporary Art in Singapore in 2011, which attracted great attention from Asian and global art circles. 


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