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KWON YONG RAE

The Eternal Flame

The Eternal Flame

Stainless Steel on Canvas

Education

College of Fine Art, Seoul National University (B.F.A)
Graduate School of Seoul National University (M.F.A)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022   19th Solo Exhibition, Gallery Moi, Busan
2021   18th Solo Exhibition, Gallery BK, Seoul
2018   17th Solo Exhibition, Gallery AG, Seoul
2016   16th Solo Exhibition, Gallery Kumsan, Seoul
2011    15th Solo Exhibition, Hotel Lotte Gallery, Seoul
2006  14th Solo Exhibition, Gallery Simon, Seoul
           13th Solo Exhibition, KIAF, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul
2004  12th Solo Exhibition, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul
2003  11th Solo Exhibition, Auction Art Center, Seoul
2002  10th Solo Exhibition, Asian Live Gallery, Seoul
           9th Solo Exhibition, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul

Awards
1992   Dong-A Art Festival Dong-A Art Award

1989   Central Art Exhibition Encouragement Award

Artist's Note

When a beam of light shined through a window in the corner of his dark studio, the 17th century artist Rembrandt probably shook in awe. From the subtle light beam in the 15000B.C. Paleolithic cave art in Altamira Cave, to Monet who loved light so much to the extent he ran to the glorious sunlight with his canvasses, to the starts that brighten the sky, sunflowers and fields of juniper trees, to Gogh who took fire even to his own face … are not these artworks all part of the history of light?​

  My art is light. I don’t use light as a means for my light; the light itself is the essence and expression. I don’t try to represent light, but I try to house it. Human is a light of its own. The humanity—its culture, history, and life—are light. Light leads, and objects follow.

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