Kang Hyung Koo

Saint Monroe

Saint Monroe

Oil on canvas, 147x194cm, 2017

Monroe

Monroe

Oil on canvas, 160x120cm, 2018

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Oil on aluminum 121x121cm, 2015

Churchill

Churchill

Oil on aluminum 121x121cm, 2016

Churchill's Eye

Churchill's Eye

Oil on aluminum, 145x140cm, 2017

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. Kang currently lives in Regis, Yeongeun Museum of Art, and continues his work.

Education

 

1980 B.F.A. College of Arts, Chungang University, Seoul, Korea

 

Solo Exhibitions

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

2016 'FRAMELESS HEADS', museum of contemporary art Shanghai, China

2013 'engrave', Arario Gallery, seoul, korea

2012 Mizuma Gallery, Singapore, Singapore

2011 Singarpore Art Museum, Singapore, Singapore

2010 Arario Gallery, Beijing, China

2009 Arario Gallery, Newyork, United States

Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Group Exhibitions

 

2017 ATELIER STORY EXHIBITION, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2016 SOUTH KOREAN ART: EXAMINING LIFE THROUGH SOCIAL REALITIES, Washington, DC

2015 Illusion and Fantasy, MMCA Seoul, Seoul, Korea

2014 Special Exhibition, Saatchi Gallery, London, England

2012 Korean Eye, Saatchi Gallery, London, England

2009 Art in Super Star, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2009 Korean Eye: Moon Generation, Standard Chartered First Bank, Seoul, Korea

          & Saatchi Gallery, London, England

2004 Korean Expression, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea