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Kong Sunghun

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Kong Sunghun

Born: 1965

Hometown: Korea

Lives and Works: Korea

 

Sung-Hun Kong's work is well-known for "rediscovering the medium of painting and breaking the preconceived notion that painting cannot yield any new achievements in contemporary art trends", and "for demonstrating an extraordinary artistic talent of exceptional innovativeness". The artist described the high sky, the surging sea and the deep valley in a highly detailed manner that it is hard to figure out if they are indeed painted or photographed at first glance. Despite this attention to details, Kong’s works evoke sublime Romanticism rather than ideal Classicism. These seascapes convey the overwhelming power of space and time. His seascapes of pictorial immediacy can be compared to the real world that cannot be coded symbolically. The wave in his works is form and strength of itself. Strength generates then disintegrates form. It cannot be fixed or tied down. The wave surging every moment becomes space filled with infinitely repetitive time. In Kong’s work the sea moves from a surface to surface, generating rootless movement, the color blue with infinite affiliations is equally melancholic. Like Baroque painting, the physical surface on which marks of the invisible are drawn causes magnetism and chaos. Kong was awarded as the winner of 2013 Korea Artist Prize by National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea(MMCA).

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Cliff (Smoking Man)

Kong Sunghun, South Korea

Painting

Price on request

Cliff

Kong Sunghun, South Korea

Painting

Price on request

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