»Life« is the share of breath given to each living individual, and it is the most precious thing
in this world. And that is the right to life and death given to each.
Things about life, why were you born, why are you precious and why are you special? Who
am I? What is death? Is »You and Me« in this world, a blessing or a tragedy?
What am I and where am I today in a space full of life and death of the past? leads to an
endless question. These are basic questions about being born, living and dying as human
beings. Who am I? This question is only possible when life is attached.
Through ‘Share of Breath’, I try to think about how »You‘ and ‚Me« live and die.
Human life is a series of incomprehensible events.
I recognized the preciousness of life in the midst of the terrible and horrific evil deeds of
human beings, and unfolded the life and death of people from various angles.
In my paintings, light and darkness exist at the same time, and they are white and black. And
death is the beginning. The process to reach something beyond what is seen as a painting,
that is the result of my questions and anguish.
Through my works, I try to give people an opportunity to directly feel, judge, and think
objectively, even if they do not have special empathy. Our present and our future depend
on how we accept and view our past life and death.
Born in Mokpo, South Korea.
Lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany
School of Fine Arts in Kassel, Germany
Academy of Fine Arts Düsseldorf, Germany
as Student of Prof. Konrad Klapheck and
Prof. A.R. Penck
Student of Master class at Academy of Fine
Arts Düsseldorf, Germany
Cite Internationale des Arts Paris, France
- 2022 – „Share of Breath“ – Part2Gallery Düsseldorf / Nachtbrötchen Gallery Roermond, NL
- 2016 – Gwangju Art Museum, Korea
- 2015 – „born, life, death“ Künstlerzeche Unser Fritz 2/3, Herne, Germany
- 2014 – Sweet dew since 1980 Gwangju Biennale, Korea
- 2010 – „Yesterday is today“ Gallery BmB, Amsterdam, Netherlands /Gallery Christine Park, Paris, France
- 2008 „Ich habe in Paris Rodin getroffen“ Kunstsammlung im Stadt Museum Jena, Germany
»Auguste Rodin Rendezvous Yongchang Chung« Graphik Museum Pablo Picasso Münster, Germany
- 2007 – „SSAL“ arteversum, Düsseldorf, Germany
2002 – „war“ Stadt Museum Düsseldorf, Germany / „war and peace“ Bunker church, Düsseldorf, Germany
1999 – „WHY“ Galerie Beethovenstrasse, Düsseldorf, Germany
1997 – Korean Culture & Arts Foundation, Seoul, Korea Galerie BmB, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1994 – „VITA“ Stadt Museum Düsseldorf, Germany