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Soon Hak Kwon

MA work

My work is a series of photographs of blank walls surrounding our interior spaces, particularly gallery walls, which are often white as they are intended not to be seen. Accordingly, in a strict sense, we are oblivious to the wall. Seeing the wall is only possible if we could purely see, as an infant would observe the world. Therefore, the image of white walls presents the moment before one identifies the world of things.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2010

  • My work is a series of photographs of blank walls surrounding our interior spaces, particularly gallery walls, which are often white as they are intended not to be seen. Accordingly, in a strict sense, we are oblivious to the wall. Seeing the wall is only possible if we could purely see, as an infant would observe the world. Therefore, the image of white walls presents the moment before one identifies the world of things.

  • Degrees

  • MFA, Photography, Hong-IK University, Seoul, South Korea, 2008; BFA , Fine Art: Painting, University of Incheon, South Korea, 2004
  • Exhibitions

  • L'Étranger, Galerie Lumen, Paris, France, 2010; Cold Cell, Union Galley, Old Police Station, London, 2009; Crossfields, Korean Cultural Centre, London, 2009; Selected Emerging Artists, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea, 2006
  • Awards

  • Shortlisted, 28th Joong Ang Fine Arts Prize, 2006; Gold, 29th Competition of Chang-Jark Arts' Association, 2004