Koh Myung Keun


KOH Myung-Keun Solo Exhibition
2006/4/7(fri) - 4/28(sat)

KOH Myung-Keun Solo Exhibition
Friday 7th April - Saturday 28th April 2006 (11:00-19:00 (11:00-17:00 Saturdays)) Closed: Sundays and National Holidays

Opening Party: 7th April 2006, 17:00 - 19:00
*The artist will be in Japan for the duration of this exhibition and will attend the opening. Photographs of all the works in this exhibition are available for press use.

We are holding an solo exhibition of work by emerging Korean artist KOH Myung-Keun. In its effort to focus on emerging artists, Tokyo Gallery held a two-man show of KOH Myung-Keun and Chinese artist LU Hao, in January 2004. In this upcoming exhibition we will present his new works.
KOH Myung-Keun is an artist who makes three-dimensional works using film which has images of landscapes and human figures printed on it. From the beginning, his works has been about the use of light as expression, but it is his works which focus on "light" itself as a form of contemporary art which stand out in particular. The theme in KOH Myung-Keun's works is "the permeability of light." The layering of his images transcends the limitations of the flatness of photographs and make a three-dimensional form of expression possible. Within his work, the "Body Series," which uses ancient Greek and ancient Roman sculpture as a motif became the talk of the ARCO art fair in Spain, and exhibited in his solo exhibition at the Andong Museum in Korea, it was this series which received the most attention.

[ KOH Myung-Keun ]

After having graduated from the Sculpture Department of Seoul International University in 1987, he completed a master's course at the Platt Institute in New York in 1991. He has held solo exhibitions, mainly in New York and Seoul. This is his first solo exhibition in Japan.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1991 Boyoon Gallery, New York
Higgins Hall, New York
1993 Kumho Gallery, Seoul
1994 Seoul Arts Center, Seoul
1996 Jeon Kyung Suk Gallery, Pusan, Korea
1997 Kumho Museum, Seoul
1999 Hakgojae Gallery %26 Art Space in Seoul
2000 SK Photo Gallery, Seoul
2002 Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul
2003 Hanmi Photo Museum, Seoul
2005 Hanmi Photo Museum, Andong, Korea

Selected Group Exhibitions

1991 Centennial Biennial Invitational, O.K. Harris, New York
1994 '94 New Artists, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
1998 Alienation and Assimilation, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, USA
1999 Showcase Contemporary Art from Around Asia, Galeriasia, Hong Kong.
2002 Landscape from Photo, Photo from Landscape, The Korean Culture & Arts Foundation, Seoul.
2003 Six Photographers - Six Codes, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul.
What is Sculpture? Seoul Arts Center, Seoul.
2004 2004 Gwangju Biennale, "Site-4, EcoMetro" Gwangju
Vent d'Est, Chapelle de la Sorbonne, Paris
2005 Koh Myung-Keun %26 Lu Hao, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
Contemporary Korean Art, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka.
Re-presenting Representation VII, Arnot Art Museum, New York
Photo SF 2005, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco.