Chun Kwang Young (Korean, b.1944)
SCULPTURE, AGGREGATION SERIES
Mixed media sculpture, triangle pieces wrapped in Korean mulberry hanji paper, accompanied by a hanji paper book, enclosed in a perspex box, from the Aggregation series
box 47 x 47 x 57cm
Born in Hongchun, Korea, in 1944, Chun Kwang Young is best known for his 'Aggregations' series which take the form of freestanding sculptures and wall-hanging pieces. Chun creates the assemblages by wrapping thousands of small, triangular pieces of polystyrene in mulberry paper which has been tinted with teas and pigment, before stringing the triangles together in large, complex arrangements. Chun's practice incorporates traditional references to Korean culture, but is firmly grounded in the context of contemporary art. Chun's work is in numerous collections across the globe, including The Rockefeller Foundation, New York; the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Chun currently lives and works in Seongnam, Korea.
Sold for £3,000
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The auction details are as follows:
Auction: Modern and Contemporary Prints, Tue, 9th Apr 2019
5 April 2019 9am - 5pm
7 April 2019 10am - 1pm
8 April 2019 9am - 5pm
9 April 2019 from 9am
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