Osang Gwon

Gwon was born in Seoul in 1974 and currently works in Seoul. He earned an undergraduate degree from Hongik University’s Department of Sculpture in 2000 and a master’s degree from the same school in 2004. In 1998, he created three-dimensional sculptures using photographs for the first time, and made his artistic debut with an exhibition at Alternative Space Loop in 1999. He held his first solo exhibition at Insa Art Space (run then by the Arts Council Korea) and an exhibition titled Deodorant Type, which became the name of the photography sculpture series as a whole. In 2003, he released a simple sculpture series called The Flat in which he cut advertising pictures out of magazines and stood them up using wire. Since 2002, he has participated in numerous group exhibitions at museums around the world. In 2006, Gwon released a supercar series and motorbike torso series which are part of an academic still-life sculpture entitled The Sculpture series. The three series influence one another and have been released independently and in combination with one another. Gwon has held solo exhibitions at Arario Gallery in Cheonan, Seoul, New York, and Beijing as well as one at Manchester Art Gallery in 2008.

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