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Korean artist Chun Kwang-Young (b.1944) creates otherworldly compositions that elicit ideas of primordial landscapes, obsessive accumulation and sculptural narrative.

In their own way, Chun's large-scale works become psychic archaeological sites or perhaps more clearly stated, records of the artist's history writ large upon a plane of upheaval and ordered chaos. Made from traditional Korean mulberry paper printed with texts from historical Korean literature important to not only the artist, but to the entire cultural tradition of the Korean peninsula, Chun's physically complex yet philosophically balanced accumulations become documents of sorts, albeit with far-reaching implications.


Chun Kwang-Young, Aggregation, Mixed media with Korean paper, 36.9 x 26.7 inches (94 x 68 cm), 1997

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