Renowned for his copper wire works, Cheong Kwangho (1959) from Daejon, Korea obtained his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees at the College of Fine Art from Seoul National University. Cheong Kwang Ho's copper wire sculptures lead us to an extraordinary spatial experience.
It may seem like an extension of traditional painting, but the fact that the lines move within space also makes them look like a sculpture. The play with the mind of creating something that seems like its two-dimensional yet is actually three dimensional sculptures is not something that we are often accustomed to. The sculptures delicately welded at their fragile points and once exhibited against a white space, one can sense and feel the communication that these sculptures exude from their beings. His work is a new form of sculpture; more precisely, it is positioned within the niche between simple object (everyday object or painting) and conventional sculpture. If one is looking to experience something new from the impact of a powerful artwork, Cheong's sculptures are masterpieces that will bring to you this experience with his creations.
The artist has exhibited throughout Korea as well as in Holland, Germany, Paris, Amsterdam and recently in Singapore. His works have been collected by numerous national museums namely The National Museum of Modern Art in Kwacheon, Seoul Museum of Art, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art and many more. He has had public art displayed and sponsored by Hakata Riverain Building in Japan, Pointview Properties Corporation in London and Swire Corporation in Hong Kong.
Pot and Water Bottle Series:
Cheong has redefined the way that pot sculptures can be represented as he shows the form of a pot yet does have the physical usages of a pot. This 'in between-ness'in return unravels a unique figure of semi-object that is seen in a different dimension. We can't pour water into this pot nor can we tap on it to hear its resonance. Not only is the center empty but it is completely visible to us and the boundary of inside and outside rests as unclear. Yet, when we first see it,we know that it is a pot as the physical form defines the object itself. Thus this series has redefined how we see certain objects.
Cheong's Leaves series often exhibits his sculptures against the wall, making it seem as though they are emerging out of the wall. For this series, the leaves and flowers are constructed from lines,filling dimension between surface and line and often when we encounter this fascinating space of dimension which he has installed, we will experience the unique taste of his sculptural works.
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kwacheon
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan
Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon
Daelim Museum of Art, Seoul
Sonjae Museum of Art, Kyungju
Ehwa Univ. Museum, Seoul
Shin Museum of Art, Cheongju
Jebiwool Museum of Art, Kwacheon
Jaha Art Museum, Seoul
Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul
Kyunggido Art Museum, Ansan
Hakata Riverain Building, Hukuoka
Pointview Properties Corporation, LondonSwire Corporation, Hong Kong
Cheong Kwang Ho: The Treachery of Sculptures, Singapore
Kwang Ho Cheong's Solo Exhibition, YHD Project, Seoul, Korea
On Every Borders Flower Blooms, Daejon Museum of Art, Seoul Korea
Modernity and the Beyond in Korean Art, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Natura: Hongjoo Kim and Kwangho Cheong, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Kwang Ho Cheong's Solo Exhibition, Canvas International Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Lines in Space, Gyeonggi Museum of Art, Ansan, Korea
Simply Beautiful: Breath of Nature in Korea
Contemporary Art, Centre Pasqu Art, Switzerland
Softness, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Korea
Art and Mathematics, Savina Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Amori Show, Gallery Hyundai, New York, United States
New Acquisition, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Officina Asia, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy