Suki Seokyeong Kang

Suki Seokyeong Kang, Jeong ¼, 2011-2015. Image courtesy the artist

Suki Seokyeong Kang, Jeong ¼, 2011-2015. Image courtesy the artist

Suki Seokyeong Kang (b. 1977, Seoul, South Korea) lives and works in Seoul. Kang deploys various media including installation and video to seek a synesthetic expansion of painting. Through movement and rhythm, she creates an environment that guides the direction of her painting, which she uses like a visual musical score. Her practice is situated between the abstract and figurative, the organic and geometric, creating a visual language of balance and harmony.

Suki Seokyeong Kang will create a new multi-part installation for Liverpool Biennial 2018.

Land Sand Strand (working title) is conceived as a visual translation of the Korean musical notation ʻisual tran’. Jeongganbo is based on square units, so-called ‘Jeongs‘, which act as instructions for the musician. The work will transform the exhibition space into a grid that connotes movement and narrative. The installation also builds on the concept of the hwamunseok, a traditional Korean woven mat, which Kang addressed in her series Mat Black Mat. The Mat Black Mat is interpreted as the minimal space with which each individual in society is provided, the place in which to stand and sustain one’s weight. Within the installation, it will be activated through a performance inspired by the choreography of the Spring Oriole Dance, a solo dance traditionally performed on the hwamunseok. The movements on the mat serve as the blueprint for the installation and its single elements, including painting, sculpture and video. 

Recent exhibitions include 11th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2016); National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, South Korea (2016); Villa Vassilieff, Paris, France (2016); Audio Visual Pavilion, Seoul, South Korea (2015); and Old House, Seoul, South Korea (2013).


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