Song Kwangik

By applying or scattering paint on paper, Song Kwangik’s artworks resemble a sense of nature and history. Hanji, or Korean paper is made from the inner bark of paper mulberry; such material preserves the energy of wind and sunlight that engenders life. Song has a unique technique in using hanji: He first applies paint to the back of the paper in order to revive its serenity and plainness; furthermore, he respects nature by preserving the less saturated areas of hanji that is due to the natural entanglement of plant fiber, rather than filling them with paint. In this vein, Song sees materials more than mere lifeless objects.

 

When Song decides his artistic direction and execution, he devotes both consciousness and body to his work. In other words, Song becomes selfless and dissolves in his creative process; while the spiritual, temporal and spatial elements gradually interweave and become part of his delicate works. In Song’s artworks, every piece of hanji resonates with each other and thus creates unique vibrations between the gaps; while depending on one’s viewpoint and exhibition space, the multiple layers of hanji transform into infinite lines and planes.

 

Song Kwangik (b.1950) studied at Graduate Seminar Art College at Kyushu Sangyo University in Fukuoka, Japan; and holds B.F.A. and Ed.A. degrees from Keimyung University in Daegu, Korea. His works are recently exhibited in Tong-in Auction Gallery (Seoul, 2017-18), Gallery Shilla (Daegu, 2015), and Bongsan Cultural Centre (Daegu, 2014); he also participated in many group exhibitions in Japan and Korea. In 2013, Song received the prestigious 27th Kumbok Cultural Prize from Kumbok Foundation.

Selected Works

Song Kwangik

Paper Things #1, 2018

Korean Paper (Hanji)
140 × 110 cm
 

Song Kwangik

Paper Things #2, 2017

Chinese Ink on Korean Paper (Hanji)
140 × 110 cm
 

Song Kwangik

Paper Things #3, 2017

Korean Paper (Hanji)
100 × 60 cm
 

Song Kwangik

Paper Things #17, 2011

Korean Paper (Hanji) and acrylic
90 × 70 cm

Song Kwangik

Paper Things #15, 2018

Korean Paper (Hanji) and acrylic

100 × 60 cm

Song Kwangik

Paper Things #14, 2018

Korean Paper (Hanji) and acrylic

100 × 60 cm

Song Kwangik

Paper Things #13, 2018

Korean Paper (Hanji) and acrylic
100 × 60 cm

Song Kwangik

Paper Things #16, 2018

Korean Paper (Hanji) and acrylic

90 × 70 cm

Song Kwangik

Paper Things #8, 2019

Korean Paper (Hanji) and acrylic

140 × 100 cm

Paper Things #7, 2019, acrylic and hanji

Song Kwangik

Paper Things #7, 2019

Korean Paper (Hanji) and acrylic
140 × 110 cm

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