<strong>Jukhee Kwon</strong>, <em>Sense and Nonsense in Art</em>, 2013. 
Paper (1 book), 19 x 11 x 10 cm.<strong>Jukhee Kwon</strong>, <em>Dipping into Darkness</em>, 2013. Paper (1 book), 380 x 50 cm.<strong>Jukhee Kwon</strong>, <em>Libro Libero</em>, 2013. Paper (1 book), 140 x 90 x 10 cm.

JUKHEE KWON

Jukhee Kwon.
Photo: © Jonathan Greet, 2014.
Jukhee Kwon, Sprouting, 2019. Paper (book),
16 x 29 x 20 cm.
Photo: © Jonathan Greet.


Jukhee Kwon creates works from the printed page quite literally; using abandoned and disused books, she shreds the pages by hand to create magnificent ‘book sculptures’. The sculptures brim with energy, often flowing out of books in the form of cascading waterfalls. Each book, while destroyed, claims a new life and existence through creation. The artist’s series /fromthebooktothespace/ aimed to return the product to its original form - from tree to book, from book to tree; destruction, creation. In her series, Red Presence, she makes reference to her fragmented memories and to her first vivid memory - the colour red. As she cuts each strand, she travels along her memories, the first conscious steps towards the creation of her new life.

Kwon completed her BA Degree in Fine Art at Chung-Ang University, Seoul in 2005 and achieved her Master’s Degree in Book Arts at Camberwell College of Arts, London, in 2012. Kwon first showed at October Gallery in 2013, and the same year the Gallery presented her large-scale installation Arabesque Dream, created from seventeen books, at Abu Dhabi Art Fair. Kwon has presented her work in several exhibitions in the UK, Belgium and France. October Gallery collaborated with Asia House, London to exhibit Kwon’s sculptures in 2014, 2015 and 2019, as part of the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival. Her works are in private collections as well as the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK.


 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS



 

SELECTED WORKS





 

JUKHEE KWON

Born in 1981, Incheon, South Korea. Lives and works in Grottaferrata, Italy.
Education
2010-11  MA Book Arts in Camberwell College of Arts, London
2001-04   BA Fine Art in Chung-Ang University, Korea
Solo Exhibitions
2020   The Lightness of a Moment, Galleria Patricia Armocida, Milan, Italy
2018   Metamorphosis, Ierimonti Gallery, New York, USA
2017   Objecthood, Galleria Patricia Armocida, Milan, Italy
2013   Jukhee Kwon, October Gallery, London
2012   Being, La Scatola Gallery, London
2011   Inside-out, Camberwell College of Arts Library, London
2010   Illustration works, Illustration Studio Space, London
2004   Tree to tree, Seorabul Gallery, Korea
Selcted Group Exhibitions
2020    Atmospheres: Artists of the Transvangarde, October Gallery, London, UK
2019    Dream No Small Dream: Celebrating 40 Years of the Transvangarde, October Gallery, London, UK
Present Moment, October Gallery, London, UK
2018    The Phantom Thread, Ierimonti Gallery, New York, USA
2016    Please Return to Busan Port, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway
SOLCHI LETTERARI_Percorsi di letteratura visiva, Museo Scuderie Aldobrandini, Frascati, Italy 
2015    Have a Good Day, Mr. Kim!, Michael Horbach Foundation in association with Choi & Lager Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Art 15, Freedom Audit, London, with October Gallery, London, UK
Il filo che unisce, Abbazia S. Nilo, Grottaferrata, Italy 
2014    Malfunction Library, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
82-33-44, Choi & Lager Project, Paris, France
Art 14, London, with October Gallery, London, UK 
2013    Abu Dhabi Art 2013, UEA, with October Gallery, London
    Scope Basel, Switzerland, with October Gallery, London
    World of Extra Ordinary Objects, October Gallery, London
2012   Place not found, Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery, London
    ‘When I spoke its name, it came to be and became a flower’, Paris
    Works on paper, GX Gallery, London
    The map of Korea, 5th 4482 Korean exhibition, Barge House Gallery, London
    Brief Permanence, Changing space pop-up Gallery, Cambridge 
2011   The face of the Shape, La Scatola Gallery, London
    Four; everyday life, Hanmi Gallery, London
    Camberwell College of Arts MA Degree Show, London
    ‘Things change, you know’, book sculpture work, New Gallery, London
    Trajector Art Fair, Brussels
    Casting an eye on Korea, Paris
Special Projects
2019   Redemption, Asia House, London, UK
2015   Dipping into Darkness, Asia House, London, UK
2014   The Book of Galileo, Asia House, London, UK
2013   Arabesque Dream, Abu Dhabi Art, Beyond Sector, United Arab Emirates, with October Gallery, London, UK

OCTOBER GALLERY ARTISTS