KWAK Hoon 곽훈
"푸르거나 보라색조의 바탕화면에 기(氣)를 채색하고 싶었다. 우주의 기운을 생생하게 표현하기 위해 식물의 씨앗을 소재로 삼았으며, 식물이 씨앗을 만들기 위해 꽃을 피우고 빛에너지를 발산하는 일련의 과정을 제 나름대로 조형언어로 풀어보려 한다."
1995년 곽훈, 김인겸, 전수천, 윤형근과 함께 베니스 비엔날레 한국관 최초의 개관 작가로 참여했다.
KWAK Hoon is born in 1941 in Daegu, Korea and pursued his education in fine arts in the USA, receiving his MA and MFA from California State University, Long Beach in 1980 and 1982, respectively. His work was included in the inaugural Korean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Art in 1995. The artist currently lives and works in Los Angeles and Seoul. Hoon Kwak’s work can be found in numerous public and private collections, including the Arkansas Museum of Art, Arkansas, USA; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea; and the Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia, USA. He has held solo exhibitions in galleries across the globe, including Hoon Kwak: From Earth, Phosphorus & Carbon Gallery, Daegu, Korea (2017); Gallery Shilla, Daegu, Korea (2016); C.J. Gallery, San Diego, USA (2009); National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China (2005); and the Hyundai Art Center Gallery, Ulsan, Korea (2002).