Jung-Deok SHIN

Shin Jung Deok’s recent series Kaleidoscope has been named after the optical device that yields varying colors and patterns as several mirrors inside the tube reflect beads, pebbles, or bits of glass. Invented by a Scottish physicist in the early nineteenth century, ‘kaleidoscope’ was derived from the Ancient Greek Ancient Greek καλός(kalos; beautiful) and εἶδος(eidos; form), hence “the observing tool of beautiful forms.” In Korea it is referred to as Man-hwa-kyeong (萬華鏡) as its colorful patterns are endlessly transmuted with no identical patterns showing up again. Shin has created his Kaleidoscope wherein all things in heaven and earth, from tiny particles to the whole galaxy, seem to appear and disappear in accordance with the eternal order and the shifting state of generation and demise. It is quite an ambitious project to capture both the structural order and the phenomenological state.
 Structure and phenomena constituting the seemingly dual composition of Kaleidoscope are in fact founded upon a holistic principl eencompassing both, which is ascertained in the artist’s career of more than thirty years. The trajectory and traces of his art bear witness to an overarching consistency throughout differing formal experiments: an all-inclusive, holistic universe. Since the 1980s Shin had explored the primordial energy of life in informel abstract canvases of subdued palette and rough texture; by around 2000, he moved towards an all-over composition in much brighter tone on which he superimposed prepared patterns; but soon afterwards flowers, stones, or human figures began to appear as a generative force of the rhythm of life.

Education

  • B.F.A in painting dept. of fine art, Hong-ik Univ. Seoul Korea M.F.A in painting, graduate school of Hong-ik Univ. Seoul Korea
  • Winner of 2000/2001 Vermont Studio Center Residency Program Freeman Full Fellowship(USA)
  • 1990~2014 Professor, Dept. of Fine Arts, Hannam University, Korea

Solo Shows

  • 2014 Topohaus, Seoul/ Leeahn Gallery, Daejeon, South Korea
  • 2012 Sejong Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2011 Art Korea&Turkey, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2010/2011 Leeahn Gallery, Daejeon, South Korea
  • 2009 Iimlip Museum, Gongju, South Korea
  • 2008 Art Gevene Palexpo, Geneve, Swiss
  • 2007 Igong Gallery, Daejeon, South Korea
  • 2005 Nohwalang, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2003 Lotte Gallery, Daejeon, South Korea
  • 2002 Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2001 Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center, États-Unis
  • 1999 MANIF Seoul, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea
  • 1998 MAC2000, Paris, France
  • 1995/1998 Yukyung Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
  • 1994 Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea
  • 1992 Duckwon Museum, Seoul, South Korea
  • 1991 Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea
  • 1990 Dongsung Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea
  • 1989 Gallery Chosun, Seoul, South Korea
  • 1987 The Korean culture & Art foundation, Seoul, South Korea

Public Collections

  • Seoul Museum of Art
  • Daejeon Museum of Art
  • Daejeon Arts Center
  • Daejeon KBS Broadcasting Station
  • Sungkok Art Museum
  • Hongik University Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Geomjae Art Museum
  • Deokwon Museum of Art

Group Show

  • 2019 « Paint Goheung », Hongik Art Center, Seoul, Korea
  • 2019 « GFA : Draw, Dream », Kuh Art Center, Daejeon, Korea
  • 2019 « 100 artists, 100th anniversrsary of independence », Jungu Culture Center of Deajeon City, Daejeon, Korea
  • 2018 « Nong », IS Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • 2018 « A&C ARTFESTIVAL 2018 », Hangaram Art Center, Seoul, Korea
  • 2017 « Nong », IS Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • 2016 « Artist Korean/Chinesse », Weihai Museum, China
  • 2016 « ACAF2016-The9th A&C ARTFESTIVAL », Hangaram Art Center, Seoul, Korea
  • 2015 « Nong », IS Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • 2011 « INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION FOR PEACE 2011 », la mer Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • 2011 « NEW life-human nature », Hangaram Art Center, Seoul, Korea
  • 2010 « Inner Strength », Able Fine Art NY Gallery, USA
  • 2010 « Finding Beauty of Love and Peace », National Theater of Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • 2010 « KOREAN ART SHOW in New York », 608 west 28th NY, USA
  • 2009 « Korean Art : Today », Sejong Art Center, Seoul, Korea
  • 2008 « Art Daejeon », Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
  • 2008 « OPENAUCTION », Openauction, Seoul, Korea
  • 2006 « ART INTERCHANGE », Museum of Modern art Hongik University, Seoul, Korea
  • 2006 « ART FIRST(ARTEFIERA) », Bologne, Italy
  • 2005 « INDIA-KOREA », Montage Arts Gallery, India
  • 2004 « SURGING FROM FAR EAST 2004 », National Gallery BiH Sarajebo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 2002 « INDIA-KOREA », Montage Arts Gallery, India
  • 2001 « history of Namhan River people», Yangpyeong Museum, Yangpyeong, Korea
  • 2000 « Daejeon · LA : Homogeneity and Heterogeneity », Wooyun Gallery, Daejeon, Korea
  • 2000 « Gwangju Biennale 2000 : Man+Space », Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
  • 1999 « Korea university of Art professor », Gongpyeong Art Center, Seoul, Korea
  • 1998 « Korean Contemporary Artists », Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  • 1998 « Daejeon Museum of Art », Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
  • 1997 « 9th triennale-India », », National Gallery of Modern Art, India
  • 1996 « Founging of Korean Catholic Artists Association », Gongpyeong Art Center, Seoul, Korea
  • 1996 « Cheongdam Art Festival: Auction of Modern and Contempory art », Galleria Art Hall, Seoul, Korea
  • 1994 « Professor Hannam », MBC culture center, Daejeon, Korea
  • 1992 « 5th ASPECT », Moosim Museum, Cheongju, Korea
  • 1992 « 34th ORIGIN », Kwanhoon Gallery/ Duckwon Museum, Seoul, Korea
  • 1991 « Kyungbok », Gana Gana, Seoul, Korea
  • 1990 « 10th Modern art korea and Japan », Fukuoka city Museum, Japan
  • 1986 « Hongik RAIN », Hoo Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • 1986 « 1/12 EXHIBITION OF ONE TWELFTH GROUP », Gwanhun Museum, Seoul, Korea
  • 1982 « Korea art festival », National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea