Jang Geon-yul

My work begins by extracting formative elements that can be found in natural objects. It is to collect the formative beauty and aesthetical beauty of nature and reconstruct the canvas based on it. The images displayed on the screen are mainly expressed in the form of flowers or plants. For this case, the object shown in the form of a natural object is only an element used for color and formative harmony. Several flowers from a single stem are sometimes embodied as having different colors and shapes and some float the canvas without a starting point. Also, shapes unrelated to natural objects are placed in various places on the canvas and it is because the shapes on the canvas do not follow the biological structure of nature and it means that the images have their own form, not the result of imitation. Each formative element is recognized as a single piece in composing the canvas. A series of processes to approach the formative beauty by refining the shape until it has the desired shape is similar to working with a piece. The individual pieces completed at the same time act as an element again in the larger screen, serving as a small piece’s form. The finished pieces take the most harmonious position for the canvas composition. In this way, the process of deleting and inserting shapes until I reach the scene that I feel is the most beautiful can be said to be the process of creating a piece with a greater meaning. Flowers and plants we encounter in our daily life are kind subjects. Many of them are immobile and stationary in their place, but they appear in various forms that accommodate changes according to the environment. I do not perceive them as fixed or complete images, but accept them as formative elements of points, lines, planes, colors, and shapes.


When I find a subject I want to collect among the forms created by natural objects, I draw on the spot. I extract the components or elements I want to be influenced by or needed for future work and bind them to my notes. At that time, I do not bring all the forms as they are, but remove the details and collect them in a condensed form. After that, I continue referring to the drawings in my binding and adapt the artistic senses that come from them, and I try to learn the formative aspects and the colors through this process. While repeating the process of mixing or refining the drawings collected and reinterpreted on the canvas, by accumulating harmony and order of the formative elements, I wanted to discover my own sense of aesthetics.
Co-créateur et co-directeur de la Galerie Delphian basée à Londres, il donne également des cours magistraux au sein de l’Université des Arts (University of Arts) de Londres et intervient ponctuellement lors d’événements pour prendre la parole.

Education

  • 2021 Changwon National University  MFA Painting ,KR
  • 2016 Changwon National University BFA Painting ,KR

Solo Exhibition

  • 2023 Flower, Willow and Reservoir – Gallery Kabinett, Seoul, Korea
  • 2023 Rainbow Leaves – Gallery Eden, Seoul, Korea
  • 2022 Tracks – Gallery Arirang, Busan, Korea
  • 2021 Collect it. Write it. Overwrite it. Tune it. Save it. – COCA Busan, Busan, Korea
  • 2020 Take a picture – Inside gallery, Changwon, Korea

Group Exhibition

  • 2023 Unfamiliar, not Unfamiliar – Changnyeong Arts Center, Changnyeong, Korea
  • 2023 Beginning – Dongnam ARTCENTER, Changwon, Korea
  • 2023 Blooming room – Gallery Kabinett, Seoul, Korea
  • 2022 Geometry of love – Moonshin Art Museum, Changwon, Korea
  • 2022 The new south current – Mcontemporary, Busan, Korea
  • 2022 Will live well – binding, Changwon, Korea
  • 2021 Retro Jinyoung – Jinyeong station Railway Museum, Jinyeong, Korea
  • 2021 I.D – 00Gallery, Busan, Korea
  • 2020 Peace Woodworking room – Peace Woodworking room, Miryang, Korea
  • 2020 GAZE – Changdong Art center, Changwon, Korea
  • 2020 私のアトリエから – Brick hall Gallery, Nagasaki, Japan
  • 2020 First wave – Geoje Shipyard, Geoje, Korea
  • 2020 Inside gallery Opening Exhibition – Inside gallery, Changwon, Korea
  • 2019 This exhibition has no lesson. – COCA Busan, Busan, Korea
  • 2019 Pass part out – SPACE1326, Changwon, Korea
  • 2019 NEW POSTER – Alternative space Rogue camp, Changwon, Korea
  • 2019 ECO ART – Changdong Art center, Changwon, Korea
  • 2019 young.young – Changdong 24Gallery, Changwon, Korea
  • 2018 12, 1, 2, 12 – Art Space 219, Busan, Korea
  • 2018 Vegetarianism – Art District-p, Busan, Korea
  • 2018 Both of You, Dance Like You Want to Win! – SPACE1326, Changwon, Korea
  • 2018 Changwon Sculpture Biennale 前․哨․展 – Yongji Cultural Park, Changwon, Korea
  • 2018 Mountain over a mountain – Gyeongnam Bank Gallery, Changwon, Korea
  • 2017 Art Rainbow project – Gyeongnam Art museum, Changwon, Korea
  • 2017 We play – 315Art Center, Changwon, Korea
  • 2017 Mountain over a mountain – Space CHOA, Changwon, Korea
  • 2016 Art Rainbow project – Rostock Kunsthalle, Rostock, Germany
  • 2016 New Bearer – Gyeongnam Art museum, Changwon, Korea