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Osang Gwon : New Structure and Relief

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Key takeaways

1. As an appropriation of Alexander Calder’s 'Stabile' series, Osang Gown presents his 'New Structure' series which carries colossal significance in the time and space surrounding the work in the exhibition

2. Using contemporary photographic prints from the mass media, Korean artist Osang Gwon rebuilds historical sculptural motifs from Greek, Renaissance, to Modern masters like Alexander Calder


Jul 7 - Aug 21, 2016


Arario Gallery

Arario Gallery



Osang Gwon is an artist who endlessly indulges in the new formative structure and attempts an experimental fusion of media rather than expressing representational figurative sculpture based on modeling. For a significant number of years, Gwon has discovered and polished the grains of a new stratum of sculpture within the various media and images. Thus he has introduced a number of series throughout diverse variation of structure. Through the series of these processes, the artist relentlessly discharged serious questions and thoughts about the sculpture per se. The respective series New Structure and Relief presented in this exhibition, is also in the similar context.

As an appropriation of Alexander Calder’s Stabile series, the New Structure series carries colossal significance in the time and space surrounding the work, particularly, the external environment and its relationship with people rather than the significance as sculpture limited to materiality. Gwon magnified the collected images of the object, produced them in flat surface, and then structuralized those surfaces into three- dimensions. And it presents the spatial mise-en-scene ever-changing from the movements of the viewer. If the artist’s thoughts on sculptural language meaning spatiality could be read in the New Structure series, then the specialty of Gwon, the collection of image and its sculptural arrangement should be paid attention in the Relief series.