(Born 1975, Seoul, South Korea, Lives and works in London)
Jungouk Hong received MA Painting in Slade school of fine art, UCL, London, after he graduated BA and MA in Painting at Hongik university. The artist is known for his installation works and sculptures on a basis of painting. Hong aims to unravel the three-dimensional installation with the lexicon of painting. Contrary to Greenberg’s the feature of painting, flatness, the artist argues that paintings are not only pictures on canvas but the environment surrounding works such as gallery and audience.
He has held numeral exhibitions: infill at Sophis Gallery (2017); inter-vestige at O’NW, Seoul (2016); in situ at Kimchongyung, Seoul (2013). He also had several group exhibitions in London and Seoul including: AKUA ART SHOW, MOKA, New York (2017), The house, OCI Museum of Art, Seoul (2017), Hesitation form, O’NW, Seoul (2015) . His works are exhibited in Hanmi Gallery, London Art Fair, and The Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Hong was a residency artist at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim, Norway (2015). He has earned several awards during his career, most recently Kimchongyung Museum Creative Young Artists, Seoul (2013), and Guasch Coranty International Painting Prize 2010, Barcelona, Spain (finalist). He also awarded New Contemporaries 2009, London, UK (finalist).