Sungfeel Yun

Sungfeel Yun (Born 1977, South Korea, lives and works in Seoul, South Korea).


Sungfeel Yun’s  work is about the nature of existence, as explored and explained by Eastern philosophies and the theories of universal physics. Fascinated with such subject from an early age, it rapidly evolved to a stronger ontological field. Questioning the deceptively principals and concerns of one’s origin and existence remains a pivotal essence of my work.


Further investigating this question, a deeper study into Eastern philosophy and religions such as Taoism, the Yin and Yang theory, and Buddhism also allow the exploration of diverse theories in modern sciences particularly towards the physical laws and quantum mechanics. Despite having totally different viewpoints and histories, the physical theories of the universe do not differ in essence from ancient Eastern philosophies and religions both regarding the universe as a circulating system of energy created by electromagnetic force (Yin and Yang) and describing the repeating cycles of creation and extinction within the universe.


Ancient Eastern philosophers used concise expressions to express complex ideas where the limitations of language obscure their density. My works are the concise visual records of my self-exploration, and my thoughts on the universe.


Sungfeel Yun holds an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, and a BA in Arts Practice from Goldsmiths, University of London. Yun is the recipient of the Seoul Art Award Exhibition from Seoul Museum of Art (2005) and the Special Award from the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea (2006). Recently Yun was included in the Saatchi Gallery New Sensation’s 50 Long List (2013) and the Caitlin Guide’s 40 Selected Artists (2014).