Kyung Youl Yoon was born in Kangjin, South Jeolla, and has worked as an artist in Seoul, South Korea, who eventually moved to El Madrid, Spain for his art education. He studied painting and Sculpture at the University of Bellas Artes in Spain and then continued his artist’s career in Spain and Europe for 7 years. He has held numerous exhibitions in the United States, Korea, China, and Spain. He was selected at the National Modern Museum, Seoul Korea by Dong Ha media in the 1980’s. Yoon migrated to America in 1995, and he is still continuing his art career. He is currently living and working as an artist in New Jersey. Yoon works with oil-based paint, acrylic paint, watercolor paint, plexi-glass, mirrors, aluminum, mixed media, and printmaking to create artworks. He tries to express his internal self, emotions, imagination, thoughts, and mind through his paintings; which are metaphorically expressed as an existence in a vast world, diminishing echoes, marks, and textures become seeds and new forms of a meaningful river. His motives can be seen in Pleasing Abstraction, Poetry of Metaphors, Approach, Itinerant Life, Elegy of April, Artist’s Sketch, and Distance between Form and Aspect. Yoon’s Pleasing Abstraction approached to viewers as a pleasure and joy, while his motive came from his agonizing and distressful reality and life. Notably, Yoon’s recent works have been displayed in solo and/or group exhibitions at the Southern Utah Museum of Art, Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, Dong Hwa Ode Gallery, New York/Miami/Aspen Art Fairs, Hamptons Art Fair, the Los Angeles Korean Cultural Center, and the Korean Cultural Center in New York.
While in Spain, Yoon was awarded with the First Prize at Summer Workshop Competition in Spain. The artist’s works were exhibited in “End of Career” and “Monasterio de Carracedo” at the University of Bellas Artes. In 1994 Madrid Spain, Solo Exhibition at DETURSA, Gallery DE ARTE Madrid Spain 1994 ,Yoon was invited by the City of Valdés arte O Barco de Valdeorras to do an exhibition of his works, and he was chosen by Exmo in Spain, his exhibition was sponsored. 1994, With an art critique’s recommendation, ABC and El Pais Newspaper’s “ESTE Y COMPLUTESE,” at various cultural centers like The Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art (M.E.A.C., Arte Contemporaneo) and Alcobendas for 2 years.
Yoon exhibited at the Dongah Daily News Exhibition at National Modern Art Museum, and participated K.I.S. International Modern Art Exhibition in KoonSan. Yoon’s Solo show artworks were exhibited at Seoul Modern Art Exhibition at Seoul Art Museum (Seoul Art Center). He was also a member of Korean Arts Associations. Yoon also had his Solo exhibition LIU HAI SU Museum at Shanghai China 2013, Moon series Grand Theater Gallery at Shanghai China 2013 ~2015, his work was also exhibited at the Queens Museum in New York, Gallery Korea, NY, 2014. Archive of Korean-American Artists Part Two, 1989-2001 Shades of Time 2014. In 2015, Yoon joined KIAF (Korea International Art Fair) in 2014, Art Expo Art Fair in New York 2015, Art Aspen in Aspen, Colorado in Donghwa Ode Gallery NY 2015, and Art Hampton Donghwa Ode Gallery NY in 2016. The artist also exhibited his works at Laura Borghi Fine Arts for his 3-Artists Group Show in 2015. His work was held at the Rockefeller St USA and exhibited at the United Gallery in Seoul, Korea.
Cubic Inception Artwork Description:
Yoon’s most recent artwork includes the Cubic Inception series, which he began as a response both to global climate change and to the alienation of contemporary urban life. Most of all, he began adding sculptural elements to his paintings to “break the indifference of onlookers,” as he has written, “to create an exchange where the viewer begins to reflect on a new thought or idea that eliminates obscurity in the forms and creates personal meaning.” The individual pieces become a large matrix of cubes forming a collection of ideas. Each cubic piece takes the place of a brushstroke. Each edge takes the place of a line. The resulting masses of shapes suggest aerial views of industrial landscapes, articulated topographies of beautiful but implicitly hostile environments. The Cubic Inception paintings brim with both metaphorical resonance and tactile allure.
Los Angeles-based critic and curator, Peter Frank, notes that the Cubic Inception paintings “extend Yoon’s painterly practice into sculpture, into a low relief of a kind that cannot logically be derived from painting. These thick clusters of aluminum shells, thoroughly covering the Cubic Inception surfaces or interrupted with vast, bottomless swaths of a single color (red, for instance, or a silvery gray that seems to leach from the metal), animate those surfaces with both two-dimensional pattern and three-dimensional texture. The Cubic Inception series is as much about saving ourselves as losing ourselves. But even in the losing, there is a cold, exquisite beauty to these new works of Kyung’s that provides grim reassurance: what humankind leaves behind will be art.”
Kyung Youl Yoon‘s Cubic Inception, Scepse, three-dimensional painting has been selected as “Encounter of Korea” and is being exhibited at the South Utah Art Museum from December 12th to December 29th. The cubic work of cubic inception on display expands his painting practice into pieces, making it a kind of subordinate that cannot be derived from the picture logically