Korean Artist Project: Cheong, Kwang Ho is one of 21 outstanding artists selected by the Korean Artist Project. The Korean Artist Project is a global online website which aims to promote Korean contemporary artists hosted by the Ministy of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Korea and organized by the Korean Art Museum Association. KAP has launched with a three-year plan spanning from 2011 to 2013. At the first step in 2011, art professionals and critics selected 21 artists, and curators from 13 private art museums organized their virtual solo exhibitions. KAP would love to introduce a diverse spectrum of Korean contemporary art to the global audience. Through these efforts, KAP will play a significant role in the promotion and development of Korean contemporary art. Also, the KAP will become a useful platform, which will serve as a stepping-stone to create cultural exchange and global networks with diverse art people. Please visit www.koreanartistproject.com
Critic's Note: Creation of Unwieldy Dimensions: Sculptures by Cheong, Gwang Ho
The aesthetics we experience anew through the sculptures by Cheong offer fresh insight into understanding objects and space, as well as dimensions. His artworks display a unique achievement that will remain an important place in the history of sculpture.
Cheong’s sculptures lead us to an unprecedented spatial experience. The dimension that he reveals to us belongs to none that we are accustomed to. Not the first, the second, nor of the third dimensions that we are familiar with…his belongs to the dimension of irrational numbers. An irrational number has no limits and, therefore, there is no end to the creation of irrational numbers. The dimension of 1.3849540438…, or the dimension of 2.20495473, and so on.
In his work, the various dimensions between the first and second dimensions, and between the second and third provide us not with an experience of objects, but rather with the novelty of an experience that, in turn, makes possible the actual experiencing of the artwork. If the essential role of art is to offer new experience, Cheong’s sculptures are masterpieces that remain faithful to this definition of art.
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Artist's Education: Seoul National University. Korea. B.F.A., M.F.A. Sculpture.