BonJeong Koo “Buried Shadows”

Elga Wimmer PCC

poster for BonJeong Koo “Buried Shadows”
[Image: BonJeong Koo "Jungle" (2014) Mixed Media on Paper]

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There always exists the victor and the vanquished in a fierce battle. Especially within the fisticuff law, males pride themselves by taking a highest position. Although the victory may be considered as glory, it may also be recognized as greed.

Bonjeong Koo, who performed his artworks with charcoals and acrylics on papers, deeply portrays the animals in the sense of magnificence and glamour. By making both the winners and the losers in a wildness figure, Koo meticulously portrays how they both eagerly want to grasp the highest and strongest peak regardless of their strength. Moreover, by delineating the cheetah and the zebra in similar colors and shapes, Koo explains how the cheetah, the strong, may be portrayed as the zebra, the weak. Within his artworks, Koo draws out the animals’ strong powers; On the other hand, he points out the eyes full of fear and shame. From the looks, Koo strongly establishes an emotion of how all the rivals who may be overburdened from keeping and defending the glories. Clandestinely, competitors could result in a feeling of futility and indignity from all the “empty ambitions” that they have attempted to acquire in the past.

Bonjeong Koo, who was born in Seoul and earned a degree in painting from Hong-Ik University, continued his study in the United States while attending at Hong-Ik Graduate School. Between 2006 and 2013, Koo introduced two of his projects in the United States and in South Korea - “Sacred & Profane” and “Arrogance & Prejudice”. From his artworks, he pioneered the inner greed within a human being.



from April 01, 2015 to April 14, 2015

Opening Reception on 2015-04-02 from 18:00 to 20:00


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