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MASTERS OF LIGHT Ben Johnson | Hwang Seontae | Lee Jeonglok | Moto Waganari


MASTERS OF LIGHT Ben Johnson | Hwang Seontae | Lee Jeonglok | Moto Waganari

Among the most famous of all last words is Goethe’s deathbed cry: ‘Mehr licht!’ – ‘More light!’ Like many memorable phrases uttered in this extreme context, it has been the subject of a great deal of debate. Some of the great writer’s admirers have seen his words as a plea for spiritual enlightenment. Almost to the end of his life Goethe had been a nonbeliever. In his final year his position on this began to shift. Others have seen the phrase simply as an anguished request to open wide the shutters of his bedroom. Other still think he may have intended to refer to his book The Theory of Colours, which Goethe believed to be his most important work, surpassing all his poetic achievements. In fact, on the evening before his death, he was discussing optical phenomena with his daughter-in-law. These different theories are not mutually exclusive – there may be a particle of truth in all of them. Something else is worth remembering here. Goethe’s death in 1832 coincided in neatly symbolic fashion with the start of the photographic age. In 1826 or 1827, five years at least before the great author died, Nicéphore Niépce produced the first light-fast camera photograph. In 1839 Louis Daguerre introduced his daguerrotype process to the public, and photography was soon being used worldwide. While Goethe was probably unaware of Niépce’s experiments, these were part of the spirit of his age. It was really photography that taught the world to think in a new way about three-dimensional objects. They were no longer things that existed completely in their own right. They were now also things that were revealed and modelled by light. We live in a post-photographic age. The art works included in this exhibition are very different from one another, but they do have one characteristic in common. They report on the magic of light – to venture on a tautology: they reveal its power to reveal. The Korean artist Hwang Seontae and the British painter Ben Johnson depict interior spaces that are defined and moulded by the light that fills them. The subject is not the space itself but its function as a vessel for illumination. Moto Waganari’s network sculptures are penetrated by light. His figures cast shadows, doubles of themselves, against the wall. The suspended sculptures are especially magical. Accompanied by their own shadows, which change shape according to the angle of the light, they multiply themselves, and become like a shoal of leaping fish. Lee Jeonglok, also Korean, uses photography to make images of trees that seem to be illuminated by the force of the life pulsing within them – trunks, branches, twigs, leaves, all ablaze with a violent life force. We tend to think of photography, in particular, as the art of the literal. Lee Jeonglok demonstrates how it can convey a feeling of the transcendental. This is also the case with the other works on show. All of them invite the viewer to loosen his or her grip on everyday perceptions, and enter into a different, meditative state. The rooms depicted are sacred spaces. The network sculptures are accompanied by their doppelgangers on the walls. Shine Business Card master.pdf

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Ben Johnson (born 1946, Wales) To stand in front of any Ben Johnson painting is to be drawn into a meditation on space and time. Architectural space is literally elucidated – flooded with light – so that no flaw or imperfection remains. We are invited to meditate upon this frozen moment, to contemplate its perfect geometrical precision, and time stops as we do so. Yet the knowledge of how long it takes Johnson to complete a work, the many long hours of preparation and execution, the computer manipulations of carefully chosen photographs, the stencilling, the many-layered spray-painting, the surface sponging and polishing, reminds us that each painting has a history and set of memories of its own, no longer visible but still present. Beneath their bright surfaces, Ben Johnson’s paintings have always been fraught with contradictions. His careful observation of materiality – of texture and the play of light – gives his architectural subject-matter an ideal, timeless, deceptively ultrarealist quality. And yet, in spite of this, our sense is strongly that the luminous, ethereal surface effect has been achieved with a close-to unreasonable commitment in terms of the time and labour invested, and an almost obsessive attention to every smallest detail. Johnson himself is keen to remind us of this labour-intensive, craft quality to his work. This means that there is a sense that whilst a flawless, managed abstraction has been created, perfection has been achieved at a considerable cost. Johnson’s control of his subject – his optimising of the geometry and the way he carefully alters the image to give it a symmetry and perspective that defies the ‘real’, even in the most rigorous of modern buildings – is evidence of a desire to restrain a more unstable reality which in the end is bound to fracture and crumble. The very act of painstakingly holding tightly onto the present betrays an anxiety on the artist’s part that at any moment the past might force its way back into the picture. Excerpt from Time Present and Time Past, Alan Cristea Gallery Professor Lisa Jardine CBE Director, Centre for Humanities Interdisciplinary Research Projects, UCL Director, Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, UCL


1 Fatherland Room | acrylic on canvas 180 x 250 cm (71 x 98 in)


2 Roman Room | acrylic on canvas 180 x 237 cm (71 x 93 in)


3 Far Horizons II study | acrylic on canvas 50 x 50 cm (20 x 20 in)


4 Far Horizons III study | acrylic on canvas 50 x 50 cm (20 x 20 in)


5 Crescent Wing | acrylic on canvas 91 x 91 cm (36 x 36 in)


6 Novy Dvur II | acrylic on canvas 90 x 90 cm (35 x 35 in)


7 Novy Dvur III | acrylic on canvas 90 x 90 cm (35 x 35 in)


8 Novy Dvur IV | acrylic on canvas 90 x 90 cm (35 x 35 in)


9 Split Time | acrylic on canvas 152 x 152 cm (60 x 60 in)


10 Light Structure | acrylic on canvas 188 x 137 cm (74 x 54 in)


Hwang Seontae (born 1972, South Korea) Hwang Seontae was born in South Korea in 1972. He studied at Kyunghee University (B.F.A) and trained in glass art and sculpture at the University of Art and Design, Halle, Germany. He later completed his postgraduate studies in Glass Art, at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in 2006. The deracinated interiors of Hwang Seontae bring to mind Edward Hopper’s moments of suspended time. The Korean conceptualist, Suh Do-ho, once precisely recreated his apartment in New York and his flat in Seoul in nylon and silk drapes respectively, and left a similar sense of longing to that left by Hwang’s still impressions. Longing rather than loss; for these interiors are quiet contemplative spaces. These minimalist interiors offer a rare moment of solace. As the light emanates through the windows Hwang instills an instant feeling of calm and clarity of thought in the viewer. A place that offers the opportunity to breath freely and face life on one’s own terms. In an age where we are becoming increasingly more reliant on new media and material culture, we live in a generation obsessed with ourselves and each other. The boundaries between public and private life are increasingly becoming less distinguished that there is little left to be deciphered or discovered. It seems there is no longer place for privacy, even within the confines of our own homes, Hwang’s spaces provide a refreshing release from societal pressures and show us that we do not need to let consumerism invade every aspect of our life. Hwang Seontae has exhibited extensively across South Korea, New York, Germany and Austria. In 2005, he won the Grand Prize for both the ‘Merseburger Kunstpreis’ and the ‘Leowenhof-Foerderpreis’.

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11 A Rainy Street | tempered glass, sandblast & animated LED backlit 99 x 77 x 2.5 cm (39 x 30 x 1 in)


12 A Rainy Street II | tempered glass, sandblast & animated LED backlit 99 x 77 x 2.5 cm (39 x 30 x 1 in)


13 2 Chairs II | tempered glass, sandblast & LED backlit 71 x 53 x 4.5 cm (28 x 21 x 2 in)


14 Staircase | tempered glass, sandblast & LED backlit 71 x 53 x 4.5 cm (28 x 21 x 2 in)


15 Travelling | tempered glass, sandblast & LED backlit 53 x 71 x 5.5 cm (21 x 28 x 2 in)


16 The Afternoon Sunshine | tempered glass, sandblast & LED backlit 53 x 71 x 5.5 cm (21 x 28 x 2 in)


17 Living Room with View | tempered glass, sandblast & LED backlit 73 x 116 x 4.5 cm (29 x 45.5 x 2 in)


18 The Room with Sunshine | tempered glass, sandblast & LED backlit 102 x 80 x 5 cm (40 x 31.5 x 2 in)


19 Morning at the Window | tempered glass, sandblast & LED backlit 53 x 71 x 5.5 cm (21 x 28 x 2 in)


20 The Room with Sunshine | tempered glass, sandblast & LED backlit 53 x 71 x 5.5 cm (21 x 28 x 2 in)


21 The View from the Window | tempered glass, sandblast & LED backlit 71 x 53 x 5.5 cm (28 x 21 x 2 in)


22 An Empty Room | tempered glass, sandblast & LED backlit 71 x 53 x 5.5 cm (28 x 21 x 2 in)


23 The Space with Pictures | tempered glass, sandblast & LED backlit 53 x 71 x 4.5 cm (21 x 28 x 2 in)


24 2 Chairs | tempered glass, sandblast & LED backlit 71 x 53 x 5.5 cm (28 x 21 x 2 in)


Lee Jeonglok (born 1971, South Korea) The Tree of Life series began in the winter of 2006. It was a freezing winter with bitter winds. I saw a glimpse of green at the tip of a bare branch. “Did I really see it then?” Whatever it might have been that I saw, a seed of life must have been embedded inside that dry branch devoid of vitality, like all the trees that have to endure the long, barren winter. Although not clearly visible, it is without doubt that this vitality exists. This is not the only invisible thing that exists in this world. This was a kind of awakening; an awareness of something that exists in spite of its invisibility. Invisible yet they exist, interacting with the visible world. They correspond to each other. I wanted to express this in my work. I struggled to find a way to express the vitality dormant in a dry branch. Going through a series of experiments, I began to use light. Light was the most appropriate medium to express the vitality that I discerned. Moreover, the sublimity of light is a universal archetype of mankind like the luminousness of trees. My work began from here. I needed to handle three different lights – natural light, flashlight and searchlight – for this series of work. In addition to trees, other props were required and many different kinds of films were needed for changing light and atmosphere of each day. It was impossible to control random outdoor situations that I had to face daily. It was not uncommon for the outdoor sets, which I had built over several months, to suddenly be destroyed by worsening weather conditions. The second Tree of Life series was made in an indoor studio. After having gone through a tiresome three-month test period inside the studio, valid data began to be accumulated. It took more than four years to learn how to control the light in Trees of Life. A tree of life’s light does not illuminate the world or the outside of the tree. Instead, it reveals the interior space, the aura of existence. For this reason, I wanted that light to be subtle, not so spectacular. As experiments continued, the work process for the Tree of Life series has become stabilized. As the background was transferred from a natural setting to a stage, it became more dramatic with the aura of the tree of life further intensified. As I learned to manipulate variations of light to some degree, I wanted to see what kind of effects would be created when a tree of life meets nature full of vitality. Searching for a site that cherishes the deep echoes of nature, I arrived at Jeju Island. I was awestruck standing in front of Jeju’s unique and alien nature that is extremely vibrant, almost fearsome. It took two months before I was able to set up my camera in front of this primordial nature that exceeds any interpretation. I found a tree that resembles Jeju Island and worked at seashores, farms, or forests imbued with special inspirations. Although my long indoor experience enabled me to handle flashlight skilfully, outdoor photography was still a huge challenge. At least a week’s work was required just to obtain basic data from a site. Jeju’s windy and capricious weather was never predictable and films needed to be sent back by air for development. A tree of life that has emerged in the world again is a gate that connects the visible and invisible worlds or the chasm between them. Light stands for the communion between the visible and invisible worlds. The tree of life symbolizes the interaction between these two different worlds as it is. Our industrialized contemporary society is laden with various stimulations that make us oblivious of life’s fundamental source. I wanted to create a site where the vitality of nature and the substantial world embedded in us meet. Beyond a mere communication with nature, I hope we will be reminded of the waves from the invisible world that have been always influencing our life and history.

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25 Tree of Life in Island 5-4-8 | edition of 10 | C-Type Print 120 x 95 cm (47 x 37 in) | edition of 7 | C-Type Print 152 x 120 cm (60 x 47 in)


26 Nabi 5 | edition of 10 | C-Type Print 90 x 120 cm (35 x 47 in) | edition of 7 | C-Type Print 120 x 160 cm (47 x 63 in)


27 Tree of Life in Island 5-4-10 | edition of 10 | C-Type Print 120 x 95 cm (47 x 37 in) | edition of 7 | C-Type Print 152 x 120 cm (60 x 47 in)


28 Nabi 14 | edition of 10 | C-Type Print 90 x 120 cm (35 x 47 in) | edition of 7 | C-Type Print 120 x 160 cm (47 x 63 in)


29 Nabi 12 | edition of 10 | C-Type Print 90 x 120 cm (35 x 47 in) | edition of 7 | C-Type Print 120 x 160 cm (47 x 63 in)


30 Nabi 10 | edition of 10 | C-Type Print 90 x 120 cm (35 x 47 in) | edition of 7 | C-Type Print 120 x 160 cm (47 x 63 in)


31 Nabi 19 | edition of 10 | C-Type Print 90 x 120 cm (35 x 47 in) | edition of 7 | C-Type Print 120 x 160 cm (47 x 63 in)


32 Tree of Life in Island 5-3-1 | edition of 10 | C-Type Print 76 x 130 cm (30 x 51 in) | edition of 7 | C-Type Print 125 x 215 cm (49 x 85 in)


33 Nabi 102 | edition of 10 | C-Type Print 90 x 120 cm (35 x 47 in) | edition of 7 | C-Type Print 120 x 160 cm (47 x 63 in)


34 Tree of Life in Island 5-2-6 | edition of 10 | C-Type Print 76 x 130 cm (30 x 51 in) | edition of 7 | C-Type Print 99 x 170 cm (39 x 67 in)


35 Nabi 104 | edition of 10 | C-Type Print 90 x 120 cm (35 x 47 in) | edition of 7 | C-Type Print 120 x 160 cm (47 x 63 in)


36 Tree of Life in Island 5-1-4 | edition of 10 | C-Type Print 90 x 120 cm (35 x 47 in) | edition of 7 | C-Type Print 120 x 160 cm (47 x 63 in)


37 Nabi 7 | edition of 10 | C-Type Print 90 x 120 cm (35 x 47 in) | edition of 7 | C-Type Print 120 x 160 cm (47 x 63 in)


Moto Waganari (born 1967, Germany) Lutz Wagner aka Moto Waganari creates transparent network-sculptures which outline a delicate body frame. By illuminating his sculptures the artists multiplies his three dimensional objects by a two dimensional shadow revealing the immaterial alter ego of every figure. His characters seem to visualize a surreal, parallel world filled with surprise and enigma. Moto Waganari’s sculptures seduce the spectator with their appealing beauty and sophisticated weightlessness.

ALBEMARLE 38 The Insider Black | edition of 8 | SLS/Polyamide 30 x 14 x 14 cm (12 x 5.5 x 5.5 in)


39 Big Player | edition of 8 | SLS/Polyamide 47 x 25 x 35 cm (18.5 x 10 x 14 in)


40 Spacepolice Black NE | edition of 8 | SLS/Polyamide 30 x 25 x 15 cm (12 x 10 x 6 in)


41 Moebius | edition of 8 | SLS/Polyamide 45 x 23 x 15 cm (18 x 9 x 6 in)


42 Bigger Artist Black | edition of 8 | SLS/Polyamide 64 x 44 x 31 cm (25 x 17 x 12 in)


43 N19º 54’ W75º Black edition of 8 | SLS/Polyamide 22 x 20 x 18 cm (9 x 8 x 7 in)


44 Look Back edition of 8 | SLS/Polyamide 30 x 16 x 19 cm (12 x 6 x 7 in)


45 The Rise | edition of 8 | SLS/Polyamide 30 x 15 x 13 cm (12 x 6 x 5 in)


46 Walther PPK | edition of 8 | SLS/Polyamide 20 x 15 x 5 cm (8 x 6 x 2 in)


47 The Seer edition of 8 | SLS/Polyamide 40 x 25 x 20 cm (16 x 10 x 8 in)


48 Floater edition of 8 | SLS/Polyamide 150 x 30 x 30 cm (59 x 12 x 12 in)


49 Thread People | edition of 8 | SLS/Polyamide 84 x 50 x 30 cm (33 x 20 x 12 in)


50 Three Jumpers | edition of 5 | SLS/Polyamide 45 x 40 x 30 cm (18 x 16 x 12 in) x 3


Ben Johnson, born 1946 in Llandudno, Wales. Studied at the Royal College of Art, London. Selected Solo Exhibitions 2014 2010-11 2010 2008 2008 2002 2001 1997 1994 1992 1991 1990 1989 1987 1986 1984 1981 1978 1978 1975 1973 1969

“Time Past Time Present,” Alan Cristea Gallery, London “Modern Perspectives,” National Gallery, London “Ben Johnson Paintings,” Alan Cristea Gallery, London “Ben Johnson’s Liverpool Cityscape 2008 and the World Panorama Series,” Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Artist in Residence, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool “Still Time,” Blains Fine Art, London “Jerusalem, The Eternal City,” Chester Beatty Museum, Dublin “Hong Kong Panorama 1997,” Royal Academy, London; New Convention & Exhibition Centre Hong Kong - unveiled and accepted by Tung Chee Hwa, Chief Executive, Special Administrative Regional Government of Hong Kong, on behalf of the people of China “Time Present and Time Past are Both Perhaps Present in Time Future and Time Future Contained in Time Past,” Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh “Paintings & Diverse Projects,” Fischer Fine Art, London “Collaborations: Collaborative Sculpture Projects with Ove Arup & Partners, Arup Associates and Foster Associates,” Arup Associates, London Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York “Painting Beyond Architecture - Independent Observation,” Royal Institute of British, Architects, London “Great Engineers,” Royal College of Art, London “Structuring Space,” Fischer Fine Art, London “A Study in Patronage - Art, Architecture and Design,” Fischer Fine Art, London South Square Gallery, Bradford Riverside Studios, London “Paintings 1975-1978,” Fischer Fine Art, London Fischer Fine Art, London Institute of Contemporary Art, London Wickesham Gallery, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions 2014-15 2014-15 2014 2013-14 2013 2013 2012-13 2013 2012 2012 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2005 2004 2004 2004 2003

“Photorealism: The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Collection,” New Orleans Museum of Art. “Hyperrealism 1967-2013,” Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, Spain “The Threadneedle Prize : Figurative Art Today,” Mall Galleries, London “Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting,” Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, UK “Hyperreal – More Than Pop!” Saarland Museum, Germany “Hyperrealism 1967-2012,” Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain “Photorealism,” Kunsthalle, Tübingen, Germany “Hyperrealism Today,” Museu del Tabac, Andorra “Beyond Reality, British Painting Today” Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague Contributed to Norman Foster installation, Venice Biennale, Venice “Discerning Eye Exhibition,” The Mall Galleries, London Zürich Art Fair, Zürich, Switzerland “New to DACS,” Kowalsky Gallery, London London Art Fair “Celebrating Palladio,” Plus One Gallery, London “Set in Stone,” PM Gallery & House, London Miami Art Fair Dubai Art Fair Abu Dhabi Art Fair Toronto Art Fair Inaugural Exhibition House of Arts, Garden of Arts, Vught, Netherlands London Art Fair Toronto Art Fair “London Now,” City of Heaven, City of Hell,” Guildhall Art Gallery, London “The Artist and Radio 4,” Bankside Gallery, London “Small is Beautiful,” Flowers Central, London “BlowUp, New Painting and Photoreality,” St Paul’s Gallery, Birmingham “ARTitecture,” Collins Gallery, Glasgow “Exactitude,” Plus One Plus Two Galleries, London


2003 2002 2002 2001 2001 2000 2000 2000 1999 1999 1999 1999 1998 1997 1997 1994-96 1992 1991 1990 1990

“Realism,” Flowers East, London “Architecture: 3 Ways,” The Robert Phillips Gallery at Riverhouse, Walton-on-Thames “Small is Beautiful,” Flowers East, London “Interiors Observed,” Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York “Great! Britain,” Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York “Zen and the Art of Cities,” curated by the London Arts Café, Rivington Gallery, London. “Urban Realism,” Blains Fine Art, London “Looking Forward,” Inaugural exhibition, The Robert Phillips Gallery at Riverhouse, Walton-on-Thames Travelling Exhibition: “Into the Light,” Royal Photographic Society, Bath; Cadaques, Spain “Mobiles @ Camberwell,” London “Mobiles @ RIBA Architecture Gallery,” London “The Discerning Eye,” Mall Galleries, London National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London “Oil on Canvas,” Boundary Gallery, London Virgin Airways, Heathrow Airport, London Travelling Exhibition: “Contemporary British Architecture,” UK LA 1994 Festival, Pacific Design Centre, Los Angeles; 1995 National Academy of Design, New York; 1996 Art Institute of Chicago “The Art of Folly,” New Academy Gallery, London Photographic collaboration with Norman Foster, Venice Biennale, Venice “Aspekte des Europåischen Realismus von 1900-1990,” Cologne “Art Works : From IBM’s UK Locations,” Glasgow Art School, Glasgow

Works in Public Collections

Corporate Commissions

National Museums, Liverpool Boymans-van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam The British Council, London The Contemporary Arts Society, London De Beers/CSO Collection, London Royal Institute of British Architecture, London City Art Gallery, Glasgow Whitworth Gallery, Manchester Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris Victoria & Albert Museum, London Deutsche Bank British Petroleum Guildhall Art Gallery, Corporation of London Special Administrative Regional Government of Hong Kong, New Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong Regional Services Council Museum, Hong Kong Museum of London The British Museum The Government Art Collection

Elemeta Ltd IBM UK Ltd. Department of the Environment Renault UK Ltd. Gillette Industries Ltd. British Gas J P Morgan Royal Institute of British Architects Ove Arup & Partners Arup Associates Société de Vins de France Volvo, Sweden Troughton McAslan, Architects British Steel Stanhope Grays Inn Ltd. Chelsfield Management Services Ltd. Cable & Wireless plc. Hong Kong Telecommunications Ltd. Pearson plc HSBC Holdings plc

Millennium Commission Panorama “Jerusalem, The Eternal City” commissioned by The Khalili Family Trust. World Tour commenced Royal Academy, London 2000 Commemorative print commissioned by The British Museum Development Trust to celebrate the opening of The Great Court European Capital of Culture Commission “The Liverpool Cityscape” commissioned by National Museums Liverpool for 2008, when Liverpool was European Capital of Culture.


Hwang Seontae, born 1972, South Korea 2004 1997  

Studies in Glass Art and Skulptur (Prof. A. Köker and Prof. C. Triebsch), Burg Giebichenstein (Diploma) College of Fine Arts, Kyunghee University (B.F.A)

Selected Solo Exhibitions 2014   2013     2011       2010               2009               2008     2007               2006              

Sunlight, Shine Artists gallery, London Transparent, Pyo gallery, Seoul Familiar Unfamiliar, Gallery Lee & Bae, Pusan Line and Light-The shadow of the essence & The trap of the sense, Dr.Park gallery, Yangpyeong, Korea The sunny room, white8 gallery, Villach, Austria Freezed story, Dr.Park Gallery, Yangpyeong, Korea Frozen History, White8 Gallery, Vienna, Austria Seontae Hwang-solo exhibition Dr.Park Gallery, Yangpyeong, Korea Things Seeing, Shinsegae Gallery, Kwangju, Korea Fragile eternity, Gallery66, Eckernförde, Germany Glass books, white8 Gallery, Villach, Austria Glass books-Installation, showroom in hause of artists of Schleswig-Holstein, Eckernförde, Germany Stipendiaten Art, Johann-Friedrich-Danneil-Museum, Salzwedel, Germany Stuffed words, Weißes Haus- Burg Giebichenstein, Halle, Germany

2015 2014                                   2013          2012                 2011                                                                                  

When Every Day Reveals Itself from Out of the Blue, Gallery White Block, Paju magic ilwoo space, Seoul, Korea ‘Space:Life & Routine’ choi junga gallery, Seoul, Korea Reminiscencing, gallery form, Pusan gallery art & summer, Pusan With the line drawing space, S Plus gallery, Pusan Dual exhibition-Seontae hwang, junho song, Pyo gallery, Korea Portraits On the Road to..., white8 gallery, Vienna Korean Collective, Shine Artists gallery, London G.P.S. Art Navigator, gallery purple studio, Namyangju, Korea Real? Real!, gallery H, Ulsan Love ist 37.5, Ganaart gallery, Seoul, Korea Reality Equals Dream, ion art gallery, Singapore Momentary, JangHeung artpark, Yangju A Magic Moment, Leonhard Ruethmueller gallery, Basel Life In The Realm of Fantasy, vit gallery, Seoul, Korea Un Lieu De La Memorie, BJN gallery, Seoul, Korea Healing Camp, Ganagallery, Seoul, Korea Wavelength of light, Lina gallery, Seoul, Korea From Cover to Cover, Park Ryu Sook gallery, Seoul, Korea Autumn- Lost in Meditation, Lotte gallery, An-Yang, Korea Artist books, Shinsaegae gallery, Korea Artistic Period, interalia, Seoul, Korea Revenge of mimesis, Adamas253 gallery, Korea Korean Collective Basel 2011, Art Center Halle33, Basel, Swiss The purpose of life, POMA, Pohang, Korea Color series-Black and white, gallery cola, Seoul, Korea a cup of rest-a cup of smile, resort Villa32, GaPyeong, Korea In Touch With Nature, gallerySP, Seoul, Korea The aesthetics of something small, Art-User gallery, Seoul, Korea Art in life, Life in art, Sculpture square, Singapore Dream Light 7, MBC Chuncheon R.Mutt1917, Chuncheon, Korea Seoul Design Festival- Designer’s Lab, COEX, Seoul, Korea Poster!Poster!, Interalia, Seoul, Korea YOUNG DYNAMIC CONTEMPORARY, white8 gallery, Vienna, Austria

Selected Group Exhibitions


2010                           2009                   2008           2007   2006           2005                   2004           2003   2002 2001  

My private collection, Ganaart Gallery, Seoul, Korea experimenting colour and line, white8 gallery, Vienna, Austria Closing Encounter, Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju, Korea 12.Cutting Edge, Seoul Auction, Seoul, Korea The book meets with the picture, Kuemsan gallery, Paju, Korea Immunity, Zaha museum, Seoul, Korea Unfamiliar Time, Familiar Space, Interalia Art Company, Seoul, Korea Artists, who paints the book, Borim art space, Paju, Korea Eclaire, Hotel Lotte Exhibition Hall, Seoul, Korea CHANGING - International contemporary art, white8 gallery, Villach, Austria The books, Park Ryu Sook gallery, Seoul, Korea The still: Logical conversation , gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea Book & painting -Seoul international book fair , Gallery Jinsun, Seoul, Korea outside-inside, white8 gallery, Vienna, Austria White winter, N Gallery, Seongnam, Korea Artists, who paints the book, Gallery Jinsun, Seoul, Korea on the way -Meldorfer Culturpreis, Neue Hollenderei, Meldorf, Germany Kunstausstellung, Kulturtag-Schleswig-Hlstein, gallery 66, Eckernförde, Germany 11th Gwangju Shinsegae Art Competition, Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea Permanent presentation - International contemporary art - Gallery´s Artists, white8 gallery, Villach, Austria Things Dancing, Dr. Park gallery, Yang Pyeong, Korea Drawing-black on white, frühstücksbühne, Eckernförde, Germany The future as pictorial vision-artprice Sparkasse, Haus der Sparkasse, Karlsruhe, Germany Water, in Künstlerverein Walkmühle e.V., Wiesbaden, Germany Young Arts, Schlossgartensalon, Merseburg, Germany Kunstpreis 2005-Bildhauer als Maler und Zeichner, Haus der Sparkasse, Karlsruhe, Germany Young Forever- Löwenhof-Förderpreis, Löwenhof, Kunstforum Löwenhof e.V., Frankfurt/M, Germany Glassarts, Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim, Germany Equations, the library of TU, Berlin, Germany NEUE KUNST IN ALTEN GÄRTEN, Ober- und Untergut von Lenthe, Hannover, Germany Glasklasse von Burg Giebichenstein,  Glass museum Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld-Lette, Germany In the forest, an Institut for Elementares Formen der TU Braunschweig , Braunschweig, Germany        The other generation- -5 Pictures over the age, Frankesche Stiftungen, Halle, Germany Identity - place, relations, memory, body, DGB-Haus and Löwen-Palais, Berlin, Germany Exhibition of foreign students of Burg Giebichenstein, in the ministry for education and cultural of  Saxonia-Anhalt, Magdeburg, Germany


Lee Jeonglok, born 1971, Gwangju, South Korea 2002

M.F.A in Fine Art Photography, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, USA

Selected Solo Exhibitions 2015 2014 2013 2012 2010 2009 2007 2003 2002 2001 1998

Nabi, Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea See the Unseen, BMW PHOTO SPACE, Busan, Korea Journey of Light, Shinsegae Gallery, Busan, Korea Let There Be The Light, Zendai Contemporary Art Space, Shanghai, China Palette of Light, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea Tree of Life in Island, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, Korea Tree of Life in Island, Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea Tree of Life in Island, Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea Light & Revelation, Vit Gallery, Seoul, Korea Decoding Scape, The Museum of Photography, Seoul. Korea Decoding Scape, Dudon Museum of Art, Jeju. Korea See the Unseen, Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea Tree of life, Vit Gallery, Seoul, Korea Tree of life, Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea Jeonglok LEE, Gallery Kong, seoul, Korea The Mythic scape, Trunk Gallery, Seoul, Korea The Mythic scape, Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea Aquarium, Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea Clarias, Nine Gallery, Gwangju, Korea Clarias, SPAS Gallery, Rochster, New York, USA The Southern Land, Gallery 2000, Seoul, Korea

Selected Group Exhibitions 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

Nature, in process, space cottonseed, Singapore Ha Jung-woong Young Artists “Light-2014” , Kwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea FULL MOON : A Story of Sky and Earth, Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, Korea JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR, ARCO ART CENTER, Seoul, Korea Festival of Photography in Museum-History, Kwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea Meditated Landscape, Woljeon Museum of Art, Icheon, Korea Breath of Tree, Cheonan Arts Center Museum of Art, Cheonan , Korea Utopia, Opera gallery, Seoul, Korea Fact of Fiction, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea Mudeung Tales (TODAY ART MUSEUM, Beijing, China) Gwangju Biennale - Round Table ( Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Hall, Gwangju) Secret, the Margin of Error, Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea Mythology Today, Pohang Museum of Art, Pohang, korea Magical Country, Yangpyeong Art Museum, Yangpyeong, korea Nature, Image, Ilwoo Space, Seoul, Korea Make Movement, Kumho Gallery, Gwangju, Korea The 3rd International Contemporary Art: Creation from the Fingertips, Gwangju Biennale Hall, Gwangju, Korea Open It to Your Mom, Gallery Now, Seoul, Korea Nanjing Biennale:AND_WRITERS, Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum, Nanjing, China On the Cutting Edge: Aspects of Korean Contemporary Photography, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan The moment, 63 Sky Art Museum, Seoul, Korea 2010 Media Art Festival: DIGIFESTA, Gwangju Biennale Hall, Gwangju, Korea Seoul International Photo Festival, Garden 5 Gallery, Seoul, Korea Gwangju & Seoul Creative Studio Resident Artists Exchange Exhibition: No..., Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea Serotonin II, SeMA Gyeonghuigung of Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul OZ Thema, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, Korea make up photo, Vit Gallery, Seoul, Korea Getxophoto Festival, Getxo, Spain Blue Dot ASIA, Seoul Art Center. Seoul, Korea Utopia, Gallery Illum, Seoul, Korea New Digital Age, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia


2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997

Illusion, 2×13 Gallery, Seoul, Korea Art at Home: Wonderful Life, Doosan Art Center, Seoul, Korea Factory, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea Contemporary Korean Art, Korean Cultural Centre, London, UK Time of Response, Arario Gallery, Beijing, China Multiple Art Lovers, Gallery M, Daegu Korea Shanghai eArt Festival, Xuhui Art Museum, Shanghai, China Our Land, Our People, Gwangju Folk Museum, Gwangju, Korea Daegu and Gwangju New Vision, Debec Gallery, Daegu, Korea The First Decade, Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea Uijae Art Studio open studio, Uijae Museum, Gwangju, Korea Media Experiment, Chosun University Museum, Gwangju, Korea Historical Culture Travel: Island, Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea Humanity of Angle, Gwangju Museun of Art, Gwangju, Korea The Image of Korean Modern Life, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul Korea The Tales of 15 Villages, The former site of Jeollanaamdo Provincial Building, Gwangju, korea Geumgang Nature Art Pre-Biennale 2005: ABOUT-FROM-FOR NATURE, Yatoo Nature Art-Museum, Gongju, Korea Toward Ecotopia, Jeollanamdo Okgwa Art Museum, OKgwa, Korea Geumgang Nature Art Pre-Biennale 2004, Geumgang Biennale Special Hall, Gongju, Korea Korea Young Artists Biennale, Daegu Culture and Art Center, Daegu, Korea Landscape: 10 photographers, Uijae Museum, Gwangju Korea It’s the Landscape, Chohung Gallery, Seoul, Korea View and Gaze, Sinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea Amazing Things Happen in Gwangju River” Lotte Gallery, Gwangju, Korea Intersection, SPAS Gallery. Rochester. New York, USA 19 photographers with Calm Land, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka Japan Digital Art, Gallery r, Rochester. New York, USA Honor Show, SPAS Gallery, Rochester, New York, USA More Than Several, SPAS Gallery, Rochester, New York, USA Calm land, Sai Gallery, Seoul, Korea Honam photo Festival, Familyland Special Exhibition Hall, Gwangju, Korea 6 Photographers with Calm Land, Gallery 2000, Seoul Korea HIPHO, Indeco Gallery, Seoul, Korea Commuagate, Sansung Photo Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Awards 2006

Grand Prize, Shinsegae Art Awards

Residency 2014 2013 2009 2006

Shanghai Zwndai Zugagak Museum of Art Studio, Chaina Gasiri Art Studio, Jeju, Korea Gwangju Museum of Art Studio Uijae Art Studio

Public Collections Art Bank, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea Daelim Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea Art Sonje Museum, Gyeongju, Korea Westin Chosun Hotel, Busan, Korea Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea Jeollanam-do Provincial Office, Muan, Korea


Moto Waganari, born 1967 in Flensburg, Germany 1991 - 2000 1992 - 1999 2000 - 2011 2008

Artistduo “Eisenherz” - sculptures University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt am Main - Dep. Architecture Optimat desktop world creation - architecture Lutz Wagner creates digital sculptures alias Moto Waganari

Selected Solo Exhibitions 2014 2012 2011

Real Virtuality Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York Real Fiction, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München Polygon Works, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München

Selected Group Exhibitions 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2000 1997

Dialog, Villa Friede, Mehlem New Masters, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München Modern Sculpture, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München Märchen, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München Abwehr, Vögele Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon Babylons Schatten III, Pasinger Fabrik, München Spieltrieb, Aaber ArtSpace, München Colekt, Frankfurt/M Omnium Rauminstallation, Expo, Hannover Eisenherz Skulpturen, Dragonfly Gallery, Taipei

Selected Art Fairs 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

Art Miami, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Miami Art Miami New York, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, New York Scope Basel, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Basel Art Wynwood, Hollis Taggarts Galleries, Miami The Armory Show, Hollis Taggarts Galleries, New York Art Karlsruhe, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Karlsruhe Art Silicon Valley, Jörg Heitsch Galerie/ Hollis Taggart Galleries, San Francisco CONTEXT, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Miami Kunst 14 Zürich, Jörg Heitsch Gallery, Zürich Art Karlsruhe, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München Expo Chicago, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York The Armory Show, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York Kunst 13 Zürich, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Zürich Context Art Miami, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Miami Art Southampton, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York The Armory Show, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York Expo Chicago Art Southampton, Hollis Taggart Galleries, CONTEXT Art Miami, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Florida Art Karlsruhe, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Karlsruhe ART FAIR, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Köln Kunst 12 Zürich, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Zürich Art Helsinki, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Helsinki Contempo Munich, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München Art Fair 21, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Köln Kunst 11 Zürich, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Zürich

Public Spaces 2013

Zukunft des Bauens, DETAIL research, HFF München CeBIT VIP Lounge, Zeichen & Wunder GmbH für SAP, Hannover

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Masters of Light  

The art works included in this exhibition are very different from one another, but they do have one characteristic in common. They report on...

Masters of Light  

The art works included in this exhibition are very different from one another, but they do have one characteristic in common. They report on...