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Sunok Chun

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!! ! ! ! ! ! ! Statement ! I am interested in boxes - both the way they contain things and the way they set things free. For me the freedom of open spaces means the embrace of space as an area that is philosophically full and empty at the same time.

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In Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince, a pilot tries to draw a sheep for the Little Prince who rejects the first three attempts as he is not happy with the sheep’s appearance. Finally, the pilot draws a box, explaining that the sheep is inside. “That is exactly the way I wanted it!” said the Little Prince. “Do you think that this sheep will have a great deal of grass?” Then he stepped into the box world of the sheep and through the windows in the box he looked at the outside world.

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Like the Little Prince I too need a box that will contain a “sheep.” A box that will shelter my dreams and ideas.

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I think of my art works as metaphoric boxes in which I glimpse reality as I see it. I am interested in the relationship between the enclosed space and the space beyond its boundaries. So my work is often comprised of antithetic elements that describe that relationship - such as geometry and the spontaneous gesture. My paintings set up a dialogue between rational straight lines and atmospheric areas of color with floating, gestural expression.

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! Side by Side 2014 oil on canvas 36 x 32 in ! !


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Inner Sanctum 2010 oil on canvas 36 x 32 in !


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Confluence 2014 oil on canvas 36 x 32 in

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Synthetic Thinking 2013 mixed media on canvas 64 x 44 in !


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Incidental Wisdom 2013 oil on canvas 64 x 44 in! !


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Phoenix 2014 mixed media on canvas 64 x 44 in! !


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! Chatter 2013 mixed media on canvas 64 x 44 in! !


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An Untidy 2014 oil on canvas 64 x 44 in !


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! Following the Wind 2012 oil on canvas 75 x 58 in !


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Antithesis 2011 oil on canvas 75 x 58 in !


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Glade 2010 oil on canvas 75 x 58 in! !


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Impromptu 2007 oil on canvas 72 x 58 in !


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Dragon 2007 oil on canvas 72 x 58 in

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Exegesis 2008 oil on canvas 54 x 48 in

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Emerging Thought 2011 oil on canvas 54 x 48 in !


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Whisper 2011 mixed media on canvas 54 x 48 in !


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!! ! ! ! ! PAINTINGS ! ! Side by Side 2014 oil on canvas 36 x 32 in Inner Sanctum 2010 oil on canvas 36 x 32 in Confluence 2014 oil on canvas 36 x 32 in Synthetic Thinking 2013 oil on canvas 64 x 44 in Incidental Wisdom 2013 oil on canvas 64 x 44 in Phoenix 2014 oil on canvas 64 x 44 in Chatter 2013 oil on canvas 64 x 44 in An Untidy 2014 oil on canvas 64 x 44 in Following the Wind 2012 oil on canvas 75 x 58 in Antithesis 2011 oil on canvas 75 x 58 in Glade 2010 oil on canvas 75 x 58 in Impromptu 2007 oil on canvas 72 x 58 in Dragon 2007 oil on canvas 56 x 48 in Exegesis 2008 oil on canvas 54 x 48 in Emerging Thought 2011 oil on canvas 54 x 48 Whisper 2011 oil on canvas 54 x 48

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Photographs by Max Yawney

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!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! About the Artist ! Sunok Chun was born in Seoul, Korea where she received her BFA from SungShin Women’s University. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York where she has maintained a studio since her graduate days at Pratt Institute (MFA/1997). She has had exhibitions both in the US and abroad including Germany, Korea, Austria and Japan.

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