Wonkun Jun


WONKUN JUN (KR, 1970) uses colour as the primary focus, it is a fundamental element in Jun’s paintings, which explore colour relationships and abstract elds of monochrome. The result is what Jun considers a glimpse into his consciousness—colour relationships that convey feeling and visualise his emotions, and which are imbued with an aura, a sense of age, and mystery. After completing his degrees in Seoul and Düsseldorf, Jun now lives and works in Düsseldorf. He has exhibited internationally in a.o. Korea, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United States and Singapore. Jun is a former resident artist at Mark Rothko Center, Latvia and National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea and his works are collected by renowned minimal painter Imi Knoebel. Wonkun Jun lives and works in Düsseldorf.



1997 B.A., Chugye University for The Arts, Seoul, Korea
1998-1999 Completed Braunschweigkunsthochschule Course, Braunschweig Germany
1999-2003 B.A., Düsseldorf Kunstakademie, Germany
2001 Meisterschueler (Prof. Helmut Federle)

Awards and nominations

2000 First Prize, All from Flows, Juried Exhibition by Plasmaselect Inc., Munich, Germany
2004-2005 Scholarship, Municipal Art Studio, Gaildorf, Germany
2006-2007 National Art Studio, Goyang, Korea
2013 Mark Rothko international Residence, Ratvia
2016 Youngen Art museum Residence, Korea

EXHIBITIONS (selection)

New Collection, Osan Art Museum, Korea

Gallery Werner Klein Cologne, Germany (Solo)
Kunstverein Trier Junge Kunst, Germany (Solo)
Pause Galerie LVS, Seoul Korea (Solo)
Friedhofsmuseum Karlsruhe, Germany
Europa Konkret II, Gallery M. Beck, Germany
Little Prince, Clayarch Gimhae Museum, South-Korea

Yungeun Museum of Contempory, Kyungido, Korea
Art Geneva, Geneva Switzerland
ArtCentral, Hongkong
CICA Art Museum Gyeonggi Do Gimpo, Korea

Enlightenment Gallery LVS Seoul, Korea
Jenseits of Logik Gallery Cubus-m, Berlin Germany
Korean Contemporary: Fusion, Galerie Ron Mandos, The Netherlands

Wonkun Jun, Jun Azumatei Galerie Katharina Krohn, Basel Switzerland
INSIDE OF INSIDE Galerie Bräuning Contemporary Art, Hamburg Germany