Biography

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.

http://www.wonkunjun.de/

CV

Education

  • 1997 B.A., Chugye University for The Arts, Seoul, Korea
  • 1998-1999 Completed Braunschweigkunsthochschule Course, Braunschweig Germany
  • 1999-2003 B.A., Düsseldorf Kunstakademie, Germany
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  • 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
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  • 2013 Mark Rothko international Residence, Latvia
  • 2016 Youngen Art museum Residence, Korea

Exhibitions (selection)

  • 2018 New Collection, Osan Art Museum, Korea
  • 2017 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
  • 2016 Yungeun Museum of Contempory, Kyungido, Korea
    Art Geneva, Geneva Switzerland
    ArtCentral, Hongkong
    CICA Art Museum Gyeonggi Do Gimpo, Korea
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  • 2015 Enlightenment Gallery LVS Seoul, Korea
    Jenseits of Logik Gallery Cubus-m, Berlin Germany
    Korean Contemporary: Fusion, Galerie Ron Mandos, The Netherlands
  • 2014 Wonkun Jun, Jun Azumatei Galerie Katharina Krohn, Basel Switzerland
    INSIDE OF INSIDE Galerie Bräuning Contemporary Art, Hamburg Germany