April 17 2019 – August 21 2019
Sun K. Kwak is an interdisciplinary artist. Kwak is well known for her series of “Space Drawing” with masking tape that transforms a space into a new pictorial reality with full of dynamic energy. “My drawings are born through the communion between the material and the spiritual, wherein my own self is constantly reflected emptying itself.” as says on her statement, the visual result built between the artist’s performative practice intensely layered labour and the notion of spiritual communion.
NYB gallery proudly features Kwak’s project which embraces a range: site-specific “Space Drawing” spending about two weeks in Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA in response to the space. This work is “an invitation for viewers to walk into space and experience a body of new pictorial reality. As they step into, their visual perception is expended to another dimension of time and space”. “Sculptural Drawing” that the artist’s searching images in the unconscious mind by starting with air draw in space with gaffer tape. This is not only her approaches to three-dimensional forms of the material but also the accumulated layers of time built on individual works as well. “Drawing on Paper” has been produced within as a trace of the intimate conversation between the consciousness and unconsciousness that opens the new chapter of private communion closely connected to the “Sculptural Drawing”.
Sun K. Kwak lives and works in New York City and originally from Seoul Korea . Her internationally acclaimed installations have been exhibited worldwide, including at the Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (Taichung) and the Korean National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul).Words by Lina Vincent