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Korean Contemporary Art: Cha Young-Seok

About Cha Young-Seok

Youngseok Cha was born in 1976 and currently works and lives in Seoul, South Korea. As one of the most prospected emerging artists in Korea, Cha's work has been exhibited numerous galleries as well as museums such as Keumho Museum of Art, SOMA museum of Art and National Museum of Contemporary Art. He also has received awards and grants for emerging artists by the Arts Council in Korea.

Source: Space Cottonseed

'I make my own landscapes trying to remember the bits and pieces of objects that remain familiar to me in my memory. Objects jumbled roughly together: that is the landscape I've seen throughout my life. These images are stored and reorganized in my head, and then they are moved onto the paper where they seem harmonious, natural and calm, as if they had always been there, in that same condition.'

Source: Korean Eye: Contemporary Korean Art, 2012

Well Still Life, 2005. Pencil on paper.

Well Still Life, 2011. Pencil, ballpoint pen on paper.

Transforming Being Forgotten, 2012. Pencil, gold pen on paper.