(Left) Memories of others-Mona lisa,145x112cm, Acrylic on canvas,2008
1964 born in
Pusan, lives and works in Seoul, Korea. College of Fine Arts, Seoul national
University Painting Dept., Graduate School, Hong-ik University, Painting
Dept., Arts Plastiques Dept.,Universite de Paris ¥· en Maitrise
2009 Seojeongwook Gallery, Seoul
2009 Soohoh Gallery, Yongin
2009 Gwang Hwa Moon Art Fair, Sejong Art center, Seoul
2008 Gallery Gac, Seoul
2008 Golden Eye Art Fair , C.O.E.X, Seoul
2009 Goyang International Art Festival, Goyang eoullim Museum
'Familly & neighbor', Gallery Umoha
'Marilyn monroe'î÷ (gallery godo)
¡®Happy 5 Artist¡¯ (gallery Art Ray)
'Tolerance in Art' (Kook-Min Art center )
2008 'Interface-pentaprism', DIO Art center, Korea
Inchon Art Fair 2008 In-chon Arts Center
2007 ¡®Spring of Art Now¡¯, Gallery Ho
objects we reproduce each signify a specific time. However, as Einstein's
relativity theory means all viewpoints that see the universe as static
and predictable disappear, and as it signifies the transition from a timeless
Euclid world where everythingis accurately defined and stationary, to
a dynamic world where everything is relative, changing and developing,
there is nothing existent nor immortal about time. Immortality is contained
in death, and that death makes us equal and free.
The work of Kwak Dae Chul fossilizes forms reproduced in reality to dissipate
what feels existent, and raises the question of reality of the images
we perceived, along with the falsehood of matter.
A concept is manifested in various ideas, to create a sense of emancipation
from the repression of being bound by the vision, and to shake the generally
used interpretation and understanding of history.
The artist means to use the symbol of a crack as a metaphor for a purpose.
A crack separates certain conceptsor the actual existence of objects from
others. To see the truth in everything that is being destroyed, it is
intended that creating images of things, artificially or naturally, be
reanalyzed as a relationship with imagination, so that we can see the
reanalyzed new form.
According to Baudrillard, images show reality as some reality, and further,
'no reality' as 'imagination', under the name of transformation. Some
reality, an image unrelated to the reality is born and becomes inundated
to eventually replace the reality. This is what Baudrillard means by 'simulation'.
The transformation of the existing state by cracking seeks to deny the
identity or to break from it. This is in context with the artist's intention
to create a new image.
One of the importantcharacteristics common to post-structuralists is that
they disrupt the self. And they go on, stepping over fixed meaning and
truth, towards fundamental and endlessly infinite signification. Derrida
also demands that we change the tendencies we have. Thus,he is telling
us that the authority of text is temporary, and that origins are nothing
but traces. According to Derrida, as he said that no meaning can be fixed
or definite, "in relation to the truth disruption exults dissemination,
in relation to unity and consistency it exults explosion and disintegration,
in relation to completed circles it exults indefinable space, and in relation
to prudence and rationality it exults amusement and hysteria." Derrida
saw Nietzsche's characteristics as all-out distrust of 'metaphysics' and
doubt in the value of 'truth' and 'meaning'; many cultural relativists
may believe that we analyze the world differently according to our social
contexts, but they believe that there exists the one society that we are
all analyzing. However, for Nietzsche, there is no single physical reality
that goes beyond our analysis.
It was thought that what exists is merely individuals' vision, and that
a final conclusion does not exist. Like Nietzsche, who was deeply aware
that we are bound by our own vision, the artist used repetitive theme
of figurated reproduction to seek transition to not an image of anobject
but to an artificial image. Thus the image in reality is interpreted together
with the reproduction of objects. There is skepticism on the criticisms
and all hypotheses of indefinite truths and what is fixed and systematized,
and the question of true identity of images is raised once again, through
dismantling images to interpret texts in a new way in order to break a
series of images.