Casper Kang

Born in Canada in 1981, Casper Kang lives and works in Seoul, South Korea.

 

Casper Kang draws inspiration from the corpus of traditional Korean imagery, reinterpreting and presenting the history of his mother culture as a formal recollection of an alternate past. The Canadian-born, Seoul based Architect-turned-painter's attraction to the cultural legacy of Korea could very well be described as a child-like fascination that is remarkably uninformed and impartial. His formal intent is objective rather than interpretive, resulting in a detached view towards what the images in his work might traditionally signify or represent. He appropriates and alters (sometimes beyond recognition) traditional Korean imagery in an attempt to create virtual possibilities of his cultural heritage from a perspective that is both antiquated and modern, outside of the restraints of convention or history. Images wrapped up in the cultural context of another age undergo a fundamental transformation, becoming integral components of Kang's fresh new oeuvre that is undeniably contemporary.

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EDUCATION

B.A.S., Carleton University School of Architecture, Ottawa, Canada, 2004

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014  Casper Kang, Helio Art Space, Seoul, South Korea

2013  153 Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2012  MMXII, Gallery AI1, Seoul, South Korea
2011  Self Dynasty, Gallery Imazoo, Seoul, South Korea
2010  C.R.E.A.M. Gallery CHA, Seoul, South Korea
2009  Phantasmagoria III Daily Projects, Seoul, South Korea

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 

Creative Cities, Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Korea Tomorrow 2013, SAC Hangaram Museum, Seoul, South Korea
Take Off Korea 2013, Interpark Bluesquare Nemo, Seoul, South Korea
Fearless, Able Fine Art NY, New York, USA
New Generation, Able Fine Art Seoul, Seoul, South Korea

2012
House of Editions, Shinsegae Flagship Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
SCAF, (SAC Hangaram Museum), Seoul, South Korea
8 Seconds Opening, 8 Seconds Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Showcase Reboot, Platoon Kunsthalle, Seoul, South Korea

2011
YMCA, Gallery Imazoo, Seoul, South Korea

2010
Spring, We Will Spring, Galley Imazoo, Seoul, South Korea

2008
International Young Artists’ Exhibition, Coreana Art Museum (Space*C), Seoul, South Korea

 

ART FAIRS

2013

KIAF, COEX Convention Center, Seoul, South Korea

2012
Daegu Art Fair, Daegu EXCO, Daegu, South Korea
New Caledonia Hotel Art Fair, Le Méridien Nouméa, New Caledonia
Art Edition, COEX Convention Center, Seoul, South Korea
CIGE 2012, China World Trade Center, Beijing, China

 

OTHER PROJECTS

2014

Sulwhasoo Artist Collaboration
Opening Ceremony LLC Artist Collaboration
Dynamic Duo “Lucky Numbers”, 7th Studio Album Cover Artwork
Zine Tokyo 6, Publication Exhibition, BEAMS Flagship Store, Tokyo, Japan / Taipei, Taiwan
2012

Binggrae Co. Ltd. Artist Collaboration
Absolut Vodka Korea Artist Collaboration

 

PUBLICATIONS

Next Generation In Asia Creative, Pie Books Japan, 2013
Juxtapoz New Contemporary, Ginko Press, 2013
Korea Tomorrow 2013 – Image Installation, KoreaTomorrow.org, 2013
Divvisions, Casper Kang, 2013
Maps Magazine Vol. 73, Jan. 2014, Artist Feature, Infinite Media Inc., 2014
Public Art, Oct. 2013, Exhibition Feature, Artinpost Inc., 2013
Harper’s Bazaar Korea No.205, Aug. 2013, Photoshoot Feature, Kaya Media Inc., 2013
Magazine Art, March 2013, Exhibition Feature, Magazine Art Inc., 2013
Spectrum No.8, Winter 2012, Gallery Feature, Prizm Distribution Inc., 2012
Gallery Guide Vol.144, Sept.-Oct. 2012, Exhibition Feature, 2012
Eloquence International Creator’s Magazine No. 53, Aug. 2012, Interview, Times Core Co., 2012
Surface Asia No. 11, Jul. 2012, Interview, 2012
Art In Asia, May-June 2012, Artist Feature, aMart Publications Inc., 2012
Arena Homme+ Korea No.72, Feb. 2012, Interview, Seoul Cultural Publishers Inc., 2012
Maps Magazine Vol. 50, Feb. 2012, Interview, Infinite Media Inc., 2012
Arena Homme+ Korea No.71, Jan. 2012, Feature Contributor, Seoul Cultural Publishers Inc., 2012
Art In Culture Vol. 156, Dec. 2011, Exhibition Feature, aMart Publications Inc., 2011
Esquire Korea No.188, May 2011, Artist Feature, Kaya Media Inc., 2011
Spectrum No.1, Spring 2011, Artist Feature, Prizm Distribution Inc., 2011

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