Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Magazine "Sculpture" - March

A Conversation with Jukhee Kwon
by Robert Preece
Jukhee Kwon uses abandoned and discarded books to make extraordinary sculptures that frequently resemble cascading waterfalls. For her, each destroyed book—its pages meticulously cut into ribbons—takes on new life through the process of creation and re-creation. Her recent work, /fromthebooktothespace/, shifts its form from tree to book, from book to tree, creating a metaphor for the cyclical relationship of life and death, destruction and creation, nature and art. Born and raised in South Korea, Kwon received a BA in fine art from Chung-Ang University in Anseong, south of Seoul (2004), and an MA in book arts from Camberwell College of Arts, London (2011). Since 2012, she has lived and worked in Grottaferrata, a town to the southeast of Rome. Over the last few years, Kwon has exhibited at many different London venues, including La Scatola Gallery, Illustration Studio Space, Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery, GX Gallery, Hanmi Gallery, New Gallery, and Barge House Gallery. She has also shown her work in Brussels, Paris, and Anseong. In 2013–14, there was a solo exhibition of her new works at the October Gallery in Central London...see the entire article in the print version of March's Sculpture magazine.

Red presence, 2013. Magazine paper and acrylic paint, 190 x 140 x 140 cm. Work installed at the former convent of San Bonaventura, Grottaferrata, Italy.

Art 14 London

             Dipping into darkness, 2013, paper (1book). 380* 50cm 
(photo by October gallery)

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

 Jukhee Kwon 
Solo exhibition at October Gallery in London

5th Dec 2013 - 1st Feb 2014
October gallery (

 Photos by Jonathan Greet

Thursday, 28 November 2013

  Abu Dhabi Art Fair 2013 
(20th-23rd November, Manarat al Saadiyat, Abu Dhai)

Represented by October gallery, London
Arabesque Dream, 14 encyclopedia and 3 who's who. 6m high 4m diameter, 2013

Video from Press TV

More images coming soon.....

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Studi Aperti   
Arts Festival
Ameno 5,6,7 Luglio 2013

Sunday, 19 May 2013

International Book Fair

Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino

 16th - 20th May, Torino 

                                                  Rainbow book, colored book, 20cm*400cm, 2013

                                                  Rainbow book, colored book, 20cm*400cm, 2013