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bongchull shin

CUBES AND STRIPES

In my series cubes and stripes my desire is to unify glass and light. Depending on the way the light falls and the position of the observer, the shapes and colours of reflections change and intertwine with the textures of the wall behind.

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Alpenweg (Mountain Trail)
130 × 130 × 10 cm (panel size), glass, laminated, 2015

BW2317
78 × 90 × 10 cm, glass, laminated, 2017

Winterliche Mondlandschaft (Winter Moon Landscape)
115 × 130 × 10 cm, glass, laminated, 2017

Dichroic 0114
14 × 14 × 14 cm, dichroic glass, laminated, 2014

B4015
400 × 180 × 10 cm, glass, laminated, 2015

B3614
126 × 126 × 10 cm, glass, laminated, 2014

BW2317
78 × 90 × 10 cm, glass, laminated, 2017

Four Walls (M)
8 × 16.8 × 11 cm, glass, laminated, 2017

M3515
156 × 125 × 10 cm, glass, laminated, 2015

Study on Black
60 × 60 × 10 cm, glass, laminated, 2017

A&F1917
110 × 55 × 10 cm, glass, laminated, 2017

Four Walls (L)
10 × 18 × 13 cm, glass, laminated, 2017

B3613
160 × 160 × 10 cm (panel size), glass, laminated, 2013

Dichroic 1216
110 × 110 × 10 cm (panel size), dichroic glass, laminated, 2016

Blauschwarzfuchs
132 × 109 × 10 cm, glass, laminated, 2017

VR1314
130 × 78 × 10 cm, glass, laminated, 2014

VOR1314
130 × 78 × 10 cm, glass, laminated, 2014

VR1314
130 × 78 × 10 cm, glass, laminated, 2014

G1915
198 × 53 × 10 cm, glass, laminated, 2015

O0916
96 × 400 × 10 cm, glass, laminated, 2016

O0916
96 × 400 × 10 cm, glass, laminated, 2016

Flow
76 × 105 × 10 cm (panel size), glass, laminated, 2017

O0315
34 × 130 × 10 cm, glass, laminated, 2015

BROKEN GLASS

The driving force behind my series broken glass is my interest in language. I write statements and quotations out of glass sherds, creating conflict between form and meaning. Through this conflict, the language gains new meaning and grows.

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Cross
90 × 150 × 7 cm, broken glass, 2013

Cross
90 × 150 × 7 cm, broken glass, 2013

To love and be loved
160 × 130 × 7 cm (panel size), broken glass, 2013

Yes
60 × 170 cm, broken glass, 2014

Yes
60 × 170 cm, broken glass, 2014

Amsterdam
120 × 15 × 7 cm (panel size), broken glass, 2014

I woke up with your name on my lips
150 × 70 × 7 cm (panel size), broken glass, 2014

Ich habe die Liebe vergessen (I forgot the love)
120 × 90 × 7 cm (panel size), broken glass, 2016

Protect me from what I want (quote: Jenny Holzer)
147 × 110 × 7 cm (panel size), broken glass, 2015

Love Faith Hope
150 × 150 × 7 cm (panel size), broken glass, 2010

Vergiss die Liebe (forget love)
160 × 90 × 7 cm (panel size), broken glass, 2014

Vater (Father)
125 × 25 × 7 cm, broken glass, 2013

VOID IN SOLID

Empty space is the source of my inspiration for the series
void in solid. I explore the border between emptiness and saturation. Forms twisting their way through hollowed glass layers confuse the observer. Shapes within the sculptures appear solid but on further reflection the observer realizes the shapes are simply empty space.

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Hexagon
12 × 12 × 40 cm, glass, laminated, 2016

Geometry
12 × 12 × 40 cm, glass, laminated, 2016

House Pagoda
8 × 10 × 20.5 cm, glass, laminated, 2016

Rice Pagoda
10 × 10 × 30 cm, glass, laminated, 2016

Rice Pagoda
10 × 10 × 30 cm, glass, laminated, 2016

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Catalogue

Exhibitions

past

Diploma Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany, 2017
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Broken Glass Installation, St. Paul Church, Munich, Germany, 2013

Solo Exhibition, The Echo of Light, Kunstraum Seven Elohim, Munich, Germany, 2015

Duo Exhibition, Transformation, Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany, 2019

Upper Bavarian Prize for Applied Art, Schafhof, Freising, Germany, 2013

Group Exhibition, Bender Schwinn Project 2, Galerie Bender, Munich, Germany, 2017

Solo Exhibition, The Weight of the Shadow, Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany, 2018

Downloads

Abstract

20180924_abstract_en.pdf

Catalogue Texts

20180924_catalogue_texts_en.pdf

CV

20190419_cv_en.pdf

Press Kit CMYK

20190419_press_kit_cmyk.zip

Press Kit RGB

20190419_press_kit_rgb.zip

bongchull shin

Glass, while pivotal in my work, is merely the vessel through which my art is created. By reflecting and refracting light, my glass shapes generate something new and unique. The resulting patterns never stay the same. They emerge by coincidence and they are constantly changing depending on where the light falls and where the observer stands.

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