• Price
  • Medium
JANG Seungtaik
JANG Seungtaik (張勝澤, 1959-) is an alchemist who takes control of all the materials and transforms those into light. By using the main color revealed on the outside, JANG controls numerous hidden colors contained in the main color. That is a metaphor of transcendence. In his past works, colored light grains placed flatly on plexiglass asserted their existence. The final, singular color that resulted from overcoloring of countless brushstrokes toward the number 100, has continuously attempted to compete and reconcile with the underlaying, hidden colors. A person’s life holds its meaning in the permanent readjustment of relationships with other people and with nature. A single color on the surface of JANG’s painting refers to oneself. A person constantly becomes reorganized by the relationship with other colors (people) and the setting of the relationship with other lights (sky). In reply to a lasting and permanent question about the essence of art as a pursuit of the meaning of human beings through beautiful objects, JANG’s paintings provide a suitable answer. When he was asked about the essence of art and the method of looking at the world, the artist responded in the following sentences. “Although light and colors are basic elements that compose a painting, those become ultimate elements together with translucent materials in my works. The true meaning of my work is to reveal the spirit by specifying materiality through multiplied transparent hues and circulation of light.”16 26 27 The “revealment of the spirit” he states refers to the revealment of the mind given to a person by heaven, and such a mind points to a state in which all subjects are harmonized as one, thus being elevated to the reverence. JANG’s painting is an alchemy achieved through a combination of the main color on the surface and the numerous colors hidden underneath the main color. Simultaneously, it is a narrative in which competition and reconciliation of those elements imply the meaning of the world.


1959     Born in Gyeonggi-do Goyang

1986     B.F.A, Hongik University, Seoul

1989     License, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs de Paris

Lives and works in Pocheon, Gyeonggi-do, Korea




2021      Layered Painting, Gallery YEH, Seoul

2019      Layer Colors Painting, Song Art Gallery, Seoul

2016      THE COLORS, Gallery Bundo, Daegu, Korea

              THE COLORS, Date Gallery, Busan, Korea

2013      P&C Gallery, Daegu, Korea

2012      Lines, Gallery Skape, Seoul

2010      Trans Painting, Gallery Date, Busan, Korea  

              Trans Painting, Gallery Art Park, Seoul

2008      Trans Painting, Gallery Bundo, Daegu, Korea

              Trans Painting, Gaain Gallery, Seoul

2003      Gallery Ihn, Seoul

2002      Korea Art Gallery, Busan, Korea

2001      Gallery YEH, Seoul

1999      CAIS Gallery, Seoul

1998      Park Ryu-sook Gallery, Seoul

1997      Gallery Ci-Gong, Daegu, Korea

1996      Hak-chun Gallery, Cheongju, Korea

1995      Gallery Area, Paris

1993      Gallery Seohwa, Seoul

1990      Choi Gallery, Seoul

1989      Korean Art Center, Paris

              Albert Chanot Art center, Clamart, France




Public Collections

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Gwacheon, Korea

Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
Seoul National University, Seoul
Myongji University, Seoul



2022      Resonance, Gallery Dooin, Seoul

             The Hidden Masterpiece, Gallery BK, Seoul

2021      Utopia: now here, Gallery BK, Seoul

2020      Transcending Colors, Lee Bae Gallery, Busan, Korea

2018      And never said a word, OCI Museum of Art, Seoul

             The Post Danseakhwa of Korea, Leeahn Gallery, Seoul

2017      Under the skin, Artbit Gallery, Seoul

2014      Empty Fullness: Materiality and Spirituality in Contemporary Korean Art, Korean Culture Center, Shanghai; SPSI Art Museum, Shanghai

             Draw the Painting, Gallery Sejul, Seoul

2013      The Color, Ilwoo Space, Seoul

2012      Dansaekhwa-Korean Monochrome Painting, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

2011      Chinese, Korean and Japanese Modern Art Exhibition, Gallery 4 face space, Beijing

             Captive Space, Gallery Skape, Seoul

2010      Dup, the meme, BIBI Space, Daejeon, Korea

Temperate Aesthetics, Tong-In Auction Gallery, Seoul

             Drawing through process, Atelier 705, Seoul

In Side Out, Bongsan Cultural Center, Daegu; Seok Gallery, Daegu, Korea

2009      Painted painting, Gallery Art Park, Seoul

2008      Brushed, non-brushed after 10 years, Gallery Bundo, Daegu, Korea

2007      Color. Surface. Spirit, Gallery Topohous, Seoul

2006      Sharing the Passion, Gallery YEH, Seoul

             Quadrangle's colors, Gallery M, Daegu, Korea

             Light & Mind, Shin Museum of Art, Chungju, Korea

2005      Sonamu Paris/ Seoul, Korean Foundation, Seoul

Korean Contemporary Painting, Gallery YEH, Seoul

Monochrome Painting of Korea, Past and Present, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

2003      The Plastic, Gallery Art Park, Seoul

2002      Understanding Abstract Art, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul

             Difference and Coexistence, Noam Gallery, Seoul

             Chemical Art, Gallery Sagan, Seoul

2001      Korean Art 2001: The Reinstatement of Painting, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea; Guangdong Museum of Arts, Guangzhou, China

             3 Artists, Maechyang Gallery, Daegu, Korea

Art & Space, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul

2000      Gwangju Biennale 2000, Special Exhibition: The facet of Korean and Japanese Contemporary Art, Gwangju, Korea

             The Plastic., BHAK, Seoul

The New Millenium, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul

Beyond the canvas, Gallery Ihn, Seoul

Window Gallery, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul

Jang & Doh, Gallery Sagan, Seoul

Painting & Sculpture, Gallery Seohwa, Seoul

1999      Meeting with Time and Space: Three Dimensional Painting, Gallery YEH, Seoul

1998      Media and Painting, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul

Art as Therapy, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul

             Version 1, CAIS Gallery, Seoul

Five Freinds of Simon, Gallery Simon, Seoul

Gallery Face, Park Ryu-sook Gallery; Gallery Simon, Seoul

Brushed, Non-Brushed, Sai Gallery, Seoul

1998      Three Artists, Hakchun Gallery, Chungju, Korea

Special Exhibition Japan Independants, DongKyungdo Museum, Tokyo

1996      Ecole de Seoul, Gallery KwanHoon, Seoul

Place to Space, Gallery Gaain, Seoul

Daegu Work Shop, Gallery Cigong, Seoul; Gallery Shila, Daegu, Korea

1993      Small is Beautiful, Woong Gallery, Seoul

             Sonamu Atelier, Korean Art Center, Paris

1992      Work on paper, Gallery Seohwa, Seoul

1991      Korean Contemporary Painting, Meegan Gallery, Seoul

1990      Three Artists Drawing, Choi Gallery, Seoul

1989      90 Salon of the Young Painters, Grand Palais, Paris

1987      Vision of Paris, Hankook Gallery, Seoul

Salon de Figuration Critique, Grand Palais, Paris

1985      Independants, Art Center, Seoul

1984      Dong-A Grand Prix, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul



Layered Painting 150-22


Acrylic on canvas


Layered Painting 150-23


Acrylic on canvas


Layered Painting 150-21


Acrylic on canvas


가로모드를 지원하지 않습니다.