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'The Spectrum of Memories - Light and Color '

July 25, 2011 - August 15, 2011

HelioArt introduce Yongrae Kwon's works at the Lotte Hotel from July 25, 2011 until August 15, 2011.

A stainless steel unit with light and shadow is a paint brush for Yongrae Kwon. This raises a mystery seeing as reflected in the stainless steel causing the reflected scattered light sparkles on the work. Even the shadow of the light generated in the opposite direction within one element of his work, and is responsible for the beauty of the space.

HelioArt will present to the public the beauty of space with luxurious than fill the space inside the hotel with works of Yongrae, which creates an atmosphere consisting of light and shadow.


Stainless Steel, And Its Coldness and Hotness

Recently, I have been using stainless steel. Stainless steel is cold. It is cool-headed. And it is pure. I like the coldness and straightforwardness of the stainless steel. It is urban and modern and intellectual. I use the cold stainless steel in order to convey hotness. Let’s take a look at the making process. First, I grind and polish the stainless steel. As a result, the steel becomes even more reflective and mirror-like than before. I cut the product into smaller units. I hammer the units. Long and boring time passes. The hard light that have been reflected onto the steel breaks with the loud noises of hammering. The light now is dispersed as it reflects from the hammered steel parts. It’s a dancing time for light. After the long and repetitive process, thousand units of steel are created. The units become pigments of my work. Thousands of cold units join the canvass to take on the illusions of hotness and passion. This moment resembles sunset; this is the moment when material becomes an image. Thus, my work is essentially a painting. When I apply the steel units on my canvass, I feel the euphoria the painter feels when one paints.

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