Yoon Suk One Korea, b. 1983


Yoon Suk One treats painting as a medium for documenting his unique observation and contemplation. Yoon constructs a fundamental resource of his practice by collecting and taking pictures of city landscapes constantly shifting their appearances depending on the change of light and seasons.


While he is skillful at precisely revealing subjects of painting through detailed and elaborate depiction, his authentic style trained for years, which is reinforcing subjective elements such as private memories and sentiments indwelling in the subjects ultimately enables Yoon to broaden his potential beyond the territory of conventional still-life paintings. The viewers can notice the vertical or horizontal repetitive brushstrokes on the top surface of his paintings. Being mainly discovered in the edge of each image which is evenly spread over the surface, this pattern is achieved by brush movements of pressing the surface and pushing it in both directions. This approach decreases the level of identifying outlines of the images while evoking a tone down effect and regional dynamics. Moreover, the oscillation sometimes decides the tonality of each work, as it evenly appears on the entire surface. In addition to the edges of canvases uniformly painted in light purple, the afterglow of the neutral gaze and a sense of temperature occurred in Yoon’s paintings whose vertical and horizontal brushstrokes’ amplitudes establish a collective form by repeating and overlapping.


Yoon Suk One completed a B.A. in Communication Design and an M.F.A in Contemporary Art from Konkuk University, Seoul. He has held solo exhibitions at Gallery Baton, Seoul (2016); Cheongju Art Studio, Cheongju (2014); Wumin Art Center, Cheongju (2014); and Chapter II (2018). He has participated in group exhibitions at Cheongju Museum of Art, Cheongju (2019); Danwon Art Museum, Ansan (2020, 2016); Shin Museum of Art, Cheongju (2018); and Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul (2013). Yoon is in the spotlight as the emerging contemporary painters since he was selected as a recipient of the 37th JoongAng FineArts Prize (2015) and the 18th Danwon Art Festival Award (2016). His work is included in the collection of National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; Danwon Art Museum, Ansan; Israel Tiroche DeLeon Collection; KAIST College of Business, Daejeon; and Chapter II, Seoul.


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