Seung Wook Sim
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S eung Wook Sim is an artist who was born in 1972 in Seoul, Korea. He holds a bachelor and a master in Sculpture from Hong-ik University and a second master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the School of the Art institute of Chicago (SAIC). His work includes sculptures, installations, paintings and photographs. His inspiration is drawn from emotions such as anxiety, fear, and unfulfilled desire which they deem as fundamental in creating the illusion of stability within a society. Individuals appear accustomed to this instability and no further need arises with regards to resolving it. Observing this fundamental instability allows the observer to notice the duality of all aspects of life that are hosted on it. From construction to deconstruction and up to reality and illusion, the pursuit of happiness and the drive of people to satisfy their desires is shaped by ambiguities that deem the relative journey to be almost futile.
Award: Prudential Eye Awards Contemporary Asian Art (Winner of Sculpture) 2014.
Residency program SeMANanji Residency(Seoul Museum of Art residency program, Seoul, Korea 2019 Incheon Art Platform (IAP)Residency Program, Incheon, Korea, 2017 MMCA Artist Residency Goyang(National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea, 2016 Gana atelier Residency program, Jangheung, Korea, 2012 International Studio & Curatorial program (ISCP)Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY, 2010.
Collections: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea (Art Bank), Korea Seoul Museum of Art, Korea, Teapot Gallery for Contemporary Art, Germany Carl Hammer Gallery USA, ARTSIDE Gallery, Korea Gallery Royal, Korea Gallery Absinth, Korea AEKYUNG(AK Department store) .
Works Sold: MMCA (Art Bank), Korea SeMA, Korea Carl Hammer Gallery, USA ARTSIDE Gallery, Korea Gallery Royal, Korea.
Press: Sculpture / October 2011/ Jonathan Goodman Art in culture / November 2013 / Jung Hyon.
WINNER SCULPTURE - EYE AWARD 2014 | KOREAN EYE ARTIST
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