Ahram Kwon

Korea

Ahram Kwon dismantles fundamental ideas about media such as language, time, and material, and reveals them through the medium of video and installation. The artist's personal thoughts and experiences reflected in this process permeate the background of the work and appear in a fairly symbolic and compact way. In particular, experience in various cultures becomes a background to re-understand the structural concept of language, and the conceptual connection of language, body, and media is expressed by visual metaphor using mixed media.

 

In 2012, she graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art (UCL) with a master’s degree in Fine-Art Media in the UK and selected as a resident artist for MMCA Residency Goyang (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, 2015), Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart Residency Program (Germany, 2016) and Gyunggi Creation Center Residency Program (Korea, 2018). Also, she is an artist selected for SeMA Emerging Artists Supporting Program (Seoul Museum of Arts, Korea, 2018) and Public Art New Hero Artist (Korea, 2018).

 

Ahram Kwon, a still from Surfaces, 2016, single channel video, 5 minutes 17 seconds (loop), black and white, stereo sound

Surfaces

 

Surfaces are a presentation that is created by superimposing textures on the body's skin, mineral surfaces and virtual modeling. Surfaces that are disorderly arranged on a plane without hierarchy or order, which are stripped from the surrounding environment or natural properties, flatten the concept of physical space, imaginary space, and inside / out of existence on a horizontal layer. The scrambled and arranged surfaces are another attempt to translate the concept of the world today and the body, which is no longer confined to space. Also, it is another attempt to give skin a screen.