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Lila Jang

Artist Residency Season: 
2011-12
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Lila Jang
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Jan 12 2012 - Feb 4 2012
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Jan 12 2012 - Mar 3 2012
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Lila Jang
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Lila Jang, a young sculptor from Seoul, South Korea, makes a practice of transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. Inspired by the limitations of a small apartment and the desire to escape the often monotonous routine of real life, Jang finds utopia by turning the traditional idea of furniture literally onto its head. Tables, chairs, desks, and stools take on the fluid, playfully exaggerated and voluminous characteristics of fantasy home furnishings, becoming whimsical pieces that are anthropomorphic, gestural, artful and vaguely humanoid without completely disconnecting from their original, more functional nature.

Says Jang, “My work represents who and where we are as human beings: in the midpoint of that constant struggle between reality and the ideal.”

Jang received her BFA in Sculpture from Hongik University in Seoul and her MFA from Ecole National Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.  Her most recent solo exhibition took place at the Centre Culturel de Coreen in Paris, and she has participated in group shows and art fairs internationally, including Paris, Zurich and Basel (in Switzerland), Seoul and Busan (in South Korea), and Sarajevo.

 

Works: 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2008

Sculptures Recentes, Centre Culturel de Coreen, Paris, France


Selected Group Exhibitions

2010

Mullea archive, Yeongdeungpo Art Hall, Seoul, South Korea

Dowindow vol.2, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South Korea

2009

Turning up #2, IMart Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Window Gallery, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South Korea

Story Telling, Galerie de CROUS beaux-arts, Paris, France

2008

The Alliance, doArt Gallery, Beijing, China and Seoul, South Korea

Il etait une fois...-Parcours St,Germain des pres, Bonpoint, Paris, France

Always Today, Kashya Hidebrand Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

2006

Coups de 19, Hyomin Gallery, Pusan, South Korea

Salon Video, 10m2 Gallery, Sarajevo, Bosnia


Art Fairs

2009

Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair, Seoul, South Korea

Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland

2008

Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL

Korea International Art Fair, Seoul, South Korea

 

 

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