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Artist
Nak-Beom Kho

live /
Seoul, Korea

born /
1960 Seoul, Korea
Contact: nak_beom@hotmail.com
Link to; "http://www.bd.co.kr/artnet/artist/kho/main.html"
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Datail of "Death of Marat"
1996
photo-reproduction
76.7 x 102.5cm
Stripe of "Death of Marat"
1996.
Oil on Canvas,
76.7 x 102.5cm


Umber
1996.
Oil on Canvas,
227.3x181.8cm

Purple
1996.
Oil on Canvas,
227.3x181.8cm

Red
1996.
Oil on Canvas,
227.3x181.8cm

Vermilion
1996.
Oil on Canvas,
227.3x181.8cm

Orange
1996.
Oil on Canvas,
227.3x181.8cm

Yellow
1996.
Oil on Canvas,
227.3x181.8cm

Light Brown
1996.
Oil on Canvas,
227.3x181.8cm


Datail of "Sick Barcus"
1997.
Photo on panel,
76.7 X102.5cm
Stripe of"Sick Barcus"
1997.
Oil on Canvas,
76.7 X102.5cm


Cyan Green

1997.
Oil on Canvas, 227.3x181.8cm

Moss Green

1997.
Oil on Canvas, 227.3x181.8cm

Meadow Green

1997.
Oil on Canvas, 227.3x181.8cm

Silver Green

1997.
Oil on Canvas, 227.3x181.8cm

Light Sierra
Green

1997.
Oil on Canvas, 227.3x181.8cm

Dust Grey
1997.
Oil on Canvas, 227.3x181.8cm

Emerald Green 1997.
Oil on Canvas, 227.3x181.8cm


Datail of
"The Goddess of Freedom"

1997.
Photo on panel,
76.7 X102.5cm
Stripe of
"The Goddess of Freedom"

1997.
Oil on Canvas,
76.7 X102.5cm


Naples Yellow
Shade
1998.
Oil on Canvas,
227.3x181.8cm

Lemon Yellow

1997.
Oil on Canvas,
227.3x181.8cm

Japanese
Yellow

1998.
Oil on Canvas,
227.3x181.8cm

Chrom Yellow

1997.
Oil on Canvas,
227.3x181.8cm

Chrome Yellow
Orange

1997.
Oil on Canvas,
227.3x181.8cm

French Red
Vermilioned
1997.
Oil on Canvas, 227.3x181.8cm

Birch Wood
Yellow

1998.
Oil on Canvas, 227.3x181.8cm




While working in a museum, I had the opportunities to visit many of the world's best museums.
The experience of looking at the original artworks that I had only known through the reproductions
from the countless art books and the magazines was a treat and the perfect bliss.
By the mere fact that each and every one of the artworks reflecting back the centuries of times past are all assembled in one site,
the museum was the only place that truly moved me.
And especially when I met the portraits on display at the museums.
I was moved by a queer emotional response, a kind of illusion of a chance encounter by a time-machine,
that is beyond confines of time and space.
My portraits are images appropriated from friends and acquaintances nearby.
Using the recognizability of the genre of portraiture,
I have taken the image of the facial features and designated colors to give distinction to each portrait.
Somewhat like the photo in a passport or an identification card,
the snapshot is translated and realigned into a close-up of the facial image.
The close-up facial image has a double effect of both emphasizing and yet also erasing individual differences.
In that erasure, the image remains as a single color image.
This single color is a remembered color according to my sensibilities, and is representative of each sitter's character.
The color functions as a synthesis, metaphor or metonymy of many circumstances.
To me color is the object of metaphysical concepts, or on the contrary,
a kind of memory code that can render various events and objects as non-objective.
It is like the reaction against the chaos of cultural settings that envelop us.

Kho Nak-Beom





Nak-Beom Kho
1960 born in Seoul, Korea


Exhibitions

One-person exhibitions


1988 "Siren, Silence", Gallery Yoon, Seoul
1994 "Man ne quin-Pschycological Inconographies", Gallery Boda, Seoul
1995 "MUSEUM", Gallery Boda, Seoul
1996 "Portrait Museum - From Body To Face", MOMA CONTEMPORARY, Fukuoka, Japan
1998 "Portrait Museum-From Body To Face" Artist Space Seoul, Seonam Art Center, Seoul


Group exhibitions

1987 "THE SPEARHEAD IN OUR GENERATIONS", Gallery Kwan- Hoon, Seoul
"The 1st exhibition by Group Museum", Gallery Kwan-Hoon, Seoul
"Print-Concept, The 2nd exhibition by Group Museum", P&P Gallery, Seoul
"The 3rd Exhibition by Group Museum", Gallery Soo, Soeul
"Direction", Gallery Yoon, Seoul
1988 "U.A.O- Unidentified Art Object", by Korean, Japanese, American Artists,
The 4th Group Museum Project, Renoir Art Hall, Seoul
1990 "Electronic Cafe Project / L.A.-Seoul /", Ahn Graphics, Seoul
"Sunday Seoul", Gallery SoNaMoo, Seoul
1994 "REMOTE CONTROL", Gallery Boda, Seoul
1995 "D.M.Z(De-militarized Zone)-PROPAGANDA", Gallery Kwan- Hoon, Seoul
"SSACK(bud)", Sonje Museum, Seoul
"On the Sfumato", Art Space Seoul, Seoul
"Art, Habit, Review", Kumho Museum, Seoul
1996 "Politic and Poster", Shinsegee Museum, Kwang-Joo, Gallery Boda, Seoul
"Art at Home", Gallery Seomi, Seoul
1997 "Hamburg-Dialogue-Seoul", International Culture Factory KAMPNAGEL, Hamburg, Germany (September 23 - October 12),
Sponsored by Hamburg City Municipal Government
"The 2nd Kwang-ju Biennial" (September 1 November 17), Kwang-Joo


Permanent Collection

"Portrait Museum-From Body To Face" (Red), Fukuoka Fine Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan


Articles about the Artist


"Man ne quin", SPACE, Space Co., 1994. 2
"Man ne quin, The Symbol of Contemporary Urban City Culture", Wolgan Art, 1994. 2
"Life-style, Identity, Man ne quin", Gana Art, 1994, 3/4
"Art 1st Avenue", Yeo-Won Magazine, 1994. 2
"Museum", The 3rd one-person exhibition by Nak-Beom Kho, Wolgan Art, 1995. 3
"Museum" Art And ASIA_PACIFIC, Australia, Vol.2, No.3, 1995
Asia Pop Culture, No.1, Japan, 1996
NIHKEL ART, No.97, Japan, 1996
Hamburg Invitation Exhibition SPACE, Space 10, 1997, 5/6

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