September 27, 1970 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Education||Seoul National University|
|Known for||Painting, Graphics|
|Notable work(s)||the interspaces|
Junggeun Oh, also Oh Jung Geun (Korean: 오정근; born 27 September 1970, in Seoul, South Korea) is a Korean painter. Living in Berlin since 2004 he paints artworks of a modern minimalism mixing abstraction with realism. The artist is represented by galerie son, Berlin.
Junggeun Oh studied Fine Arts at Seoul National University in South Korea. During that time he already had been working as a teacher at Sun-Hwa College of Fine Arts in Seoul and as a lecturer at Won-Kwang University Iksan. In 2004 he moved with his family to Berlin.
He won several awards and scholarships.
In the early 2000 years Junggeun Oh created highly detailed woodprints that were sometimes over-sized and made of more than 40 plates each.
Since living in Berlin Oh has been working on his series "interspaces" (in German "Zwischenräume“). Herein he paints (mostly in red) the shapes that buildings draw in the sky as minimalistic abstract forms. 2012 Junggeun Oh designed a Buddy Bear for the ambassy of South Korea.
- Junggeun OH, THE PAGE GALLERY, Korea, Seoul, 2012
- "Roter Himmel über Berlin (red heaven over Berlin)". Die WELT 23 Nov 2007.
- Morgenpost Berlin, 27 Sept 2012
- junggeun-oh.com including the artist's catalogue raisonné