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Koo Seong Youn (b.1969)
LOT ID: 81556
Candy Series b01.02, ie. circa 2009

Chromogenic Print (C-print), digital c-print
47.25 х 47.25 in. (120.02 x 120.02 cm.)
Signed, other, by the artist. This work comes directly from the Studio of the Artist, Korea.
Print/Casting Year ie. circa 2009
Edition of 5
Lot description
"Candy Series b01.02" is a stunning color photograph in two parts by acclaimed Korean Contemporary artist Koo Seong Youn (b. 1969). This close-up diptych of ripe fruits, flowers and leaves is in fact made entirely of candy. Shot against a vivid blue background, this "everlasting-bouquet" appears verdant and fresh, when it is in fact it is completely saccharine. This work is from an edition of 5, total dimensions are 47.25 x 47.25 inches (120 x 120 cm); with each photograph measuring 47.25 x 23.60 inches (120 x 60 cm) and in excellent condition. This work can easily ship professionally rolled.

Koo Seong Youn was born in 1969 and graduated with a B.A. in philosophy from Songguk University, Seoul in 1994 and a B.F.A. in Photography from Seoul Institute of the Arts in 1997. The artist has exhibited in elite group exhibitions throughout Asia including at the Gana Art Center, Busan and the Seoul Museum of Art, as well as in Beijing at 798 space gallery, CAIS Gallery in Hong Kong, and the Sejong Museum of Art (2012). The artist has had solo exhibitions throughout Asia at Duckwon Gallery, Samzigil Gallery, and Trunk Gallery amongst others. The artist has also participated in Seoul International Photo Festival, Scope Art Fair:New York and The Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair: Shanghai. His work is held in a number of permanent collections including the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, Art Bank and the Gyoonggi Museum of Modern Art and is sought-after on both the primary and secondary markets.
Candy Series b01.02 by Koo Seong Youn
  • Candy Series b01.02 by Koo Seong Youn
  • Candy Series b01.02 by Koo Seong Youn
  • Candy Series b01.02 by Koo Seong Youn
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