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Sculpture & Installation Artworks

Beyond the APPLE 2022

Kwon Jian mixes various art genres causing confusion and prejudice with a happening, a theatrical element at the center which is felt by both the artist herself and the audience. All the processes and results that sound, time, space, phenomena, and movement are shown and felt are said to be one big canvas, and "art is a self-portrait of an era." 

Kwon Jian's cake, which was announced on December 31, 2020, was also created through this happening. It is 'Just a Cake', which will be shown as the main character in this exhibition. In the wake of the time when "cake plagiarism" became an issue at the end of December last year, the artist will have time to communicate with the work after focusing on creative work that projects her life using the cake as the motif of the work. 

Since November last year, she has naturally made original cakes while working with bakers at the bakery-cafe studio and revealed the cake of an unstructured pile of clay, inspired by playing clay art clay with her nephew. Jeff Koons reinterpreted the object called "color clay" as a sculpture of aluminum, while Kwon Ji-an reinterpreted it as an eating cake. However, Kwon Ji-an's cake was branded as plagiarism and attacked indiscriminately due to unidentified ghost accounts, losing its meaning of "celebration," a pure function of the cake. 

Later, Kwon Ji-an released a video of her having a self-congratulatory party while eating a cake. The shape of a cake with one side cut on one side recalled an unwelcome wound, and continued the work, thinking it was a portrait of a modern man who lost her congratulations and gratitude due to the 2020 Covid-19.

Artist Kwon Jian uses this as a motif to say that she was attacked as a malicious comment by ghost accounts and that the controversy over plagiarism spread because of celebrity Solbi. And the artist reveals a series of processes and events to everyone through exhibitions, not limited to his own work. It aims to reflect on the victims of cyberbullying, criticize yellow journalism, and convey a message of hope to the victims who are somewhere. This is the background of the exhibition and the intention of the project.

The essence of art lies in public value. The injured cake contains a portrait of an unstable modern man living with the loss of the function of celebration and gratitude, and the candles in it symbolize the light of hope that brings life to life in pain. It contains the artist's sincerity to share pieces of hope like pieces of cake. Just as artist Kwon Ji-an overcomes pain with art, I hope that many people who are exhausted and on hard days with Covid-19 will be comforted and brightened through this exhibition.

Kwon Jian mixes various art genres causing confusion and prejudice with a happening, a theatrical element at the center which is felt by both the artist herself and the audience. All the processes and results that sound, time, space, phenomena, and movement are shown and felt are said to be one big canvas, and "art is a self-portrait of an era." 

Kwon Jian's cake, which was announced on December 31, 2020, was also created through this happening. It is 'Just a Cake', which will be shown as the main character in this exhibition. In the wake of the time when "cake plagiarism" became an issue at the end of December last year, the artist will have time to communicate with the work after focusing on creative work that projects her life using the cake as the motif of the work. 

Since November last year, she has naturally made original cakes while working with bakers at the bakery-cafe studio and revealed the cake of an unstructured pile of clay, inspired by playing clay art clay with her nephew. Jeff Koons reinterpreted the object called "color clay" as a sculpture of aluminum, while Kwon Ji-an reinterpreted it as an eating cake. However, Kwon Ji-an's cake was branded as plagiarism and attacked indiscriminately due to unidentified ghost accounts, losing its meaning of "celebration," a pure function of the cake. 

Later, Kwon Ji-an released a video of her having a self-congratulatory party while eating a cake. The shape of a cake with one side cut on one side recalled an unwelcome wound, and continued the work, thinking it was a portrait of a modern man who lost her congratulations and gratitude due to the 2020 Covid-19.

Artist Kwon Jian uses this as a motif to say that she was attacked as a malicious comment by ghost accounts and that the controversy over plagiarism spread because of celebrity Solbi. And the artist reveals a series of processes and events to everyone through exhibitions, not limited to his own work. It aims to reflect on the victims of cyberbullying, criticize yellow journalism, and convey a message of hope to the victims who are somewhere. This is the background of the exhibition and the intention of the project.

The essence of art lies in public value. The injured cake contains a portrait of an unstable modern man living with the loss of the function of celebration and gratitude, and the candles in it symbolize the light of hope that brings life to life in pain. It contains the artist's sincerity to share pieces of hope like pieces of cake. Just as artist Kwon Ji-an overcomes pain with art, I hope that many people who are exhausted and on hard days with Covid-19 will be comforted and brightened through this exhibition.

Just a Cake 2020

2020 was a year full of wounds and pain for most people living in the COVID-19 era.
Unlike the colorful exterior, the image of the hurt and incomplete cake is a portrait of modern people who experienced the year 2020.

팔레트 정원 2020, Palette Garden 2020

"Palette Garden" is a work completed with "finger painting," which is Kwon's unique work that completes the form by mixing paint directly with hands. It expresses layers of unique colors created during the natural mixing process of paints and increases their completeness. Before the creation of the work, the artist put her worries and processes on top of the "skateboard," with the wheels off. The raw palette, such as the artist's diary, contains deeper and more natural traces than the packaged results and expressed its mind as a "beautiful garden" likening it to a flower garden. 
In addition to "Skate Board," attention goes to the frame of the painting. The artist used the frame containing the late artist Yoon Hyung-Geun's works from the 80s, and left a remark, "Palette and frame are beautiful with traces of that time."
In 2019, the artist was selected as a resident artist in Atelier, Ghana, which represents Korean art, houses artists, and produces big artists. Since then, the work has been submitted to the online special auction of "Jangheung Ghana Atelier X Print Bakery" held by Seoul Auction, which has been sold after a total of 66 contests. It was the highest among Korean artists as the No. 1 auction winning bid.

Class 2018