곽훈(Hoon Kwak, 1941~)은 대구출신 작가로 서울대 미대를 졸업하고 1975년 미국으로 건나가 동양의 정신세계를 담아내는 작업을 통해 물질주의적 주류에 대한 문화적 도전을 제시하여 미국 화단의 주목을 받은 작가로서 새로움을 향하여 끊임없이 노력하는 작가입니다. 인간 사회가 잃어버린 원초적 생명의 근원적인 힘을 회화적으로 표출해보이고자 끊임없이 노력하고 있는 작가입니다. 동서양 문화에 대한 작가적 태도와 작가 내부에 응축된 에너지의 분출을 작품을 통하여 보여집니다.
Kwak Hoon (born in 1941) represents the profound spiritual world of Buddhist thought and Eastern philosophy through use of Korean materials. He expresses this in an indeterminate composition and unrestricted, lively brush touches, offering deep lingering resonances. Such abstract renditions occur not only in his paintings but also in his installations. Compared to his many years of painting, Kwak’s installation has been produced in a brief period of time and low in number. As in his painting, his installation is also based on Buddhist thought and Oriental philosophy, eloquently representing his disposition, in that his experimental spirit is added to an abstract way of expression. Absorbing the concept of space based on each theme, the works on display appear naturally associated with one another. As the three subjects, Poem, Tea, and Contemplation were the main focus of Kim Jeonghui and the purpose of art and life sought after by the artist Kwak, the museum intends to offer its venues to viewers by turning them into the space for contemplation, presenting Kwak’s works in harmony with the venues.
Hoon Kwak, Born in Daegu, 1941.pdf (217.4K)