Bongchull Shin

Artist Biography

Bongchull Shin was born in Suwon, South-Korea, in 1981.
He studied at Kookmin University, Seoul (B.A.) and at the Korean National University of Arts in Seoul (M.A.) before moving to Munich.

He joined the class of Prof. Prangenberg/Karstieß at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Munich, finishing with his diploma in 2017.

He currently lives and works in Munich, Germany.

Bongchull Shin is represented by Galerie Tanit Beirut/Munich.

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Exhibitions
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Come Rain or Come Shine
Bongchull Shin

From May 28, 2024 to July 4, 2024

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ART DUBAI 2024

From Februrary 28, 2024 to March 3, 2024

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ART PARIS 2022

From 7 April, 2022 to 10 April, 2022

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Between the Lines
Collective Exhibition

From January 19, 2017 to March 18, 2017

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Towards the Sublime
Collective Exhibition

From June 25, 2019 to August 9, 2019

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Two Shows
Rania Matar | Bongchull Shin

From December 12, 2018 to February 26, 2019

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The Weight of the Shadow
Bongchull Shin

From January 25, 2018 to March 10, 2018

Selected Works
Cubes and Stripes

Growing up on the flower-farm of his parents, his childhood was full of colours and impressions of nature. The circle of life, the constant flow of change, of growth and transitoriness, of colour and light, that he experienced, deeply influenced his perception and his work.

For him, everything is connected.
And everything is constantly changing.

Bongchull Shin makes art a physical experience. His artworks bring nature and the effects of physics into exhibition spaces. As the name suggests, Bongchull Shin’s Cubes and Stripes series concerns cubic shapes and long slim glass stripes in which the artist’s focus on light, colour and shape is evident.

Glass, bright colours and either natural or artificial light and its resulting shadows and reflections are key elements of Bongchull Shins works. Depending on the perspective of the beholder, his cubes and stripes works can be intensely colourful or completely transparent. By concentrating on the medium of light and resulting colourful reflections, the artist alludes to his affinity with the artistic impressionism of early modernism.

Cubes and Stripes
Bongchull Shin
Walk Along the Seaside
Glass mounted on wood
2022
90 cm x 90 cm x 10 cm

Bonchull Shin
BG.17 You And Me
Glass Shards Mounted on Wood
2021
85 cm x 85 cm

Growing up on the flower-farm of his parents, his childhood was full of colours and impressions of nature. The circle of life, the constant flow of change, of growth and transitoriness, of colour and light, that he experienced, deeply influenced his perception and his work.

For him, everything is connected.
And everything is constantly changing.

Bongchull Shin makes art a physical experience. His artworks bring nature and the effects of physics into exhibition spaces. As the name suggests, Bongchull Shin’s Cubes and Stripes series concerns cubic shapes and long slim glass stripes in which the artist’s focus on light, colour and shape is evident.

Glass, bright colours and either natural or artificial light and its resulting shadows and reflections are key elements of Bongchull Shins works. Depending on the perspective of the beholder, his cubes and stripes works can be intensely colourful or completely transparent. By concentrating on the medium of light and resulting colourful reflections, the artist alludes to his affinity with the artistic impressionism of early modernism.

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Bongchull Shin Auctioned
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"Bong Chull Shin‘s artwork auctioned at PIN. Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne On November 23rd, 2019"