사이먼 몰리 | Simon Morley
1958년 영국 이스트본 출생으로 작가 겸 미술사가이다. 옥스퍼드대에서 근대사를 전공하고 골드스미스대에서 순수미술 석사학위, 사우스햄튼에서 자신의 작업과 관련하여 동아시아 철학과 미학에 관하여 박사학위를 받았다. 2001년부터 <Messagerie; Exposition>프랑스 디종미술관(2009) 등 유럽 및 한국과 일본 등 세계여러나라에서 20여 회의 개인전을 열었고 <A Picture of Britain>테이트 브리튼(2005), <유니버설스튜디오>서울시립미술관(2014) 등 다수의 중요한 단체전에 참여했다. 저서로는 Writing on the Wall(2013), L’Art Les Mots, Sublime(2010) 등이 있다. 현재 단국대 예술학과 교수로 재직 중이다.
He majored in fine art and modern history in UK. Often considered a conceptual artist, the more you look at Morley’s painting, the more you discover and contemplate. As Morley said “Word is Image”, keynote of his work is a text. He focuses on the fact that text not only has a meaning but also a form. Though a simple and calm tone of monochrome, images or texts are gradually revealed as you approach. His monochrome work becomes more sensible while the process of recognition of standardized code and information on the surface of his work is induced. His painting thus blends the conceptual character in the rational realm of text with the fantastical realm of the image. He remains objective and factual by retaining the original type face and layout when using sources.
He inspired by poetic beauty of oriental pavilions and palaces, and create a “Pavilion” series. Names of pavilions - Dok Rak Jung(獨樂亭) and Pal Young Roo (八詠樓) once again suggesting a gap between visuality and language. Symbols, by meaning, indicate paintings or the pavilion in memory, but it is an in between reality of cultural, linguistic, time and space gaps. Only myriad traces remain in order to continuously become other meanings.
1958, Eastbourne, UK.
Live and works in South Korea and France.
BA Modern History, Mansfield College, Oxford University
MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London
PhD, University of Southampton
2015 ‘Korean Works: 2010-2105,’ Gallery JJ, Seoul
2014 ‘Albert Camus: Oeuvres’, Galerie Scrawitch, Paris
‘Book-Painting,’ Lounge Project, Artsonje, Seoul
‘Lost Horizon’, Art First, London
2012 ‘Monograph’, Taguchi Fine Art, Tokyo, Japan
2011 ‘A Short History of the Twentieth Century’, Art First Gallery,
‘Guest from the Future’ (two-person show with Maria Chevska),
2010 ‘Six Halls’, Taguchi Fine Art, Tokyo
‘Moon is Homeland Bright’: An Installation, Kyunghee
Museum of Art, Seoul
‘Messagerie’, Musée des Beaux Arts, Dijon, France
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION
2015 ‘Visible Air,’ Kyunghee University Museum of Art, Seoul
2014 ‘Le Mont Analogue’, Galerie Julien Bezille
‘Moon’, Art First Gallery, London
‘Universal Studios, Seoul’, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
“Memoire de guerre,’ Musée Romain Rolland, Clamecy, France
2013 ‘Crossing Spaces’, Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover, Germany
‘Natural History,’ Art First, London
‘Monocromi. Dalla Materia alla Superficie. La Poetica dell’oggetto.
Morley e Pinelli,’ (two-person show) Galleria Spazia, Bologna
Chang Eung-Bok’s Boutique Hotel, ‘Peach Blossom Dream’, SeMA
Living Arts Museum, Seoul
2012 Poznan Mediations Biennial, ‘The Unknown’, Poznan, Poland
REAL DMZ, Cheorwon Province, South Korea, curated by Samuso
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