BAK Changuk(art B project)
B.F.A., Kookmin University
Born in 1982, BAK Changuk is an emerging Korean abstract painter. He creates unique images and patterns in his quest to understand both the inner side and appearance of human individuals, human existence, and relationships through his own abstract expression and style.
Since 2008, he has worked with various museums, galleries, and art centers in Korea, including 20 solo exhibitions, 20 group exhibitions, and participation in two residency programs.
Bak’s unique works are part of the Lotte Hotel and Sungkok Museum collections.
He currently lives and works in Seoul, Korea
Bak Changuk’s keyword for this year are “light” and “trust.” He has been expressing his thoughts on “relationship” with a different keyword every year since 2014.
The artist has been defining relationship, which is formless and thus intangible, to mean different things rather than adhering to a single definition so they reflect a range of different experiences and feelings he has been through.
Bak Changuk believes that the world is established based on the foundation of trust and that its values were formed and constructed through predictions, assumptions, and evaluations.
In fact, trust is neither visible nor tangible, but it is the glue that holds relationships together. This is because the power that maintains relationships is the willingness of our minds to trust others whom we wish to build relationships with.
Relationships are supposed to shine amongst us as light and memories. However, the post-COVID world we live in today is one in which contact-free, non-face-to-face interactions have become the norm. In such a world, trust is lost and we even witness self-alienation.
Bak Changuk always strives to find the origin of trust and uses his art as a channel for communication with the audience to establish their definitions of trust.