Nam, Tchun-Mo

Through my works, I intend to show fragrance simmering like haze that personally blooms from my heart. Certain aroma that is beyond the distinct materiality seems to be manifested to a dash of color that emerges from somewhere beyond something transparent. What I do is, I paste clear synthetic resins onto soft fabric and bind them together. Then, I make U-shaped structures and glue it on the canvas according to some kind of arrangement, and I cover its surface with acrylics. In other words, I make up a space on top of the two-dimensional canvas, endow the space with meaning, and lastly enjoy all the accidents which are made by light and shadow within the space. Lines in a drawing, basically, compose a memory of lines; I want to observe how those lines in a drawing evolve into the space. At the same time, I intend to explore how I can, on the contrary, reach the subconscious of the art starting from a space, and personally, how to transform the hazy fragrance into the plastic element.

Artist’s note

Biographical notes

1961 Born in Korea
1982–89  B.F.A. at Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea
M.F.A. at Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea
Lives and works in Daegu and Cologne

Exhibitions (selection)

2012 Korean Dansaekpa, National Contemporary Art Museum, Korea
2011 Minimal Aesthetics, Tong-in Auction Gallery, Seoul
2009 Two persons show, IBU Gallery, Paris
2008 Gallery F5 Beijing, China
2006 Light & Mind, Shin Museum of Art, Cheongju, Korea
2004 Monochrom Paintings of Korea. Past and Present, Seoul Museum of Art
2003 Extreme Beauty, Sung Gok Museum of Art, Seoul
2002 Aestetic Meeting, Nine Gallery, Kwangju, Korea
2001 Kumbo Museum, Seoul
Return to Painting, National Contemporary Art Museum, Korea
Nam, Tchun-Mo
Nam, Tchun-Mo


Exhibition Gestures in Lines

Nam, Tchun-Mo Gestures in Lines

CADORO Mainz, 2022


Gestures in Lines

Nam Tchun-Mo Gestures in Lines

Dokumente unserer Zeit · 55 2022 € 20.00

Dr.  Dorothea  van der Koelen