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Noh Jun's
Kiki thinks what he did, 2011

Fiber Glass Resin
50 x 39 x 50cm

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The images produced by Noh are imaginary characters. The characters are analogous life forms non-existent in real life, similar to those animals in manga and anime. The difference between them is that Noh's characters are made out of his ownunique imagination. In other words, Noh did not depend on or reproduce existing character images or icons; Noh put intense labor and efforts to carve, chise and refine his sculptural works. He does not repeat or borrow the already-made. Noh produces things similar to existing images but with tenuous distractions - a crack in usual familiarity and friendliness; he plants his creative icons in the crack. His objective of making these animal characters is to bring back the long-forgotten hopes and dreams, to recollect memories of childhood play, and to inspire instinctive aesthetic sentiments.

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  • +Artist Bio

    Born in 1969, Korean sculpture artist Noh Jun attained his Bachelor's, Masters and PhD in Sculpture from the Seoul National University, and gained much of his work experience in the entertainment industry. Noh was able to create unique and child-friendly characters such as Clo and Dappy. This was mostly because he was an emcee at a children's cable channel at Daekyo Broadcasting Station and worked with clay animation for television for a long time. Presently, he is a lecturer at the Seoul National University and Kyungpook National University. Noh's work has been exhibited in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and USA. In 2006, he was awarded the Grand Prize for the 6th Song Eun Arts Award at the Song Eun Arts & Cultural Foundation and the following year, won the Special Selection for the 7th Moran Sculpture Award at the Moran Museum. He attained the 19th Kim Sejoong Young Sculptors Award at the Kim Sejoong Commemoration Association.
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  • +Exhibitions

    2010 
    'You can do more light and trivial', Gallery Kaze, Osaka, Japan

    2009 
    'Trivial and Not Serious', Gallery Royal, Seoul, Korea
    'NJ Entertainment, Osaka', Gallery Kaze, Osaka, Japan
    'NJ Entertainment, Tokyo', Keumsan Gallery Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

    2008 
    'NJ Entertainment, Seoul', Lee Hwaik Gallery, Seoul, Korea 

    2007  
    'Mother & Son - Your Wishes Ⅱ', Shinsegae Gallery, Incheon
    'Mother & Son - Your Wishes', SongEun Gallery, Seoul

    2006  
    'Image - Mother & Son', Kimjinhye Gallery, Seoul 

    2004  
    'ARespiration of the Earth', Space Cell, Seoul 

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