Bong Chae Son was born in Hwansun, Korea and has earned a BFA from Chosun University in Korea and an MFA from the Pratt Institute in New York.
Son seeks to make three-dimensional paintings combined with built-in LED lighting systems
and a kinetic element of multi-layered polycarbonate bulletproof glass. Son presents a 'dreamlike landscape' that arouses a feeling of spatio-temporal depth through the use of natural scenes that exude an atmosphere of lyrical emotion in oriental painting styles and LED lighting control effects. As a matter of fact, due to the visual effect by skillfully matching traditional painting with cutting-edge technology, the audience tends to overlook the contents of Son's paintings. His works include Free Communism, Immigrant, and A Gap of Time.
A video of his three-dimensional paintings made of bulletproof glass can be found here: http://youtu.be/BME5YgTVaTU.
His works have been seen at the 1st Nanjing International Contemporary Art Biennale in Nanjing, China, the Busan Biennial in Korea, and the 3rd Sevilla Biennale in Sevilla, Spain. Solo and group exhibitions in 2010 include "Transparent, Opaque" at Andy's Gallery, and "The Sound of Water, Wind" in the Beacon Gallery, "DIGI-FESTA" at the Biennale Exhibition Hall, "Light-EXPO"at the Sang-mu public garden and "NEO SENSE - From illusion to Three Dimension (3D)" in the Savina Museum.