Dae Byu
Byu is an excellent fable teller. His continuous "animal-human" motif is a metaphorical interpretation of modern society, that brings subjects that have been ignored or considered secondary into the foreground, and by doing so he expands the meaning of his visual language into reality. The meaning in his works of art are not predetermined or interpreted in one way, but their potential interpretations become abundant as the artist deals with the proposed issues in an approach to allow various experiences and interpretations based on the viewer's perception. Therefore, his fables are not just illustrating the pressing environmental crisis, but are also softly reminding us that we should take care of every corner of our life, and uphold the memory of animals and fauna that have vanished at the hands of our human actions.
 
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Biography

Biography

Dae Byu was born 1972 in Busan, Korea, and graduated with a BFA from Busan National University.
Byu is an excellent fable teller. His continuous "animal-human" motif is a metaphorical interpretation of modern society. We can approach his "animal-human" in two ways. One is "animalization of humans" and the other is "humanization of animals." The former reveals the process of humans becoming animals by letting human values in life, such as ethics toward others, be collapsed in the capitalistic system of exchange. The latter discloses the reality that nature is subordinated to the culture by having been destroyed and all the worse possessed violently by the culture. In other words, through two visual methods of "humanization" and "animalization," Byu leads the viewers to look directly at the problems the world is facing today, such as the environmental crisis where natural elements such as glaciers in the North Pole are melting at an enormous speed. 

 Byu's visual "fables" bring the subjects that have been ignored or considered secondary into the foreground, and by doing so he expands the meaning of his visual language into reality. The meaning in his works of art are not predetermined or interpreted in one way, but their potential interpretations become abundant as the artist deals with the proposed issues in an approach to allow various experiences and interpretations based on the viewer's perception. Therefore, his fables are not just illustrating the pressing environmental crisis, but are also softly reminding us that we should take care of every corner of our life, and uphold the memory of animals and fauna that have vanished at the hands of our human actions.


Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017
YOU & I, IFC Seoul, Seoul
On The Road, Gallery A Ri O So, Ulsan

2016
Melting ice, Limit try, Gallery Lotte, Seoul
On The Road, Street Museum, Seoul

2015
White Bear Eating Ice cream, Seoul City Hall, Seoul

2014
Eating Ice cream, French Cultural Center, Busan
The Chunks, Space Onyuwol, Mi Bu Art Center, Hong T Art Center, Busan

2013
Travel to Find Ice Cream, 18-1 Gallery, Busan
Your Comfort and Consolation First, Lee Bae Gallery, Busan

2010
You Are Me. I Am Yo, Gallery Royal, Seoul
Nevertheless.. I dream, Lotte Gallery, Busan

2009
A Curious Mermaid, Centum City Shinsegae Gallery, Busan
Crane in Boots and White Bear Eating Ice cream, Space Hwa Rang, Moving Think Gallery, Busan and Seoul

2008
Nekton & Plankton, Song Eun Gallery, Seoul
Red Bear – Existence and Symbol, Han Yang Rim Gallery, Heyri

2007
Same Bed Different Dreams – Complementary Color, Kims Art Field, Busan
Feel Thirsty, Lotte Gallery, Busan and Gwangju

2006
Feel Thirsty – Prize of EBS Space, EBS Space, Seoul

2000
Byun, Dae Yong Solo Exhibition By A Dream, PNU Exhibition Room, Busan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
Harbour Art Fair, Harbour City, Hong Kong

2016
Outside the Zoo, Art Museum Versi, Yongin-si, South Korea

2015
Giving My Heart to Snoopy – Snoopy 70th Anniversary, Gallery Lotte, Seoul and Busan, South Korea
Art filler 4th Project MCM, CJ E&M Collaboration, MCM Headquarter, Store, Story On Channel

2014
‘LOCE’ Ji Po Museum, Jeju, South Korea

2013
Vornado – Cool Earth, Lotte Gallery, Seoul and Busan, South Korea







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