Kwon is a professor of art at the Kookmin University in Seoul, Korea where he is teaching painting and installation. Professor Kwon, who has an MFA from Seoul National University, is a highly acclaimed Korean artist whose work has been exhibited internationally in 32 solo exhibitions and more than 350 group exhibitions. He works in a great variety of formats, including painting, drawing, photography, film, installation and performance.
Professor Kwon has been working on themes of the “human ego” based on Freudian psychoanalytic theory of the unconscious and Lacan’s “mirror phase.” He is currently completing a short film using two-dimensional art pieces to show the function of the Hitchcockian MacGuffin as adopted by Slavoj Zizek.
At UCSC, Kwon wishes to create a new body of paintings and drawings. He intends to continue producing his new short film series “Net Hunter,” based on his point of view about the collision between oriental thought and the ideas of western science, logic and philosophy. For this project, he envisions enlisting the participation of UCSC students.