Like his contemporaries, his rejection of academic painting led
to experimentation with geometric abstraction and informel, but it was his ‘discovery’ of tak paper in the 1970s that would come to define his art for over thirty years.
A major retrospective of his works was held at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea in 2010. Other exhibitions in public institutions include Korean Abstract Painting_10 Perspectives, Seoul Museum of Art (2012); Tell Me Tell Me: Australian and Korean Art 1976-2011, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2011); Q is Full, Daegu Art Museum, Korea (2011); Ceramic Exposition, Joseon Royal Klin Museum, Gwangju, Korea (2003); Understanding Abstract Arts, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul (2002) and Gwangju Biennale, Korea (2000).
Chung Chang-Sup received his MFA from Seoul National University, Korea in 1951.
This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 12
This publication is a guide for visitors of Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible.