Chae Sung-Pil

A graduate in oriental paintings from Seoul National University, Chae Sung-Pil is a doctoral candidate for Plastic Arts in the Université Paris. He holds an MA and BA from Seoul National University and a second Masters from Université Rennes Ⅱ. Chae Sung Pil is known for his use of soil to create images of landscapes. When Chae creates works of landscapes not only does his use of soil make his works so unique, but also the subject matters within his works. Especially in an industrialized society, it is difficult to see traditional eastern depictions of landscape settings, such as mountains or hills. Chae uses soil to express his childhood memories and longing to go back to his homeland after many years of living abroad. Chae particularly focuses on his choice of media and collects soil from different parts of the world. He then uses the collected soil to create his own paint and also works with gold and silver dust. Chae creates visual displays of tautology, where his mountains are made of earth and land is made up of soil ,crafting the 3rd dimension on a two dimensional plane that one could almost meander through the barren landscapes. Chae uses his ‘spilling method’ in which he drips water onto his works to create a marvellous depiction of land and earth. Though the media he uses appears ordinary or mundane, he encompasses all the five elements of nature in his works whereby he utilises parts of nature to create his works, including paper, which is ultimately created from wood, fire, silver dust made from metal, soil, and water. As everyone is influenced by their own culture and environment depending on where they grew up or lived, therefore have their own memories concerning their surroundings, Chae aims to stir a sense of nostalgia and longing for the past among the people who view his works. Chae’s works have been exhibited in Asia and Europe. He has had solo exhibitions throughout France, South Korea and China and took part in the 2014 London Art Fair, 2012 Art Basel and 2011 London Art Fair as of late. Chae currently resides in Paris.
  • Chae Sung-Pil / Histoire de bleu

    Chae Sung-Pil / Histoire de bleu


    May 12, 2017 - June 01, 2017

  • Light & Shadows - A curated exhibition of Korean artists

    Light & Shadows - A curated exhibition of Korean artists


    March 16, 2017 - April 01, 2017

  • Monochromaniac


    New York

    November 18, 2016 - December 03, 2016

  • Chae Sung-Pil  Wild Grasses Sandy Dunes

    Chae Sung-Pil Wild Grasses Sandy Dunes


    May 13, 2015 - May 27, 2015

  • Arts of Nature - Chae Sung-Pil & Lee Jaehyo

    Arts of Nature - Chae Sung-Pil & Lee Jaehyo


    October 08, 2013 - October 22, 2013