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Click to see Master Kwon's January 11, 2014 performance at deb3321




Master Sumukhwa Artist




5:30 - 6:30 pm


January 11, 2014









or $20/door (cash only)


7:00 pm


Free/Open to the Public

Refund policy:  Refunds will not be accepted after January 9, 2014.  For a refund before this date, please email  Thank you.

The Zen artist, tries to suggest by the simplest possible means the inherent nature of the aesthetic object. Anything may be painted, or expressed in poetry, and any sounds may become music. The job of the artist is to suggest the essence, the eternal qualities of the object, which is in itself a work of natural art before the artist arrives on the scene. In order to achieve this, the artist must fully understand the inner nature of the aesthetic object, its Buddha nature. This is the hard part. Technique, though important, is useless without it; and the actual execution of the art work may be startlingly spontaneous, once the artist has comprehended the essence of his subject.  Fredric Lieberman:

“Tao” models itself after nature.  The “nature” here should be recognized in the context of “the way it is.”  ….Under this understanding of nature came out the unique genre, “Sansuhwa” (Landscape Painting).  Seong-heui Kim:

at deb3321



Friday January 11th

5:30 pm Performance

7 pm Opening


Mr. Kwon’s exhibition will run from January 11 to February 8, 2014. 


deb3321 is pleased to present  

Sumi-E Master Artist

Master Kwon, Yong Seob aka Dongkok


We are very pleased to present Kwon, Young Seob (aka “Dongkok”) a Master of Sumukhwa ink painting, the Korean art form of the Japanese Sumi-e ink painting.  

Mr. Kwon is known throughout Korea and Europe with many exhibitions and awards.  We are privileged to have Mr. Kwon, a living Master, perform and exhibit for us at the studio. 


On Saturday, January 11 at 5:30 pm, Mr. Kwon will create a Sumukhwa work.  The painting will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.  The exhibition will then open to the public at 7:00 pm.  Mr. Kwon’s art will also be on display at deb3321 through February 8, 2014.  Please help us welcome Master Kwon to the studio.


Mr. Kwon is popularly known as the Korea's Dok Do island painter who first held the Keum Kang sketch of one of the most beautiful mountains in North Korea.  He has performed this theme, “Beautiful Island Kok-do” throughout Korea and the US.  He is therefore known as “Dongkok.” 


While self-taught but with vigorous dedication, Mr. Kwon was influenced by Ki-Chang Kim a well recognized artist in Korea as well as worldwide.


Mr. Kwon has held over 50 individual exhibitions and participated in approximately 200 group activities.  He has traveled presenting/performing his paintings all over the world, including the Philippines, China, Brazil, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Australia to name a few.  He had participated in the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action in the US (9/11 Ground Zero Sketch: as part of a peace delegation.


He has received an award for the day from South Korean Prime Minister in his participation with the UN Volunteers from South Korea.  He has also received a  Cultural Award from President George Bush.  Mr. Kwon has made public appearance on Korean National TV as well as Korean US television.  He also volunteers as an art therapist.



Mr. Kwon and his wife operate Gaia Gallery in Korea town, Los Angeles.  Please visit  their website:


Gaia Gallery

801 S. Vermont Ave. #202 Los Angeles, CA 90005

email: Korean:  Tel:  +1-310-938-7450

English: Shana Han. Tel: +1-323- 868-7429.


Additional paintings on display in the exhibition

will include a works by Mr. Kwon’s wife,

Yeo, Young Nan and Mr. Kwon’s student,

Shana Han. Shana Han will also be the

interpreter for the evening’s performance.                




Ink wash painting, also known as literati painting 

is an East Asian type of brush painting that uses

black ink—the same as used in East Asian

calligraphy, in various concentrations. For centuries,

this most prestigious form of Chinese art was

practiced by highly educated scholar Gentlemen or literati. 


Artist - Kwon, Yong Seob

Names used in the cultures concerned include: in Chinese

shui-mo hua (水墨畫), in Japanese sumi-e (墨絵) or suibokuga (水墨画?), in Korean sumukhwa (수묵화), and in Vietnamese tranh thuỷ mặc (幀水墨).  ).  Seong-heui Kim:

deb3321 open for viewing the works of Master Kwon on


January    by appointment -  January 12 and 19

                7-5pm   Saturday - January 18 (NELAart walk night)

February   by appointment - February 2

Exhibition closes February 8

And by appointment.  Please email or contact Shana Han at 1-323- 868-7429.


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