MI, 2017

By SHIN Bong Chull (b. 1981, Korean)

Lives and works in Munich


SHIN Bong Chull


Sculpture, Glass


Laminated Glass


75 x 75 x 3.6 cm / 29.5 x 29.5 x 1.4 in




Republic of Korea, Europe


1000 – 4,999 USD

“I was grown up on a flower farm. My childhood was full of colours and nature. Like most of Asian philosophy, I also think everything is related and everything is moving. My work is not staying in a state. I think the main feature of glass is ambivalence. Glass is beautiful but when it is broken, it turns aggressive. People think glass is fragile but if you don’t break it, it stays thousands of years. Glass is solid, but the structure of the molecules are liquid.People normally don’t look up the sky that often. I look up the sky very often. I know where the sun is and where the clouds are. When I choose colour compositions, I look at flower books and go to botanic garden which inspires me a lot. Polishing process is a cumulation of simple movements through repetition. When you repeat something again and again, it is like a meditation. You can reach a state of emptiness and from this state of emptiness, you can find a space of thinking.”


2011~ 2017 Akademy of fine art Munich
2011 MA from Korean National University of Art
2008 BA from Kookmin University, Ceramic



2018 Gallery Tanit, Munich
2015 Kunstraum Seven Elohim, Munich
2013 St. Paul Church, Munich
2010 Gallery 175, Seoul
2010 Alternative Space Noon, Suwon




Between the Lines, Galerie Tanit, Munich 2016 Glas! Klar!, Kunstkreis Gräfelfing, Gräfelfing

10 Künstlerische Positionen, Orangerie in Englisher Garten, Munich Glass now 2016, Galerie Handwerk, Munich
Bender Schwinn Project, Gallery Renate Bender, Munich
LUMIÈRES DU MONDE , Centre international du Vitrail, Chartres, France Die Dunkle Seite/ Spekulatives Terrain, AdBK München, Munich


Münchener Freiheit, Ernsting Stiftung, Coesfeld
Nichts, Hephaistos, Gallery PunktPunktKommaKunst, Munich Jahresausstellung 2015, Akademy of Fine art Munich


MKG, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg Schein, Hans-Reiffenstuel-Haus, Pfarrkirchen
Schrift & Objekt, Galerie Handwerk, Munich Jahresausstellung 2014, Akademy of Fine art Munich Manifesto Lucis, Kunstarkaden, Munich

Positionen des Gestaltens, Galerie Handwerk, Munich

Oberbayerischer Förderpreis für Angewandte Kunst, Schafhof, Freising

Strasbourg Glasbiennale, Vauban dam, Strasbourg, France Jahresausstellung 2013, Akademy of Fine art Munich Halo, Galerie für Angewandte Kunst, Munich


Talente, Messe München, München Jahresausstellung 2012, Akademy of Fine art Munich


Munich International Airport
Alexander Tutsek foundation, Munich, Germany

Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld, Germany

Sammlung Maximilian und Agathe Weishaupt