Congratulations to London-based Korean artist DaeHun Kwon, who has just received the Jack Goldhill Award for Sculpture, which comes with a £10,000 prize.
The prize is awarded to an outstanding work of sculpture from all those selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, which opens today. The award was presented in a small ceremony on Tuesday of last week. Above, Kwon is pictured receiving the award from Michael Goldhill, the son of Jack Goldhill, who sadly passed away just over a year ago. In the background is Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, President of the Royal Academy.
Along with Michael Goldhill, this year’s prize was judged by John Wragg RA (who selected the sculptures for the Exhibition) and Ruth Dupre (who won the prize last year). Previous winners have included James Capper (2009), the extremely distinguished Sir Anthony Caro RA (2008), Tony Oursler (2007) and Richard Long (2006), famous for his installations of stones set in a landscape.
The Royal Academy’s annual Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open submission contemporary art show. Now in its 243rd year, this exhibition continues the tradition of showcasing work by both emerging and established artists in all media including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film.
DaeHun Kwon’s work, entitled 250510R, will of course be on show. At LKL, we’ve enjoyed seeing the different sides of Kwon over the past few years, from fascinating sculptures with light, via touched-up photographs to delicate pencil sketches. We’d missed out on his traditional sculpture, and will be sure to pay the exhibition a visit. You can browse some of the London exhibitions featuring his work over the past few years here.