"Image of Korea" is a genre painting that presents the life of Korean people and nature in four seasons. Through reenacting the traditional villages and people that adapt themselves to the natural environment and reviving the culture customs and plays of traditional Korea, thse artworks make us experience the unique sentiment of Korean culture.
Gap-bae Chun has spent his childhood in the environment of traditional rural life. He has acquired his BA and MA degree in Design and Art from Seoul National Univeristy and has become professor in the graduate school of Design in University of Seoul. Through his individual and group exhibitions, Hap-bea Chun has pursuingthe return to Korea tradition, culture, and nature. The theme context of his works are always based on formative qualities and fold natures of traditional Korean culture, which establishes Gap-bae Chun's image of his own.
Gap-bae Chun has tried to globalize Korean culture by publishing "Little Tangkum, Baridaegi", one of Korea's traditional shamanic lores, in Korean and English and by publishing various images of Korea's folklore in exhibitions, events, advertisements, frescos, puzzles and internet.
At present, Gap-bae Chun is concentrating on searching for the Korean image and character, on developing the culture merchandise that can express the traditional beauty and sentiment of Korea, and on reproducing Korean tradition village in cyber space.