Hae-sun Hwang uses a vocabulary made of whispers and transparency. Her work is colorless, with fine lines and a light technique: one can say it is an aesthetic of silence. Hwang often uses silkscreen on glass, which is very delicate, and she composes views of everyday life by superposing the elements. The work is then both very simple — she shows common usual items — and richly composed.
Though we currently celebrate newness, Hwang has been working on the Still Life series for ten years. She manipulates glass, engraving and fabric, often monochrome (white upon white), and she does not avoid repeating herself. In her Drawing Sculptures, her most recent works, Hae-sun Hwang simply create in aluminium the outlines of everyday life items. The common items — flowers or jars — she manufactures are a discreet reference to oil masters still lives, but she also includes handbags and kitchenware as a hint to our modern times. The artist reveals these objects that fill our lives but that we do not notice anymore.
Hae-sun Hwang was born in 1969 and she lives and works in Seoul, Korea. She achieved a Master of Fine Arts from New York University in 1995. Except the group exhibition settled in 2001 by Michel Nurisdany promoting the Young korean artists, Hae-sun Hwang is represented for the first time in France, by the L MD gallery.
Drawing, mixed media
South Corean artist born in 1969 in Séoul, South Korea.
- Séoul, South Korea