Korean culture values understatement. Not always, sometimes raucous merriment, or violent vendetta, are the order of the day. But at heart, there is a still, contemplative approach to experience and expression that favours a minimal, carefully considered statement.

 

The term ‘Dan-saek-wha-단색화’, which means “monochrome painting,” is used to refer to the works of the post-war Korean artists, who developed a mediative, process-driven approach to sculpture and painting that paralleled the Minimalist Art being created in Europe and America at the same time.

 

Equally, Korean culture values industriousness and technological achievement. The myriad possibilities of a high tech future are anticipated and cerebrated. Modern materials and technical solutions are eagerly explored, and actively incorporated in contemporary Korean art practice.

Both of these creative approaches exist in equal measure in Hwan’s work.

The 3D pen drawing/sculptures grow organically out of a dedicated use of protracted time. The repetitive use of the tangible marks presents the viewer with a participatory experience reflecting on the delicacy of the process.

 

A similar minimal, material approach is used for the copper sculpture/drawings that act as triggers and gateways into Hwan’s sound work.

 

Sound is the third, and in some ways most fundamental element, that Hwan deploys in his artistic synthesis. By embedding the triggering of sound directly into the construction of the work, Hwan invites the viewer to participate in a semi-magical experience where a simple touch reveals a hidden dimension to explore.

 

The technical details involve circuits and wires, sensors, beam-projection and vibration speakers, that interweave with the visual aspects to form the inner workings of an object which is both musical score and performer.

2008 - 2009

Bachelor of Music, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

2010 - 2013

Bachelor of Music, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

2018

Three Pieces, GlogauAIR Stuido13, Berlin, Germany.

2017

Intuition, Listhús Gallery, Ægisgötu 10, 625 Ólafsfirði, Iceland. 

2018

We've Opened, HWANYUN&Hanna Cell, GlogauAIR Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

2018

Conductive Circles, Vjing&3D mapping techniques by Kalma lab, GlogauAIR, Berlin, Germany.

2018

SHOWCASE PROJECT: We Opened, Hanna Celli&HWANYUN, February 2018@GlogauAIR's showcase, Berlin, Germany. 

2016

Dress-scape - The Voice of Stripes, Fedora - exil', Darwin Building, Kensington, London, UK.

2015

 Fedora- exile, Gwangju Student Independence Movement Memorial Hall, Gwangju, South Korea. 

*난잎으로 칼을 얻다(우당 이회영과 6형제)/광주학생독립운동 기념회관

2015

Work in progress show By Fashion and Textiles Research, 

The Poetics of Knowledge: The Sound of Fashion, Royal College of Art, Kensington, London, UK.

2014

Fedora-exile with Jinjo Ma, Deoksugung Palace, Seoul, South Korea. 

2016

 해양수산부 TV광고음악, TV admusic for MINISTRY OF OCEANS AND FISHERIES, South Korea.

2015

Vogue italiaand Emaar present a new scouting project, Spring/Summer 2016 at Vogue Fashion Dubaicatwalk music, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, Arab Emirates.

2015

London Fashion Week - On|Off SS16, The vinyl factory, Marshall Street, London, UK.

2015

 London Fashion Week - Fashion Scout AW15/16, Freemasons'Hall, London, UK.

2018

GlogauAIR, Glogauerstrasse 16, 10999, Berlin, Germany. 

2017

Listhús, Ægisgötu 10, 625 Ólafsfirði, Iceland.

2018

Arts Council Korea, Korea.

2015

Korean Artist Welfare Foundation, Korea.

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