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KYUNG-AE

HUR

 

Based in Paris, Korean Hur creates paintings in which both chaos and order coexist within a single surface. Recognized as one of the artists from the younger generation of the Korean Dansaekhwa art movement, her artistic practice involves a unique contructive-destructive process that breaks apart and reshapes pre-existing orders..

 

Hur first applies a series of 30 to 70 layers of acrylic paint of various colors to the canvas. After letting them dry, she carves through the bonded layers using sculpting knives, surgical scalpels or kitchen knives, breaking up the smooth surface with rough markings and revealing a “trace” of the array of colors hidden beneath. She then reunites the carved-out pigment fragments by attaching them to the canvas, creating a completely new, regenerated landscape.

 

Every step of Hur’s process, from the choice of color to the placement of the “traces” is methodically planned and documented. Drawing on her practice of etching on copper plates, the artist describes the physically strenuous, yet meditative process of scratching through the numerous layers of dried paint as an awakening, which she relates to archeology in its disclosure of histories that are destined to resurface and be seen through new perspectives.  

 

SELETCTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2020

Art Works Paris Seoul Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

2019

Francoise Livinec Gallery, Paris, France

 

2018

Art Works Paris Seoul Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Galerie Berès, Paris, France

 

2017

Kong Art Space, Central, Hong Kong

 

2016

Art Works Paris Seoul Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

2015

Art Works Paris Seoul Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

2014

Kalman Maklary Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Art Works Paris Seoul Gallery, Seoul, Korea  

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2021

 

Diffusion/Cohesion, Sylivia Wald & Po Kim Gallery, NY, NY

Seoul Gallery, Busan, Korea

 

2020

Scene Corenne, Francoise Livinec Gallery, Paris, France

Korean Beauty, Francoise Livinec Gallery, Paris, France

Ombres et lumières, l’Art déconfiné, Francoise Livinec Gallery, Paris, France

Chimères, un étonnement pour val vie, Francoise Livinec Gallery, Paris, France

 

2019

Bétonner, Broyer, Coudre, Gratter, Francoise Livinec Gallery, Paris, France

 

2018 «

Colorful Christmas, Francoise Livinec Gallery, Paris, France

Exhibition Mixed, Leonhard’s Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

 

2017

Spoon Art Show, Art Works Paris Seoul Gallery, Ilsan, Korea

 

AWARDS

 

2011 Competition “A Look at the Promising Korean Artists”, Korean Cultural Center, Paris, France. 2010 Grand Prize for Painting from the International Exhibitions Bureau, La Ferté-Bernard,  France. Municipal Youth Council Award, La Ferté-Bernard, France.

2008 Grant, Mécénat Mulgam, Paris, France. 2002 Award, Bucharest International Engraving Competition, Romania Award, National Engraving Competition, Seoul, Korea, 1999 Award, National Engraving Competition, Gwangju, Korea.

Kyung- Ae Hur, N°FRP0821BP1, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 63 3/4 x 51 1/8 in"

 

N°VP0821P, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 15 3/4 x 19 3/4"