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YOUNG SUP

HAN

Preferring traces of ink on Hanji paper to washes of oil on canvas, Young Sup Han (b. 1941) has been labeled as the 'Hanji artist.' The title is meaningful to him as he was originally trained in western style painting, yet Han has firmly dedicated his work to the Hanji paper for the majority of his career. As his determination for this particular medium has been widely acknowledged as an effective method in revealing Korean aesthetics and its formality, the world's interest in his works is increasing day by day. He is renowned as a master of 'rubbing art,' capturing the essence of nature on the traditional Korean material of Hanji paper. He uses natural materials such as stones, twigs, perilla leaves, and corn stalks to create his works.  His rubbing methods contour the plant repeatedly, giving birth to a dynamic surface. Composed solely of lines, Han's work showcases the characteristics of Korean aesthetics.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

Domestic Art Museum, POSCO, Gyeomjae Jeongseon Memorial Museum, Gallery Chosun, Yongeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Fukui City Art Museum (Japan), Rade Museum (Germany), Remba Gallery (USA).

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2017

Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art

2015

Museum SAN

2011

Schema Art Museum

2009

Yongeun Museum of Contemporary Art

2008

Seoul Museum of Art

1997

Walkerhill Art Center

1993

Total Museum

1986

National Museum of Contemporary Art

1978

National Museum of Contemporary Art

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Blue Sea, 2017, Ink on Hanji paper, 25 x 39.4 inches

Mother Earth, 2017, Ink on Hanji paper 112.2 x 70.8 inches