Bae Yoon Hwan Korea, b. 1983

Overview

Bae Yoon Hwan’s pictorial storytelling stems from political incidents, stories, fables and his personal experiences. By selectively employing images from a constant outpouring of media imageries or some art-historical pictures considered as classics, Bae juxtaposes and contrasts abundant tales contained in them in order to transform them into ceaseless narratives visualized in a variety of scales of forms. Thus, his practice consists of abrupt utterances of fragmental and anecdotal stories instead of following a coherent storyline; it is a manifestation of his original figurative ‘Automatism’. In terms of the technique, the new works are significant as Bae attempts to apply a new painting technique developed from the prior modes which experimented with graffiti-styles with his original rhythmical strokes. The new multiple-sized paintings whose solemn touch reminds us of Realism works of art depict close-up scenes of which animals such as a lion or a deer consume other creatures. Sensitively responding to the surrounding light, the glossy surface of the paintings increases the depth of light and shade.

Works
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, Next Stop is Where You Are 1, 2021
    Next Stop is Where You Are 1, 2021
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, Next Stop is Where You Are 2, 2021
    Next Stop is Where You Are 2, 2021
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, Lobster Quadrille, 2020
    Lobster Quadrille, 2020
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, At the Old Ball Game, 2018
    At the Old Ball Game, 2018
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, Casting & Weaving, 2018
    Casting & Weaving, 2018
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, Come Out Come Out Whatever You Are, 2018
    Come Out Come Out Whatever You Are, 2018
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, Its The Old Rule, 2018
    Its The Old Rule, 2018
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, Road to Studio B, 2018
    Road to Studio B, 2018
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, Bird Head, Volleyball Cat, 2017
    Bird Head, Volleyball Cat, 2017
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, Horn and Brush, 2017
    Horn and Brush, 2017
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, Self-Portrait, 2017
    Self-Portrait, 2017
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