Bae Yoon Hwan Korea, b. 1983


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 productions 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, Bae attempts to apply a technique developed from the prior modes which experimented graffiti-styles with his original rhythmical strokes. In addition, the glossy surface of the paintings increases the depth of light and shade sensitively responding to the surrounding light. He has brought personified animals in his new work to create a witty yet eccentric ambience and subtly unveil a substantial context behind the surface.

Bae Yoon Hwan has participated exhibitions at Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, and OCI Museum of Art in Korea. His work is represented in the collections of National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, SeMA, Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Cheongju Museum of Art, and Daegu Art Museum in Korea.

  • Bae Yoon Hwan, Bunnies of Oz , 2022
    Bunnies of Oz , 2022
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, Miracle Expedition, 2022
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, No Eucalyptus Anymore , 2022
    No Eucalyptus Anymore , 2022
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, SF Movie is on Air, 2022
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, Something Big is Coming, 2022
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, The Thrill is Gone, 2022
    The Thrill is Gone, 2022
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, What does taming mean?, 2022
    What does taming mean?, 2022
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, Kneading?, 2021
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, Mr. Bach, 2021
  • 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
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, Sunbathing on the Ice, 2021
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, Have you seen my baby?, 2020
    Have you seen my baby?, 2020
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, Lobster Quadrille, 2020
    Lobster Quadrille, 2020
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, Melong, 2020
    Melong, 2020
  • Bae Yoon Hwan, Ocean Blue, 2020
    Ocean Blue, 2020

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