Talking Hands

A group exhibition of the Asian American Women Artists Alliance
at A.I.R. Gallery, 511 W 25 Street, NYC, July 20 - August 7, 2004

    
Junghi Han, Untitled #3, 2004, Mixed media on canvas, 12” x 16”
Untitled # 3
Mixed media on canvas
12” x 16”, 2004
 

Junghi Han

Born in South Korea in 1953, Junghi Han comes from an artistic family and started drawing at the age of four. She graduated from the Fine Arts Department at the University in South Korea and moved to Stockholm, Sweden to continue her studies in art. Later she studied in Paris, France at the Grand Chaumier Academy. Since 1998, Ms. Han has resided in Los Angeles and New York. Her work presents a spiritual connection between eastern and western cultures through the use of mixed media and calligraphy. Her art has been influenced by the experience of living in different places around the world. Inspired by the intense quality of northern light in Sweden, particularly during cloud free days and very cold nights, she uses light as a metaphor for spirituality and transcendentalism. She begins by making numerous calligraphy marks on diverse kinds of paper and interpolates these fragments into the painting. Additionally, she incorporates organic materials into the work such as wood, rope, wheat, shells, rice paper, cotton, batik wax, sand and stones and combines them with oil and acrylic paints. Her goal is to transcend these modernist forms and deconstruct the stylistic references to modernism by drawing upon her rich and varied background in Europe and the East. Throughout her years of being an artist, Ms. Han has exhibited internationally and nationally in 35 solo and 33 group exhibitions.

 
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