Huh Myoungwook : Overlaying Time

20 July - 20 August 2023

Gana Art Bogwang


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Gana Art is delighted to announce the presentation of Overlaying Time, the solo exhibition by Huh Myoungwook (b. 1966). Huh continues to create original works that represent the traces of time through painting. His work crosses the boundaries of fine art and practical art, including painting, sculpture, and crafts, with a contemporary interpretation of traditional lacquer. In addition to showcasing his paintings and sculptures, the exhibition will also feature a selection of his recent video works that capture the essence of time in nature. This will provide an opportunity not only to audience the entirety of his works but also to immerse oneself in his artistic trajectory as it expands into a broader realm.

Huh believes that color is what represents himself and his life. The artist conducted extensive color experimentation using various media to embody the specific colors he desired. After numerous efforts, he successfully expressed these sensuous colors through the lacquer medium. Lacquer is temporal, requiring dozens of overlaying and a long drying process to achieve the perfect color. Every morning, He makes colors and overlays after then incorporating the waiting time for them to dry within his works. His works are an overlaying time and as is often the case with the results of years of practice, it is imbued with a sense of the sublime. Through his hands, the time that has already passed becomes a sculpture, leaving traces, and even that, as time flows, naturally abrades, transforms, and eventually disappears. As the artist claims that time for contemplating natural phenomena such as birth, existence, and disappearance is essential in our lives, we hope you will have a moment to reflect on the meaning of our finite lives in front of his works that capture the passage of time.
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Huh Myoungwook

Huh Myoungwook personally makes his own colors evey morning, mixing the colors to convey his emotions at the time, and applying them, layer by layer, on the supporting background medium. He has carried out color experiments with diverse media in order to embody the colors of his desire, and after a long effort, finally succeeded in creating the sensuous colors that he wanted through “Ottchil”, lacquer coating. To the artist, who believes that art and life are profoundly connected, color is no different from a language used to tell his story to viewers.


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