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by Gallery Sun Contemporary
Location: Gallery Sun Contemporary
Artist(s): Chang ha HWANG
Date: 17 Nov - 17 Dec 2011

Gallery SUN contemporary is pleased to present ‘Kiln’ the second solo exhibition of Changha Hwang, followed by the previous exhibition held in 1998, from 17th November to 17th December.
The exhibition is held with the theme of ‘KILN’. The title, Kiln which is used by the ceramicist, would explain what changes from his previous work have been made. First, he observed the process of ceramic making by ceramicist. After the process; they mold the clay and shape it, do a biscuit firing and glaze it, it is baked on a kiln for the completion of the work. It’s predictable how the work, which gets out of the ceramicist’s hand, comes out by the natural power in a kiln. However, once it goes into the kiln the ceramicist is unable to control it even if variables occur. He sets up certain rules that is ‘process’ and wants to put the course he cannot directly, consciously intervene to complete it. He’s sought for the way of not drawing intended but doing unconsciously that is still his main concern. As a result, this time he adopts the process of ceramic making for his new body of works.
Previous works have shown the peak of visual tension by complicatedly layered lines and coloured sides. In current works, layers of the latticed pattern like a maze pile up in order which makes space deeper. Natural and dynamic lines and colours added that produce soft and natural depth of space and time, the dynamic sense and liveliness. Geometrical stiffness, sharpness and softness, naturalness are all mixed up in new works. This show provides us with the work full of various visual experiences drawing us into the maze deeply.
Changha Hwang, born in Seoul, South Korea and moved to the USA in early 20s, currently lives in New York working actively in both USA and Europe. Having received his B.F.A. in painting from Parsons School of Design, he continued his education at the Frank Mohr Institute in the Netherlands and earned his M.F.A from Hunter College in New York. Since 2002 he has exhibited extensively, including 15 solo shows in Paris, Madrid, Brussels, New York and Seoul. He has also participated in numerous group shows in Geneva, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and New York grabbing the public’s attention. He has been represented at the world’s most influential art fairs such as FIAC, Armory Show, ARCO, and Frieze Art Fair since 2004 and loved by art collectors worldwide. His work is in the collection of the National Collection of France and he was selected for the ‘feature artist’ of New American Painting, the art magazine, in 2007.

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