SUNYOUNG HWANG

 

Artist Statement

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Hwang’s paintings are not intended to be read as recognisable, figurative elements as they do not directly depict anything. Instead, they can be described as a physical manifestation of the unconscious, incoherent flow of metaphorically internalised thoughts, emotions, memories, impressions, and as an attempt to uncover their invisible accumulation that is implicit in, or exists beneath or between layers of what is perceptible.

Exploring physical and psychological layering with an intuitive approach to painting, Hwang overlaps multitudinous layers of different times and spaces, tempos and rhythms, gestures and functions, temperatures and emotions without preliminary sketches, drawings, or photographic references. As the entire process of painting happens only on the canvas, each painting has its own sense of the passage of time, and there comes a time when it seems to reach the end spontaneously. This is when seeing the invisible, touching the impalpable, or hearing silence are made possible through the tangibility of paint on canvas.

 

WORKS (POA)

Broken Sleep

Acrylic and oil on canvas

183 x 153 cm

2017

One Last Hug

Acrylic and oil on canvas

61 x 56 cm

2018

View of Dubrovnik from Apartment Lotta

Acrylic and oil on canvas

183 x 147.5 cm

2018

Plitvice Lakes

Acrylic and oil on canvas

183 x 147.5 cm

2018

Treading Water

Acrylic and oil on canvas

122.5 x 92 cm

2018

Definition of My Sea

Acrylic and oil on canvas

61 x 56 cm

2017

What is Being Forgotten

Acrylic and oil on canvas

153 x 143 cm

2017

Dog with No Name

Acrylic and oil on canvas

71.5 x 66.5cm

2018

, I Think

Acrylic and oil on canvas

122.5 x 92 cm

2019