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Kukje Gallery

Ha Chong-Hyun

HA CHONG-HYUN, Conjunction 15-106, 2015, Oil on hemp cloth, 260 x 194 cm. 

Photo by Sang-Tae Kim. Courtesy Kukje Gallery, Seoul. 

Encountering Ha Chong-Hyun's "Conjunction" series for the first time is a striking experience. There is something impactful about his works of oil on hemp cloth, where paint is pressed through the canvas from the reverse side to produce a one-of-a-kind visual effect on the front. Ha's art is a form of repeated performance—cultivated as part of Dansaekhwa, the seminal monochrome movement active during the social turmoil of…

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