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WHERE I WORK

Ha Chong-Hyun

Photographs and Text by Yujin Min

The secluded studio of a seminal Dansaekhwa artist reveals ongoing experimentations with burlap material and monotone paints

Ha Chong-Hyun standing next to signature burlap canvases in his studio in Ilsan, South Korea.

After a 30-minute drive from the bustling metropolis of Seoul, I arrive at the quiet, green suburban neighborhood of Ilsan, northwest of the capital, where Ha Chong-Hyun’s sprawling work complex is nestled among pine trees. The utilitarian metal facade of Ha’s studio seems to emanate a calm and dignified presence, evoking…

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