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INSOOK HWANG
updated: 06/26/2012
website: www.insookhwang.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Moving Castle
Hi Love Kiss!
Detail-Hi Love Kiss!
Installation view - Hi Love Kiss!
Detail- Hi Love Kiss!
Matrix of Memories
O Sole Mio (oh my sun!) - Installation View
Detail - O Sole Mio (oh my sun!)
The Unknown Forest
Detail - The Unknown Forest
Detail - The Unknown Forest
Hi!
Detail-Hi!
I miss you - Installation view
Wonder City - Installation view
 
Portfolio Keywords:  cartoon, humor, conceptual, optical, futuristic, repetition, technology, biomorphic, collage, abstract
 
 
Moving Castle by INSOOK HWANG
Moving Castle
tape, mylar, acylic, sticker, digital photo frame(animation), glitter film, vinyl
2012
136.8 " x  276 " 
Hi Love Kiss! by INSOOK HWANG
Hi Love Kiss!
Lenticular, ink, tape, mylar, vinyl, acrylic, digital photo frame (animation), stickers, glitter film
2011
132" x  132" 
Detail-Hi Love Kiss! by INSOOK HWANG
Detail-Hi Love Kiss!
Lenticular, ink, tape, mylar, vinyl, acrylic, digital photo frame (animation), stickers, glitter film
2011
0" x  0" 
Installation view - Hi Love Kiss! by INSOOK HWANG
Installation view - Hi Love Kiss!
lenticular, acrylic, canvas, ink, digital photo frame (8sec animation )
2011
132 " x  132 " 
Detail- Hi Love Kiss! by INSOOK HWANG
Detail- Hi Love Kiss!
Lenticular, ink, tape, mylar, vinyl, acrylic, digital photo frame (animation), stickers, glitter film
2011
132 " x  132 " 
Matrix of Memories by INSOOK HWANG
Matrix of Memories
ink, mylar,paper, glitter film, canvas, digital photoframe(animation)
2011
156 " x  105.6 " 
O Sole Mio (oh my sun!) - Installation View by INSOOK HWANG
O Sole Mio (oh my sun!) - Installation View
lenticular, ink, acrylic, paper, canvas on canvas
2011
192 " x  105.6 " 
Detail - O Sole Mio (oh my sun!) by INSOOK HWANG
Detail - O Sole Mio (oh my sun!)
ink, lenticular, arcylic, paper, canvas on canvas
2011
16" x  8.8" 
The Unknown Forest by INSOOK HWANG
The Unknown Forest
ink, lenticular, canvas, paper, glitter film on rice paper
2011
83" x  58.5" 
Detail - The Unknown Forest by INSOOK HWANG
Detail - The Unknown Forest
ink, lenticular, paper, canvas, glitter film on rice paper
2011
0" x  0" 
Detail - The Unknown Forest by INSOOK HWANG
Detail - The Unknown Forest
ink, lenticular, paper, canvas, glitter film on rice paper
2011
83" x  58.5" 
Hi! by INSOOK HWANG
Hi!
lenticular, acrylic, canvas, ink, digital photo frame (8sec animation )
2011
144 " x  180 "  x 240 " 
Detail-Hi! by INSOOK HWANG
Detail-Hi!
lenticular, cotton, paper, canvas printed and collaged, glitter, acrylic, ink on canvas, 60x60 inches
2011
0" x  0" 
I miss you - Installation view  by INSOOK HWANG
I miss you - Installation view
digital photo frame(16sec animation), projector(30sec animation), lenticular, acrylic, ink on canvas, pillows
2008
100 " x  150 " 
Wonder City - Installation view by INSOOK HWANG
Wonder City - Installation view
acrylic, ink, digital print on fabric, rice paper, hanging pillows
2007
98" x  156" 

Artist Statement
     In my work, my interest is in creating a form that resembles a living organism by combining small, repeating images that assemble into a larger more intriguing form. When creating forms digitally, I use each small image like a cell, repeating them but with slight variations in their form.      The Imaginary creatures created by combining multiple images of monitors, curved pipes and tubes symbolize our contemporary, internet based society moving, affecting, and evolving itself. The small and overlapping images and written text in my pieces, not easily seen from a distance, work like a cryptic code and serve as contemporary talismans wishing people well being, balance and happiness. In stickers, pillows, and part of the animation, a portrait of myself sitting like a multi armed Buddha inside ball-like shapes humorously suggests my warm wishes for the world. Stickers of different tones and textures are used to create an optical illusion of depth in the wall space. The pillows applied strengthen the optical illusion as if the drawn or printed images were coming out of the virtual space into the actual one.      The net itself symbolizes imaginary cells floating in the universe containing the accumulated memories, experience and the unconsciousness of human beings as a whole that last forever, shifting their forms and evolving in the space.  

     The techniques I’ve used to create all my recent works include the use of lenticuar prints, stencils, airbrushing, sticker making, a digital cutter (for stickers), photography, animation, painting, drawing, sewing and collage.  The materials used are mylar, glitter film, printed paper, vinyl, tape, digital photo frames , acrylics, ink , Swarovski crystals and canvas.

 

 

Artist Bio / CV
Insook Hwang was born and raised in South Korea. She earned an M.E. (major in Art Education) at Seoul National Universtiy in 1994 in Korea and an M.F.A. (major in Painting, minor in Sculpture) degree at City College of New York in 1999 in United States. She’s had ten solo exhibitions in both Korea and the U.S., and participated in two major International Contemporary Arts Exhibitions (Busan Biennale 2002 in Korea, Officina Asia 2004 in Italy). She has exhibited her work at Artspace in New Haven where she has lived since moving back to the U.S. from Korea in 2006. As an adjunct professor, she taught a Mixed media class at Albertus Magnus College and Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven. She is a recipient of a 2010 Artist Fellowship Grant from Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism.