Sunday, June 26, 2011

9. Kyung Woo Han - Green House

Kyung Woo Han received a BFA in sculpture from Seoul National University in South Korea, and an MFA in Film,Video and New Media from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He was recently chosen for AIM artist in Bronx Museum (2008), and awarded a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency (2007). He also won a Visual Arts Award from AHL foundation (2007), and Rockefeller Brothers Fund from Asian Cultural Council (2006). Han’s work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and South Korea. He has exhibited his work at the Bronx Museum, White Box, Smith College Museum, Gallery Two, LG space, Seoul Arts Center and GANA Art Center in Seoul Korea. He is now living and working in Brooklyn, NY.

All the facts are relevant. People see what they want to see. One fact can be interpreted in several ways depend on our perceptions. In the opposite, two different facts can be looked the same. My work deals with perception and illusions. Everything we see or what we know is not absolute. I suggest various ways to perceive things with slightly different perspectives.

I use surveillance cameras to mimic people’s eyes. The image that is captured in the video camera is very narrow and direct. The information that is given to us is limited. It is impossible to see beyond the rectangular frame. I’m using this weak point as a crucial system of my work.

See more work by Kyung Woo Han HERE

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