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Exhibiting Artists

  • Youngwook Han  (+)

    Biography : Name Young Wook, Han (represented by Galerie Bhak) Education M.F.A in Painting, Graduate school of Fine Arts, Hong-ik Univ., Seoul, Korea B.F.A in Painting, College of Fine Arts, Hong-ik Univ., Seoul, Korea Solo Exhibitions 2013 Aug. 30 – Sep.14, “Life”, Galerie Bhak, Seoul, Korea 2011 Aug. 20 – Sep.18, “Face”, Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan Jun. 1 – 15, “Face”, Galerie Bhak, Seoul, Korea 2008 Nov. 27 – Dec. 6, “Face”, Galerie Bhak, Seoul, Korea Group Exhibitions 2016 Context Art Miami, Art Miami Pavilion, Miami, USA Art Taipei, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan Art Central Hong Kong, Central Harbourfront, HK, China 2015 Context Art Miami, Art Miami Pavilion, Miami, USA Art Taipei, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan LA art show, LA convention center, LA, USA Korea Galleries Art Fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea G-seoul art fair, DDP, Seoul, Korea Affordable ART FAIR Hong Kong HK convention center, HK, China SCOPE basel, scope pavilion, Basel, Swiss Art BUSAN, BEXCO, Busan, Korea 2014 Scope Miami Beach 2014, Scope Miami beach pavilion, Miami, USA Affordable ART FAIR Battersea, Battersea Park, London, UK Affordable ART FAIR Hong Kong 2014,, HK convention center, HK, China PAIK, Yoon-Ki, HAN, Young-wook, Galerie BHAK, Seoul, Korea KIAF(Korean International Art Fair) 2014, COEX, Seoul, Korea ART Gwangju, Gwangju, Korea Korea Galleries Art Fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea 2013 KIAF(Korean International Art Fair) 2013, COEX, Seoul, Korea Asia Hotel Art Fair Seoul, CONRAD, Seoul, Korea Art Show Busan, BEXCO, Busan, Korea Korea Galleries Art Fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 2012 Art Taipei, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan KIAF (Korea International Art Fair) 2012, COEX, Seoul, Korea “Powerful Gangwon 2012”, Chuncheon National Museum, Chuncheon, Korea Art Show Busan 2012, BEXCO, Busan, Korea SOAF (Seoul Open Art Fair) 2012, COEX, Seoul, Korea CIGE (China International Gallery E

    Detailed Description : He depicts the beauty of the human face. Just as much as he depicts what makes our faces captivating, he also focuses on our flaws. This method makes his paintings extremely realistic. When I first saw a Wook piece, I was shocked to discover that he does not use photography anywhere in his artistic process. Wook’s method to obtain a realistic portrait includes scratching oil off of aluminum, not by editing images using Photoshop. According to Ravenel International Art Group, which is a corporation that seeks to promote contemporary Asian art, Wook gained his education to produce such realistic portraits at Hong-Ik University in Seoul, South Korea, where he received a Bachelor and Masters of Fine Arts. Even though Wook’s artwork does not cover up the flaws of our faces, such as wrinkles, the bags around our eyes or skin blemishes, he has a way of using these imperfections to tell the story of his subjects. One piece titled “Face” depicts an elderly man. You can see the wrinkles in his skin, which resemble an old withered leather bag. The man has a full grey beard and thick eyebrows to match it. The combination of the man’s round eyes and slightly open mouth leaves the viewer feeling slightly anxious, matching the feelings of the man in the painting. The use of aluminum as a medium provides a humble shimmer to the man’s cheek bones and emphasizes his aging beard. This is a remarkable work of art. As I look at his art, it’s as if I transform into the portrait that I am looking at. Wook forces you to not only vividly gaze at his artwork, but to also look at it as if it were a mirror. With his work’s realism, he has a way of putting you into the shoes of his subjects. For example, a painting of a woman makes you feel as though you are literally the woman in the painting. The piece is only of the woman’s forehead to the top of her mouth. Ultimately, this emphasizes the woman’s eyes. Her eyes are round and have large bags underneath them. She is wearing

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Established in March 1993, GALERIE BHAK is one of the leading galleries in Seoul, Korea. The gallery is specialized in contemporary Korean and international art in paintings to photography, and sculpture to installation art

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