1935 · Republic of Korea
Ha Chong-Hyun is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in Republic of Korea - other established artists such as Donguk Lee, Shoi, Oh Inhwan, Jun Ahn, and Sejoon Kim were also born in Republic of Korea. Ha Chong-Hyun was born in 1935. Also born in 1935 and of this same generation are Bernhard Jaeger, Pierre Haubensak, Lo Savio Francesco, Gino Marotta, and Ray Sander.
About Ha Chong-Hyun's work
Ha Chong-Hyun is best known for producing abstract work. Towards the end of the 19th century, many artists were longing for a change that would allow art to be more reflective of the transitions in society occuring at the time. Abstract art therefore indicates a desire to break free from the more classical depictions of reality, in which artists were constrained. With the use of geometrical shapes, colours and gestural elements, artists like Pablo Picasso and Georges Braques were able to lay the foundations for what would become a fundamental branch of modern art. With abstract art, objects and figures are simplified, schematised, which can arguably provide the viewer with a more spiritual experience, since the focus is not put on the material world, but implies an invitation to delve into reflection.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Ha Chong-Hyun is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries such as Belgium, Republic of Korea, and the United States. Galleries include Almine Rech Gallery | Brussels in Belgium, Cardi Gallery | Milan in Italy, as well as Kukje Gallery | Busan in Republic of Korea. Ha Chong-Hyun's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Ha Chong-Hyun, which took place at Almine Rech Gallery | Paris in France (22 April 2017 - 01 June 2017).
At present, four works from Ha Chong-Hyun are for sale on Artland.
Further Biographical Context for Ha Chong-Hyun's
Ha Chong-Hyun was born in 1935 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1950s growing up. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the grounds for much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.