Myung-Ok Han

1958 · Republic of Korea

Artist biography

Myung-Ok Han is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from the Republic of Korea, like other prominent artists such as Kang Un, Kwantaeck Park, Bong-Chae Son, Ji Yong Kim, and Hyungmin Moon. Myung-Ok Han was born in 1958.

Myung-Ok Han's Gallery representation

Myung-Ok Han is represented by Galerie Jean Brolly located in Paris, France.

Further Biographical Context for Myung-Ok Han

Born in 1958, Myung-Ok Han was largely inspired by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all representative of a strong desire to evolve and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre regained its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and fame, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a prominent figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-cultural activity that no other visual artist OF his standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. Across the globe, various movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the innovative radical ideologies it occasioned strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also received critical and commercial success. The critical, prominent artistic pillars of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America.

Myung-Ok Han

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