Ran Hwang

1960 · Republic of Korea

Artist biography

Ran Hwang is seen as an established artist, who originates from the Republic of Korea, like other renowned artists such as Ji Won Kim, KangHee Kim, Kim Tschang Yeul, Ryan Kim, and Jeong Hyun Sook. Ran Hwang was born in 1960.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ran Hwang is represented and exhibited by Leila Heller Gallery | New York in the United States. Ran Hwang's work has most recently been exhibited at Leila Heller Gallery | New York in the United States (13 May 2019 until 14 October 2019) with the exhibition Double Vision.

Further Biographical Context for Ran Hwang

Ran Hwang was born in 1960, grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were an important decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Ran Hwang

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