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원피스아트 홍장오


March 20 - April 28, 2024

ARTBN is pleased to announce the 9th project of THE ONE PIECE OF ART by HONG JANG OH, opening at the gallery on March 20, 2024. 

HONG develops new work, entitled <LUCY- MOSS ON ROCKS>, to incorporate installation, wall sculpture, and drawings into an interior intervention produced previously in projects. HONG JANG OH combines natural shapes, objects, and heterogeneous shapes rather than using physical properties and materials to express serious questions and reflection on art, infinite experimentation, and imagination in his works. 

HONG Graduated from Goldsmiths, UK, with a Master's degree in Fine Art and is currently living and working in Korea.

<THE ONE PIECE OF ART> is the name of an art project planned by ARTBN. It will be held in the form of a solo exhibition of the ten selected artists, and each project will exhibit one of the artists' best works and a video that highlights their world of work or contains symbolic content related to the work. This exhibition-type art project sheds more in-depth light on the artist's world of work by focusing on one piece that includes the artist's work's most critical meaning and concept

Statement - Hong Jang Oh


Through sculpture and installation, various aspects that can arise from tensions such as difference and homogeneity, overlap and exclusion, conflict and negotiation inherent in the boundaries of materials are shown. In particular, I am interested in how technology reflects the current physical reality itself by expressing a world of new possibilities that transcend the conflicting boundaries between nature and artificiality.


It shows imaginary substitutes recombined by dismantling, overlapping, and transforming specific structures that can be found in living and non-living, artificial and mechanical forms. Its unknown form is clearly distinct from metaphorical symbols or anthropomorphic machines that imitate nature, and can be said to be a biological model synthesized at the borderline where reality and virtuality meet. It may be a cell, an animal, a plant, or a fragment of mineral matter, or sound and light, or it may be an aggregate that forms a colony from a single entity.


The process of creating a new object is always non-linear and unplanned, and the contingency of the visual and physical responses of each part is activated as much as possible. The goal is to choose a method that can reveal the properties of the non-art materials used, such as aluminum, transparent or translucent PVC panels, reflective cloth, wire and beads, that is, their cold or dry, light or heavy conditions. The resulting uncertainty remains in the final result of the work.


A different world unfolds through the negotiation between the structure's inevitable fate of gravity and the various X and Y axes that disturb it. The various conditions of possibility faced by materials, such as irregular arrangement, elaborate symmetry, and natural stretching due to gravity and its reversal, become the materials and driving force of the work. Clues to life and death are found in the subtle echoes of space and material. Ultimately, the goal is to capture and record the moments of friction that are created at the boundaries of relationships where the conditions of existence collide.










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