Oh (born 1986) first graduated from Hongik University in BFA Painting and finished MFA Fine Arts at Seoul University of Science and Technology. She has been working and exhibiting a series of 'Blind Site' since 2011 that reflects a critical idea of an empty art space and its surroundings. In 2014 Heewon presented a first solo exhibition 'White Void' at Factory Gallery and participated in various selected group exhibitions including '8 Works: Collections of the Artists', 'Polar Night' and 'The Scrap'.Read More
Oh's Works reflects optical, geometric and meteorological worldviews in painting. Oh Heewon assumes that the plane of painting is a space where sedimentation and weathering take place. Using the acrylic paint and water-based mediums, she attempts to capture different elements and natural conditions of the world such as water, the atmosphere, lights and minerals. By stratifying these elements on a canvas or 'the plane' the artist hopes to reveal more discrete correlations of the material world.
Text courtesy Jason Shin.