'An artist should constantly grapple with color. And I thought I would be able to finally complete the puzzle of my art when I fill in the missing color.'– Ha Chong-Hyun
Tina Kim Gallery is pleased to present Return to Color, a solo exhibition of works by Ha Chong-Hyun (b. 1935), one of the leading members of the Dansaekhwa movement. Marking his third solo presentation with the gallery, the exhibition surveys the last decade of the artist's practice with new polychromatic works that illuminate a return to colour as well as a departure from his foundational, monochromatic 'Conjunction' series first developed in the 1970s. This revitalised body of work will be exhibited alongside selections from the artist's 'Post-Conjunction' series from 2011. Shown together, the exhibition will examine the artist's relationship to colour, and investigate the philosophy behind the pivotal transitions in Ha's practice. The exhibition will be on view from 8 May to 30 June 2021.
Press release courtesy Tina Kim Gallery.