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b. 1983, South Korea

Bae Yoon Hwan Biography

Born in Chungju, Korea, Bae Yoon hwan graduated from School of Fusion Arts at Seowon and School of Environment and Design at Kyungwon University. He explores two dimensional medium’s extensibility, proficiently dealing with drawings, paintings, printings and animation.

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Bae unfolds social issues and incidents that he has experienced either directly and indirectly; his practice contains scenes which are metaphorically and humorously reconstructed from images of rumours, spooky stories, folk tales, political issues, TV series, news, the Internet, and spam text messages. He illustrates human emotions such as anger, boredom, impatience, oneself’s inner conflicts, and even self-contradictions occurring when a person is enforced to accept certain events due to external pressure or irresistible forces.

Bae’s strength is his unique expression style which reveals vivid and unrefined touches maintaining original traits of materials such as charcoal, oil pastels, acrylics and pens. His depiction possesses not only a rough and bold sensation but an elaborate delicacy, hence his work leaves an intense impression with a dense sense of weight. As an artist who constantly seeks a breakthrough of two dimensional artwork, Bae tried to extend its physical notion by employing outsized canvas recently. Furthermore he has broadened his scope to the field of an animated film which allows him to gain flexibility in usage of medium and also to reduce his craving for new painting.

Gyeongnam Art Museum, and SOMA Museum of Art. In addition, having won the Joongang Finearts Prize in 2014, Bae stands out among contemporary Korean painters. 

Bae Yoon Hwan Featured Artworks

“Stay tune” by Bae Yoon Hwan contemporary artwork
Bae Yoon Hwan“Stay tune”, 2020Acrylic on canvas
127 x 78 cm
Gallery Baton Contact Gallery
Where is Homer? by Bae Yoon Hwan contemporary artwork
Bae Yoon HwanWhere is Homer?, 2019acrylic on canvas
90 x 131 cm
Gallery Baton Contact Gallery
Animation 1 by Bae Yoon Hwan contemporary artwork
Bae Yoon HwanAnimation 1, 2019oil pastel, acrylic on canvas
145 x 145 cm
Gallery Baton Contact Gallery
Animation 2 by Bae Yoon Hwan contemporary artwork
Bae Yoon HwanAnimation 2, 2019oil pastel, acrylic on canvas
145 x 145 cm
Gallery Baton Contact Gallery
Animation 3 by Bae Yoon Hwan contemporary artwork
Bae Yoon HwanAnimation 3, 2019oil pastel, acrylic on canvas
145 x 145 cm
Gallery Baton Contact Gallery
Horn and Brush by Bae Yoon Hwan contemporary artwork
Bae Yoon HwanHorn and Brush, 2017acrylic on canvas
162 x 260 cm
Gallery Baton Contact Gallery
All you knead is dough by Bae Yoon Hwan contemporary artwork
Bae Yoon HwanAll you knead is dough, 2017oil pastel, acrylic on canvas
97 x 130 cm
Gallery Baton Contact Gallery
Bullets in my pocket by Bae Yoon Hwan contemporary artwork
Bae Yoon HwanBullets in my pocket, 2016 - 2017wood collage, acrylic on panel
50 x 35 cm
Gallery Baton Contact Gallery

Bae Yoon Hwan Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, CYGNUS LOOP at Gallery Baton, Seoul
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28 June–31 July 2019 Group Exhibition CYGNUS LOOP Gallery BatonSeoul
Contemporary art exhibition, Bae Yoon Hwan, Breathing Island at Gallery Baton, Seoul
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20 December 2017–27 January 2018 Bae Yoon Hwan Breathing Island Gallery BatonSeoul

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Bae Yoon Hwan In Ocula Magazine

Asia Contemporary Art Week: Diary #1: 5–15 September 2018 Ocula Insight Asia Contemporary Art Week: Diary #1: 5–15 September 2018 By Sophia McKinnon

The 13 th edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) launched during the first week of September—along with the rest of the New York art world—offering rare insight into artist spaces and practices during one of the most frenetic months of the year. The 2018 iteration of ACAW contains a season-long programme of signature events...

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