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b. 1970, South Korea

Choong-Hyun Roh Biography

Choong-Hyun Roh skillfully captures the emotional power that landscapes embody, honing his capacity for subtle observation and his mastery of paint to evince the profound truth found in nature. Since beginning his Prosaic Landscape series in 2005, Choong-Hyun Roh’s practice has focused intensely on this commitment to observing nature. Often using photographs of this place as a starting point, Roh departs from painting in a purely realistic manner, instead focusing on how he feels during his walks around the city of Seoul. By filtering his artistic vocabulary through memory, he is able to transcend the specificity of the place, thereby creating unique and powerful works of art that evoke a dreamlike sentiment, as if these places do not exist at all. 

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Courtesy of Kukje Gallery

Choong-Hyun Roh (1970-) received B.A. and M.F.A from Hongik University. Roh has presented his works from his Prosaic Landscape, Zari (Place), and Closed-Door Room series in various solo and group exhibitions since 2005. His solo exhibitions include exhibitions at Johyun Gallery in 2011, Project Space SARUBIA in 2009, Art Space Pool in 2006, and KwanHoon Gallery in 2005. He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions including Arko Art Center in 2012, Busan Biennale and Seoul Museum of Art in 2008, and Kukje Gallery in 2007.

Choong-Hyun Roh Featured Artworks

heavy snow by Choong-Hyun Roh contemporary artwork painting
Choong-Hyun Rohheavy snow, 2012-2014oil on canvas
130.5 x 162 cm
Space Willing N Dealing Contact Gallery
7-eleven by Choong-Hyun Roh contemporary artwork painting
Choong-Hyun Roh7-eleven, 2018oil on canvas
112 x 145.5 cm
Space Willing N Dealing Contact Gallery
snowfall by Choong-Hyun Roh contemporary artwork painting
Choong-Hyun Rohsnowfall, 2021oil on canvas
72.5 x 72.5 cm
Space Willing N Dealing Contact Gallery
heavy snow by Choong-Hyun Roh contemporary artwork painting
Choong-Hyun Rohheavy snow, 2019-2020oil on canvas
91 x 116.5 cm
Space Willing N Dealing Contact Gallery
snowfall by Choong-Hyun Roh contemporary artwork painting
Choong-Hyun Rohsnowfall, 2021oil on canvas
70 x 70 cm
Space Willing N Dealing Contact Gallery
a walk by Choong-Hyun Roh contemporary artwork painting
Choong-Hyun Roha walk, 2021oil on canvas
41 x 32 cm
Space Willing N Dealing Contact Gallery
a walk by Choong-Hyun Roh contemporary artwork painting
Choong-Hyun Roha walk, 2021oil on canvas
72.5 x 72.5 cm
Space Willing N Dealing Contact Gallery

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