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.Read More
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.