b. 1987, South Korea

Hejum Bä Biography

Hejum Bä approaches the traditional concept and medium of abstract painting with an alternative system of reflection. She combines motility, strong color relationships, and elements of language with abstract behavior in her work. In order to reveal the 'mobile image' in painting, Bä started by deconstructing scenes from her self-produced videos and rearranging them as paintings. Moving forward, Bä then transformed her work into explorations of motility using the properties and elements found within the canvas. In previous works, rather than the realistic rendering of the subject, Bä focused on the allegorical implication of how the colored surfaces can move structurally and be mobile through the confrontation of color. Bä questioned the perspective with which we recognize color surfaces in painting while presenting a resemblant subject, and showed a distancing from that. Perhaps the artist's perspective, identifying the difference that appears when facing an already familiar subject in painting, may be reflected in her work.

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Hejum Bä (b. 1987) received her BFA in Painting and Printmaking at Ewha Womans University. After attending Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, she is now completing studies at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. In 2021 she has opened solo exhibitions at Kumho Museum of Art and SeMA Storage, respectively, with another at OCI Museum of Art in 2018. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at Whistle, DOOSAN Gallery, Hakgojae Gallery, HITE Collection, and more.

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Hejum Bä Featured Artworks

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Chances for a strike by Hejum Bä contemporary artwork painting
Hejum Bä Chances for a strike, 2021 Acrylic on canvas
112.2 x 112.2 x 3 cm
Whistle Contact Gallery
Unlock by Hejum Bä contemporary artwork painting
Hejum Bä Unlock, 2022 Oil on canvas
143 x 139.5 x 4.5 cm
Whistle Contact Gallery
Shuffling by Hejum Bä contemporary artwork painting
Hejum Bä Shuffling, 2021 Acrylic on canvas
80.3 x 65.1 x 4 cm
Whistle Contact Gallery
Rolling Dice by Hejum Bä contemporary artwork painting
Hejum Bä Rolling Dice, 2021 Acrylic on canvas
144 x 162.2 x 4 cm
Whistle Contact Gallery
IN EQUILIBRIUM by Hejum Bä contemporary artwork painting
Hejum Bä IN EQUILIBRIUM, 2021 Acrylic on canvas
80.3 x 65.1 x 1.7 cm
Whistle Contact Gallery
COMBO by Hejum Bä contemporary artwork painting
Hejum Bä COMBO, 2021 Acrylic on canvas
80.3 x 60.4 x 4 cm
Whistle Contact Gallery
COMBO Two by Hejum Bä contemporary artwork painting
Hejum Bä COMBO Two, 2021 Acrylic on canvas
72.7 x 60.6 x 1.7 cm
Whistle Contact Gallery
Way Down Shot by Hejum Bä contemporary artwork painting
Hejum Bä Way Down Shot, 2021 Oil on canvas
91 x 116.8 x 4 cm
Whistle Contact Gallery

Hejum Bä Recent Exhibitions

Hejum Bä Represented By

Whistle contemporary art gallery in Seoul, South Korea Whistle Seoul

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