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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Seung Yul Oh

b. 1981, South Korea

Korean born Seung Yul Oh moved to New Zealand in 2003 and became a New Zealand citizen. Since graduating with an MFA from the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 2005, Seung Yul Oh has worked with numerous materials, constructing large scale egg-shapes from fibreglass and a woollen mammoth from mops. 

Oh’s practice is intentionally entertaining, celebrating the act of playfulness as essential to sustaining serious creativity. Seung Yul Oh works fulltime as an artist and is occasionally called on by Auckland University's Elam School of Fine Arts to work with students. Internationally Seung Yul has embarked upon a new phase of his career aimed at taking his art to a wider international audience and the rapidly expanding Asia Pacific region. His work is represented in the collection of the Museum of New Zealand—Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington.
 

Featured Artworks

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Horizontal Loop by Seung Yul Oh contemporary artwork Seung Yul OhHorizontal Loop, 2018 Acrylic on Wood
90 x 100 x 6.5 cm
ONE AND J. Gallery
Horizontal Loop by Seung Yul Oh contemporary artwork Seung Yul OhHorizontal Loop, 2018 Acrylic on Wood
90 x 100 x 6.5 cm
ONE AND J. Gallery
Tongue Tong by Seung Yul Oh contemporary artwork Seung Yul OhTongue Tong, 2018 Clay wood PVC gold,
Whistle
Spring by Seung Yul Oh contemporary artwork Seung Yul OhSpring, 2007 Cast resin
32 x 15 cm
Whistle
Monologue by Seung Yul Oh contemporary artwork Seung Yul OhMonologue, 2018 Acrylic and wax on wood
67 x 136 cm
Whistle
Fractionation 3 by Seung Yul Oh contemporary artwork Seung Yul OhFractionation 3, 2018 Acrylic and wax on wood
226 x 4.5 cm
Whistle
Fractionation 6 by Seung Yul Oh contemporary artwork Seung Yul OhFractionation 6, 2018 Acrylic and wax on wood
205 x 5 cm
Whistle
Bloom VI by Seung Yul Oh contemporary artwork Seung Yul OhBloom VI, 2018 Acrylic on wood
6.5 x 22 x 11 cm
Whistle

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Kwangho Lee, Seung Yul Oh, The Well at Whistle, Seoul
Closed
14 September–13 October 2018 Kwangho Lee, Seung Yul Oh The Well Whistle, Seoul
Contemporary art exhibition, Seung Yul Oh, Vary Very at ONE AND J. Gallery, Seoul
Closed
1–30 September 2018 Seung Yul Oh Vary Very ONE AND J. Gallery, Seoul
Contemporary art exhibition, Seung Yul Oh, Horizontal Loop at Starkwhite, Auckland
Closed
26 June–28 July 2018 Seung Yul Oh Horizontal Loop Starkwhite, Auckland

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In Ocula Magazine

Seung Yul Oh Ocula Conversation Seung Yul Oh Artist, Korea

Born in Korea in 1981, Seung Yul Oh moved to New Zealand in 1997 and graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland in 2005. He has exhibited widely in New Zealand and Korea. In 2013 he was recipient of the SEMA Nanji Residency in Seoul and in 2011 was recipient of the Harriet Friedlander New York Residency, supported by...

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Total Abstraction: A Report From Art Basel Miami Beach Ocula Report Total Abstraction: A Report From Art Basel Miami Beach 11 Dec 2013 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

General consensus? This years edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach was better than the last. Everything was “more” – more vibrancy, daring choices, and a more buoyant market. The Public program at Collin’s Park was a complete success, featuring performance pieces by artists including Ryan McNamara, Mungo Thomson and David...

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In Related Press

Seung Yul Oh’s Wooden Painted Reliefs Related Press Seung Yul Oh’s Wooden Painted Reliefs EyeContact : 17 July 2018

In this presentation of six painted wall sculptures, the emphasis on an outer, painted frame—with no material centre—links them to Seung Yul Oh's minimalist paintings of a few years ago where white canvases had colourfully painted 'frames' with oddly butted or mitred corners. These eccentric new square or horizontally rectangular works...

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