Biography

Employing Korean traditional materials of ink and hanj, Korean traditional rice paper, Yoo has mastered the practice of emptying and filling. The act of creation by taking away material marks his work as not only the transcendent, but also marks original in his creative technique. Using an immense calligraphic brush, Yoo expresses the power of a single stroke, the splash and smear as means of expressing vitality of two-dimensional art.

 

Incorporating these unique methods derived from Western and Eastern artistic traditions, Yoo bridges the gap between two-dimensional and three-dimensional art, tradition and contemporary, digital and analogue.

 

Yoo Hyun received his MFA in Western Painting at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, and BFA in Korean Painting from Yeungnam University in Korea. He has held exhibitions in Tokyo, Seoul, and Daegu, and is in private and institutional collections in Korea, Japan, and the United States.