Hong Seon Jang

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Artwork
Zip city, Zip ties, 2010
Zip City detail
Rock, aluminum foil, wooden dowels, fluorescent light , 2010
Geographic Wave, National Geographic Magazines,2009, 140x80 inches (variable)
Forest, tape on black chalkboard, 2010, 25x19 inches
Hong Seon
Jang
Artist's Statement

My work consists of installations often made out of found objects and common products. In giving these everyday materials new meanings and aesthetic possibilities, I strive to actively practice the concepts of the Eastern philosophies of the circulatory life system and the continuous flow of connections. I re-create or manipulate the materials into a likeness of natural forms to embody new contexts of physical existence, in a sense, mimicking the fundamental force of survival and growth. By attempting to understand characteristics of different life systems and their associations with our own entity as my subject matter, I intend to emphasize tension between the aspects of dialectical contradictions existing in nature and society such as physical fragility and danger, renewal and development, creation and extinction.

Bio/Resume

2010 New Project, Dickson Gallery, McColl Center for Visual Art , Chalotte, NC *
Irrelevant, Arario Gallery, New York, NY
What Remains, The Soap Factory, minneapolis, MN
If You See Nomething, Say Something,” The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY
Rainbow Forest,” Artspace, New Haven, CT *

2010-12 EFA Project Studio Program, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
2010 Triangle Workshop, Triangle Arts Association, Brooklyn, NY
Sculpture Space, Artist-In-Residence, Utica, NY
Urban Artist Initiative/ NYC Fellowship in the Visual Arts, New York, NY
2009 Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Artist-In-Residence, Omaha, NE
2008-9 PS 122 Project Studio program, New York, NY
2007-8 Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Arts Center, Artist-In-Residence, New York, NY