Hong Seon Jang

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Artwork
Geographic wave (in process) National Geographic magazines, binder clips, push pins 2009-11 dimentions variable
Geographic wave (in process) National Geographic magazines, binder clips, push pins 2009-11 dimentions variable
Zip city, Zip ties, 2010
Rock, aluminum foil, wooden dowels, fluorescent light , 2010
Rock, aluminum foil, wooden dowels, fluorescent light , 2010
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 extinct.

Bio/Resume

EAF 11, Socrates Sculpture Park, NY
SITE 92: Work Permit Approved, NY
Chashama Windows Program, Donnell New York Public Library, NY
Zipstir, McColl Center, NC
What Remains, The Soap Factory, MN
Rainbow Forest, Artspace, CT
Borderline, Rush Arts Gallery, NY
Projects '09, Islip Art Museum, NY

Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, NY
Lower East Side Print Shop, Special Editions Residency, NY
Smack Mellon Hot Picks, NY
Djerassi, CA
Newark Museum, Artist-In-Residence, NJ
Atlantic Center for the Arts, FL
Lower East SIde Roatating Residency Program, NY
Triangle Workshop, NY
Sculpture Space, NY
Bemis Center, NE