HAN YOUNG WOOK HAN YOUNG WOOK

HAN YOUNG WOOK

HAN YOUNG WOOK

Born in 1963 in Korea, Han Youngwook graduated from Hongik University, obtaining Bachelor and Master degrees in Painting. Academically trained in one of the best art departments in Korea, Han focuses on painting techniques and materials, and he has adopted the traditions of Hyperrealism. However, over the years he often questions the nature of painting – Are artists painting what the picture requires them to paint? What is the difference between factual representation and the true fact itself? For Han, he opts for using extensive lines to illustrate, through which he hopes the viewers could see the true fact and sense something unprecedented.

His subject matter is often “anonymous portraits”, as for him they reflect the irregularities of human society and life, but fundamentally there embedded with Han’s love and trust towards humanism.

Han Youngwook’s works have gained him awards in 2006, including the Grand Prize at the 7th Sin-SalmDang Grand Art Exhibition, and the Grand Prize at the 34th Kang-Won Grand Art Exhibition. Since his first solo exhibition at Galerie Bhak in Seoul, he has widely exhibited around the world including Karlsruhe (Germany), Miami (USA), Tokyo (Japan), and Shanghai (China).

ARTWORKS

IMAGES

“FACE” installation image, 2020
“FACE” installation image, 2020
“FACE” installation image, 2020
Face-w20202, 2020, Oil on aluminum, scratch, 162.0 x 119.0cm
Face-w17, 2020, Oil on aluminum, scratch, 162.0 x 116.0cm
Face-w10, 2020, Oil on aluminum, scratch, 108.0 x 84.0cm
Face-w13, 2020, Oil on aluminum, scratch, 162.0 x 65.0cm
Face-w14, 2020, Oil on aluminum, scratch, 42.0 x 162.0cm
Stranger, 2016, Oil on aluminum, scratch, 240.0 x 660.0cm

AWARDS

2006
Grand Prize, 7th Sin-Sa-Im-Dang Grand Art Exhibition
First Prize, 8th Dan-Won Arts Competition
Grand Prize, 34th Kang-Won Grand Art Exhibition

MAJOR EXHIBITIONS,COLLECTIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
FACE, Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong
2013
“Life”, Galerie Bhak, Seoul, Korea
2011
“Face”, Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
“Face”, Galerie Bhak, Seoul, Korea
2008
“Face”, Galerie Bhak, Seoul, Korea

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021
Art Central HK 2021, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition centre
JINGART2021, Beijing Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
“The Great Figures”, Deagu Cultural Foundation-Deagu Art Factory, Deagu
2020
KIAF(Korean International Art Fair) 2020, online
“Illusion:Basic Imagination”, Susung ArtPia, Deagu Cultural Foundation, Deagu
2019
Art Central HK 2019, Central Harbourfront, HK, China
LA Art Show, LA Cconvention Center, LA, USA
KIAF(Korean International Art Fair) 2019, COEX, Seoul, Korea
Art Taipei, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Art Miami 2019, Miami, USA
2018
Art Central HK 2018, Central Harbourfront, HK, China
LA Art Show, LA Cconvention Center, LA, USA
KIAF(Korean International Art Fair) 2018, COEX, Seoul, Korea
Art Taipei, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Art Miami 2018, Miami, USA
2017
Art Central HK 2017, Central Harbourfront, HK, China
KIAF(Korean International Art Fair) 2017, COEX, Seoul, Korea
'From Painting to Painting', Sian Art Center, YoungChun, Korea
Art Taipei, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
HOMA, HongIk University, Seoul, Korea
Art Miami 2017, Miami, USA
2016
Context Art Miami, Art Miami Pavilion, Miami, USA
Art Taipei, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
KIAF(Korean International Art Fair) 2016, COEX, Seoul, Korea
PLAS, COEX, Seoul, Korea
SOMA Insight- The great Labour, SOMA, Seoul, Korea
Art Central Hong Kong, Central Harbourfront, HK, China
2015
Context Art Miami, Art Miami Pavilion, Miami, USA
Taipei, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
LA art show, LA convention center, LA, USA
KIAF(Korean International Art Fair) 2015, COEX, Seoul, Korea
G-seoul art fair, DDP, Seoul, Korea
Affordable ART FAIR Hong Kong HK convention center, HK, China
SCOPE basel, scope pavilion, Basel, Swiss
Art BUSAN, BEXCO, Busan, Korea
Who are You? - Face, ChunAn Art Center, ChunAn, Korea
2014
Scope Miami Beach 2014, Scope Miami beach pavilion, Miami, USA
Affordable ART FAIR Battersea, Battersea Park, London, UK
Affordable ART FAIR Hong Kong 2014,, HK convention center, HK, China
PAIK, Yoon-Ki, HAN, Young-wook, Galerie BHAK, Seoul, Korea
KIAF(Korean International Art Fair) 2014, COEX, Seoul, Korea
ART Gwangju, Gwangju, Korea
Korea Galleries Art Fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea
2013
KIAF(Korean International Art Fair) 2013, COEX, Seoul, Korea
Asia Hotel Art Fair Seoul, CONRAD, Seoul, Korea
Art Show Busan, BEXCO, Busan, Korea
Korea Galleries Art Fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea
Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Reality, KyungNam Museum, ChangWon, Korea
2012
Art Taipei, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
KIAF (Korea International Art Fair) 2012, COEX, Seoul, Korea
“Powerful Gangwon 2012”, Chuncheon National Museum, Chuncheon, Korea
Art Show Busan 2012, BEXCO, Busan, Korea
SOAF (Seoul Open Art Fair) 2012, COEX, Seoul, Korea
CIGE (China International Gallery Exposition) 2012, China World Trade Center, Beijing, China
Korean Art Show, La.venue 82 Mercer Street, New York, U.S.
AHAF (Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair) HK 2012, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Korea Galleries Art Fair 2012, COEX, Seoul, Korea
KCAF (Korean Contemporary Art Festival) 12th ed., Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
“Soul of Seoul”, Galleri S.E, Bergen, Norway
“A Magic Moment” the best of contemporary Korean art, Art Center Basel, Basel, Switzerland
“Delving in: Beyond the Boundaries of Physical Properties”, Interalia, Seoul, Korea
Spoon Art Fair, Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong
2011
Gallery Seoul 11, The Raum, Seoul, Korea
Seoul Open Art Fair 2011, COEX, Seoul, Korea
Taipei, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
KIAF (Korea International Art Fair) 2011, COEX, Seoul, Korea
AHAF (Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair) 2011, Grand Hyatt, Seoul, Korea Art Chicago, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, U.S.
2011 Korean Art Show, Soho, New York, U.S.
“Poem and Drawing”, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Korea Galleries Art Fair 2011, COEX, Seoul, Korea
Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
KCAF 11th ed., Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
Hyperrealism- fool your sight, SeMA, Seoul, Korea
2010
AHAF Seoul 2010, Hotel Shilla, Seoul, Korea
2010 Korean Art Show, La.venue, New York, U.S.
KIAF 9th ed., COEX, Seoul, Korea
Art Chicago, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, U.S.
Art Taipei, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Preview Taipei, Galerie Bhak, Seoul, Korea
AHAF HK 2010, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Seoul Open Art Fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea
Korea Galleries Art Fair 2010, BEXCO, Busan, Korea
KCAF 10th ed., Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
2009
Art Singapore, Suntec Singapore, Singapore
Art Taipei, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Daegu Art Fair, EXCO, Daegu, Korea
KIAF 8th ed., COEX, Seoul, Korea
Art Chicago, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, U.S.
Seoul Open Art Fair 2009, COEX, Seoul, Korea
Korea Galleries Art Fair 2009, BEXCO, Busan, Korea
Art Karlsruhe, Messe Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Mini Ensemble, Galerie Bhak, Seoul, Korea
KCAF 9th ed., Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
2008
Daegu Art Fair, EXCO, Daegu, Korea
Chungdam Art Fair 18th, Galerie Bhak, Seoul, Korea
Art ASIA in Miami, Wynwood District, Miami, U.S.
Art Singapore, Suntec Singapore, Singapore
KIAF 7th ed., COEX, Seoul, Korea
Seoul Open Art Fair 2008, COEX, Seoul, Korea
Art Chicago, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, U.S.
Fair Tokyo, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
KCAF 8th ed., Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
2007
ACAF NY (Asian Contemporary Art Fair), Pier 92, New York, U.S.
Art Cologne-Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca, Spain
SH Contemporary 07, Shanghai, China
Emerging Artists from Galerie Bhak, Shindorico Art Space, Seoul, Korea Chungdam Art Fair 17th ed., Galerie Bhak, Seoul, Korea
Art Chicago, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, U.S.
KCAF 7th ed., Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
2006
Art Figuratif, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea
KCAF 6th ed., Seoul Arts Center, Se

 

COLLECTIONS

National Museum of Contemporary Art / Seoul Museum of Art

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