- 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
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).