Sae Yeoun Hwang
Sae Yeoun Hwang (b. 1994) works in London and Seoul.
2020 SNAPSHOT, Hockney Gallery, London
2019 NYAP Sponsor & Alumni Exhibition, NY ARTS PROGRAM, New York
2019 Fetari Series 1: Womxn of Colour, The Jago, London
2019 Patch of Green in London, Cookhouse Gallery, London
2019 Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, Battersea, London
2017 Memoria: Senior Exhibition, Leeds Gallery, Richmond, IN
2016 118th Juried Annual Exhibition of Richmond and Area Artists,
juried by Mark Ruschman, Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, IN
2016 Work in Progress, Leeds Gallery, Richmond, IN
2015 Students Art Show, New York Arts Program, New York, NY
2013 & 2014 Fall and Spring Student Show, Leeds
Gallery, Richmond, IN
The images flow in a non-linear narrative. They are a collection of memory, experience and imagination; Together, they create a visual story.
I am particularly interested in humour and how it functions. “Getting the joke,” reveals socio-economic, cultural and political understanding of the viewer and questions the root of the joke. Humour is used to diffuse the heaviness of the subject and also used as a defence mechanism. The visual stories might not be defined by a single theme, but that is closer explanation of micro and macro interest of self and life itself.
Last few images are in a format of a screenshot. Screen is a digital manifestation of one’s headspace. I do not want to shy away from the fact that everyone will see the degree show through the screen. I am also interested in the format of a screenshot as a time stamp, not just because you can see the date on the top, but technology ages much faster than us. The folder icons, header bars etc. becomes a time stamp of it's own. It marks the 2020, which will be a huge chapter in history. For good or bad. Mostly chaotic. It perfectly captures that chaos inside my head and outside.
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Peng Ting Painting
Medium:Acrylic on Canvas
Size:208 x 37 cm
(Left) Tears to the River, (Right) The Swimmer, (Background) Two Toes
2. When the river of sadness runs in you, you must learn how to swim.