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One Hundred Thousand Hairs

SCHEDULE : (Thu) 22 November – (Sat) December 29
RECEPTION : (Thu) 22 November 6 PM
SA+, 11F H Queen’s 80 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
12 Pieces


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Seoul Auction SA+ is pleased to present “One Hundred Thousand Hairs” by Hwang Jai Hyoung, the last exhibition of the year at the gallery. Hwang, the leading proponent of the Korean Minjung art movement, provides honest portrayals of the lives of farmers and miners in Korea, while questioning the meaning of life and the zeitgeist of the time. Having worked as a miner in a mining town Taebaek, the artist captures the reality of workers he himself witnessed. In attempt to increase a sense of realism in his rendering, he experiments with various types of mediums ― including, but not limited to oil paint, dirt, coal, graphite, and last but not least, hairs collected from the hair salons in Taebaek ― and develops a distinctive formative language of his own. This exhibition brings together Hwang’s most recent hair works and demonstrates the outcome of the artist’s persistent assessment of materials.
While breaking away from the 1970’s Dansaekhwa movement, which puts more emphasis on the aesthetic aspects of art, Minjung art, known as Korean Realism, is committed to depicting the realities of society with a critical eye. Through this exhibition, SA+ hopes to introduce Minjung art, one of the most significant artistic movements in Korea and provide insight into what Realism means to today’s generation.

十萬根的頭髮
首爾拍賣將舉辦黃在亨的《十萬根的頭髮》展,這是SA+今年的最後一次企劃展。黃在亨(1952年-)為韓國民眾美術打下了紮實的基礎,他正視人生的真諦與時代精神,非常生動地展現了礦工與農民的慘淡人生。他在太白煤礦村親自體驗礦工艱苦的工作環境,並將其反映到自己的畫作中。為了更加生動逼真地描繪出來,他所使用的繪畫材料並不局限於油畫顏料,而從泥土、煤炭、黑煙到來自太白地區美容院的髮絲等非常多樣,從而創造出了非常獨特的造型語言。《十萬根的頭髮》展首次在海外亮相,這是用髮絲創造的藝術作品。作者通過不斷探索多種材料的特性,呈現非常獨特的美學風格。
民眾美術又被稱為韓國寫實主義,民眾美術擺脫了1970年代的審美主義單色畫傾向,並以社會批判性視角刻畫了現實的美術思潮。SA+希望藉此展覽,向國際市場廣而告之韓國的重要美術思潮民眾美術,並搭建一個能夠洞察現時代真正意義上的寫實主義的重要平台。




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