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Haksam Hwang The artist expresses his feelings or thoughts by focusing on gestures and shapes, or the materiality of soil, the main material.
It is interesting that the support in the work actually supports the statue and plays a role in conveying the metaphors and concepts contained in the work in addition to its function. As the artist put it, the pillars can be interpreted as temporary and imperfect values that are intermittently established in life. The twisted and ripped off body shape implicitly reflects the artist, no, ourselves, who are thrown in front of an abnormal life path or an uncertain future caused by living with imperfect values.
In Haksam Hwang’s series of human body sculptures, the artist’s sensitive exploration of how the human five senses, especially color and surface properties, cause a chain reaction in the act of appreciation shines through. Roughly processed surfaces and distorted and dismembered body and chest figures combine with the symbolism of the color black to create a grotesque and bizarre landscape.
I hope you face the work imagining the expressions you couldn’t find in the bodies of the group of people whose emotions and labor were revealed as physical properties..