Exploring physical and psychological layering with an intuitive approach to painting, Hwang overlaps multitudinous layers of different times and spaces, tempos and rhythms, gestures and emotions without preliminary sketches, drawings or photographic references.
Sunyoung Hwang (b. 1988, South Korea) lives and works in London.
Slade School of Fine Art, London,BFA in Fine Art, (2012). Royal College of Art, London, MA in Painting, (2016).
She has exhibited internationally and her solo shows include: I Feel Guilty About Missing You. Because I Didn’t Feel Guilty About Leaving You, Galerie ERD, Seoul (2019); The Echoes of Forgotten Nights, Nunnery Gallery, London (2018); With Half-Closed Eyes, Galerie ERD, Seoul (2017); Liminal Moment, Project Gallery, Arundel (2016). Recently group exhibitions include: Antisocial Isolation, The Saatchi Gallery, London (2020); Urban Reckoning, The Koppel Project Hive, London (2020); Delphian x Guts, The Factory, London (2019); Last Night a Brush Saved My Life, The Address Gallery, Brescia (2019). Hwang was longlisted for Jackson’s Painting Prize (2020), selected as a finalist for Young Contemporary Talent (2018) and the winner of the Chadwell Award (2016). She has previously participated in residencies including Hangar Residency at Hangar Artistic Research Centre, Lisbon (2019), and SÍM Residency at The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, Reykjavík (2015).
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