Hyon Gyon, Flame, 2010. Acrylic and Japanese paper on panel, 225 x 360 cm.
Known for her intricate and highly expressive works, often like mid-burst manifestations of explosive raw energy, Hyon Gyon combines traditional Korean textiles, Japanese paper and paint together with various less conventional materials to create her paintings and sculptural installations. She explores themes of sociocultural identity, grief, anger and sexual politics. Her assemblages are powerful fusions of vivid colour and emotion that appear to collide yet somehow live in unity within each work.
(Photo courtesy of Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art.)