Ha Chong-Hyun came to prominence with his Conjunction series in the early 1970s. These early experiments have led him to build his signature style, pushing the paint from the back to the front of hemp cloth. As a leading member of the movement known as Dansaekhwa, or “monochrome painting”, he has consistently used material experimentation and innovative studio processes to redefine the role of painting, playing a significant role bridging the avant-garde traditions between East and West. Committed to redefining modern art and rejecting mainstream academic trends, Ha developed a process that converted physically demanding studio processes into abstract compositions. In his most recent work, Ha has expanded upon his practice of transforming three-dimensionality into a two dimensional surface by experimenting with new ways to add materiality and a sense of volume to colour.
- 'Ha Chong Hyun'Art Asia Pacific, by Tausif Noor, May 2017 — 1.0 MB
- 'Une oeuvre à la loupe: le monochrome aux fils barbelés de Ha Chong-Hyun', Télérama.fr, by Olivier Cena, May 15th 2017 — 1.0 MB
- 'Sélection galeries: Ha Chong-Hyun et Sturvenant', Le Monde, by Philippe Dagen, May 1st 2017 — 136.7 kB
- 'Ha Chong Hyun, la force du Monochrome', Journal des Arts, by Henri-François Debailleux, n°478, p.30, April-May 2017 — 14.0 MB