Ha Chong-Hyun

  • , Conjunction 17-89, 2017
    Oil on hemp cloth
    162 x 130 cm
    63 3/4 x 51 1/8 in
  • , Conjunction 17-58, 2017
    Oil on hemp cloth
    162 x 130 cm
    63 3/4 x 51 1/8 Inches
  • , Untitled 72-C, 1972
    Barbed wire and cloth on panel
    122 x 244 cm
    48 x 96 1/8 inches
  • , Conjunction 07-19 (B), 2007
    Oil on hemp cloth
    194 x 260 cm
    76 3/8 x 102 3/8 inches
  • , Conjunction 07-19 (A), 2007
    Oil on hemp cloth
    194 x 260 cm
    76 3/8 x 102 3/8 inches
  • , Conjunction 13-320, 2013
    Oil on hemp cloth
    130 x 162 cm
    51 1/8 x 63 3/4 inches
  • , Conjunction 14-139, 2014
    Oil on hemp cloth
    130 x 162 cm
    51 1/8 x 63 3/4 inches
  • , Conjunction 14-140, 2014
    Oil on hemp cloth
    130 x 162 cm
    51 1/8 x 63 3/4 inches
  • , Conjunction 14-125, 2014
    Oil on hemp cloth
    180 x 120 cm
    70 7/8 x 47 1/4 inches
  • , Conjunction 14-302 (B), 2014
    Oil on hemp cloth
    122 x 244 cm
    48 x 96 1/8 inches
  • , Conjunction 14-145, 2014
    Oil on hemp cloth
    180 x 120 cm
    70 7/8 x 47 1/4 inches
  • , Conjunction 15-143, 2015
    Oil on hemp cloth
    162 x 130 cm
    63 3/4 x 51 1/8 inches
  • , Conjunction 15-144, 2015
    Oil on hemp cloth
    162 x 130 cm
    63 3/4 x 51 1/8 inches
  • , Conjunction 15-147, 2015
    Oil on hemp cloth
    130 x 162 cm
    51 1/8 x 63 3/4 inches
  • , Conjunction 15-158, 2015
    Oil on hemp cloth
    130 x 162 cm
    51 1/8 x 63 3/4 inches
  • , Conjunction 15-164, 2015
    Oil on hemp cloth
    180 x 120 cm
    70 7/8 x 47 1/4 inches
  • , Conjunction 15-165, 2015
    Oil on hemp cloth
    180 x 120 cm
    70 7/8 x 47 1/4 inches
  • , Conjunction 16-111, 2016
    Oil on hemp cloth
    130 x 162 cm
    51 1/8 x 63 3/4 inches
  • , Conjunction 16-117, 2016
    Oil on hemp cloth
    162 x 130 cm
    63 3/4 x 51 1/8 inches
  • , Conjunction 16-118, 2016
    Oil on hemp cloth
    162 x 130 cm
    63 3/4 x 51 1/8 inches
  • , Conjunction 16-123, 2016
    Oil on hemp cloth
    75 x 150 cm
    29 1/2 x 59 inches

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.


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  • One by One: Ha Chong-Hyun


    September 29 - October 11, 2021


    EXPLORE ONLINE! 

    Almine Rech is pleased to share Ha Chong-Hyun: Conjunction 19-28, 2019, the ninth installment of One by One, Almine Rech’s series of exclusive online viewing rooms dedicated to extraordinary individual artworks.


    A prominent member of the Dansaekhwa (“Monochrome Painting”) movement, Ha Chong-Hyun began his practice in the aftermath of the Korean War, using materials he found on the street, such as barbed wire and burlap sacks left over from American food aid.

    While such materials carry political resonances, Ha has always focused more on material dynamics and physical processes than on symbolic concerns, as when he placed barbed wire on top of cloth in the sun to burn its shadow onto the support, or as when he began meticulously using wooden slats covered in paper to push paint through burlap from the back, creating subtly aleatory textures on the front side. This process formed the foundation for a lifelong series of paintings titled Conjunctions, in which Ha continues to wrestle with color and texture in an endless exploration of monochrome painting.

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