Hyun Soo Oh

About Me

Works

Hyun Soo Oh

I am a painter. My main concern is to create my own mythology that is relevant to human psychology through painting. I intend to depict narratives inspired by my personal direct/indirect experience and imagination with characters I create on a surface. If the narrative is the script I write, the surface I paint on is the stage. I prefer to working on a large scale as I want the viewers not only to see my painting but also to experience it physically. I started art in London with no art background from Korea, I studied the Western traditional paintings as the primary inspiration. After returning to Korea, I became fascinated by Korean traditional art and pondered the authentic potential in the balance between the Eastern and Western art. I am currently working on deepening my idiom with inspirations both from the Eastern and the Western art as well as traditional and contemporary essence. I trust that I have a strong chance to be an authentic painter if I find a way to sculpt my idiom with foundation of my two very different backgrounds. As a non-white and female painter, I have been rejected by the contemporary art market over and over again. Every time I feel like giving up after rejections, my hands get so warm that I just can not help but grab a brush again.

EDUCATION

2006 - 2009
BA Fine Art (Studio Practice and Contemporary Critical Studies), Goldsmiths College, London, UK

2004 - 2005
Access to Art and Design, Lambeth College, London, UK

EXPERIENCE / EXHIBITION

2017
Selected for the 8th Korean erotic art contest

2011
Currently working on BIG projects with the best Grime MC BIG H and Bloodline
Portraits commissioned by DJ Limelight ( BBC Asian Network ), http://www.djlimelight.co.uk
Currently working on portraits commissioned by private collectors, London, UK

2010
Chester Amphitheatre Mural Project commissioned by Chester Council - Worked with Gary Drostle as an assistant painter, Chester, UK
Second Floor Studios & Arts - Open Studios (http://secondfloorstudiosarts.wordpress.com/), London, UK

2009
Commission Mural, Berlin, Germany
BA Fine Art Exhibition, Goldsmiths College, London, UK

2008
Commission Mural, AthenStyle Hostel, Athens, Greece

2007
Mural Project, PiccadillyBackpackers, London, UK

2005
Group Exhibition, Lambeth College, London, UK

Publication

2017
[Korea Erotica]
Catalogue of the selected works from the 8th Korean erotic art contest. Author: Korean Erotic art contest organisation. ISBN 9788960399594(8960399590)