Kyung Sunghyun


EscapeIntoLifeKSunghyun12010, oil on canvas, 227.3 x 181.8 cm 

EscapeIntoLife_KSYNGHYUN2The Truth of The Red Hood, 2007, oil on canvas,  50 x 72.7 cm

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EscapeIntoLife_SungHyunKyung4The Student, 2007, o il on canvas, 161.5 x 161.5 cm

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Scar Orange, 2007, oil on canvas, 75.2 x 54.7cm

EscapeIntoLife_SungHyunKYUNG6Unchain My Heart, 2007, oil on canvas, 162.2 x 130 cm

EscapeIntoLife_Kyung,Sunghyun7Maison de Himiko, 2007, oi on canvas, 116.8 x 91 cm

EscapeIntoLife_Kyung,Sunghyun812 pm, 2007, oil on canvas, 90.9 x 72.7 cm

EscapeIntoLife_KyungSunghyun912 am, 2007, oil on canvas, 90.9 x72.7 cm

EscapeIntoLife_KyungSungHyun10Shouting, 2007, oil on canvas, 162.2 x 130 cm

Artist Bio

Kyung, Sunghyun (b.1978), lives and works in Seoul, Korea. He received a B.F.A in 2004 and M.F.A. in 2006,  both from Hongik University,  Seoul, Korea

About The Artist

Kyung Sunghyun’s work has a diverse and layered narrative. His work is created through various frameworks, with one of the main foundations being about ‘shakiness’. It’s as if the image is shaky due to an incorrect over exposure on a photograph. In fact, Kyung Sunghyun’s paintings reinvent the overexposed photographic image. However, his reinventions don’t speak specifically about the shakiness of the image, nor does he emphasize that shakiness. To Kyung, shakiness blurs the shape, at the same time revealing his subject’s true emotional and psychological state. At a closer look at his paintings, one finds that images of faces from different angles, such as frontal and side views, are superimposed upon one another. This expression exposes his desire to better reveal his subject in the portrait.

Kyung, Sunghhyun at Arario Gallery

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