Yang Hyun Jun

Yang Hyun Jun (b. 1980) was born and raised in Busan, Korea. He earned a BFA in Korean Art Painting from Busan Silla University in 1996, and in 2009 a PhD in Fine Arts from Silla University Graduate School of Fine Arts. Hyun Jang’s works have been exhibited in multiple solo exhibitions and have participated in a variety of group exhibitions worldwide. Over the past two decades, he has participated in numerous art fairs and received awards for his works.

Drawing upon deeply personal aspects of his mother’s life and sacrifices, he expresses feelings of regret and apology through the symbol of a young girl. The presence of the girl in the work establishes a direct connection to the artist’s mother, while also embodying the ambiguity inherent in ever-changing representations that transcend time and space.

The essence of his work is characterized by simplicity and clarity. It transcends language barriers, life experiences and cultural backgrounds, as the connection and universal empathy we share revolves around the concept of motherhood. Through his works, the artist captures the different stories, allowing a consensus among viewers to be formed in a boundless and indeterminate scope.

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