BIO

A foundation of Heewon Oh’s studies explores how an open space of the white cube transforms into a landscape that contains works which “evolve” with time and gaze. Coming from a sublime experience of entering a gallery space painted in whiteness, her works examine a controlled existence of displayed paintings and surroundings in which they define.

Oh (born 1986) first graduated from Hongik University in BFA Painting and finished MFA Fine Arts at Seoul University of Science and Technology. She has been working and exhibiting a series of ‘Blind State’ since 2011 that reflects a critical idea of an empty art space and its surroundings. In 2014 Heewon presented a first solo exhibition ‘White Void’ at Factory Gallery and participated in various selected group exhibitions including ‘8 Works: Collections of the Artists’, ‘Polar Night’ and ‘The Scrap’.

...the paintings introspecting their own existential nature pay attention to the space which is their basis and modify themselves into semi-transparent shapes integrating with the space.
— Heewon Oh