Ran Hwang

Dreaming of Joy (installation view). buttons, pins on wooden panel, stainless steel. 2008

Two Loves Trees. buttons, pins, panel . 120 x 170 cm. 2009

Dreaming of Joy. 180 x 240 cm. 2009

If you are in Zurich (Switzerland) until the 5th December 2009, you can’t miss RAN HWANG @ Gallery Kashya Hildebrand. RAN HWANG creates striking art works from common, mass-produced materials and objects, such as buttons, crystals, pins and threads. The defamiliarization and recontextualization of these everyday objects ask the viewer to engage in a new tactile visuality.

Inspired by Buddhist concepts, Her works invite the viewer to engage in multiple readings of emptiness and existence, of attempting to reach the state of enlightenment and fulfilment through the conscious emptying of one’s mind and spirit. Hwang hopes that the contemplation of her works evoke a feeling of meditative calm and introspection in the viewer, meditative experiences she herself had during the creation process.

RAN HWANG was born in 1960 in the Republic of Korea. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts in New York, she attended the Graduate School of Fine Arts at Chung Ang University in Seoul, Korea. The artist lives and works in New York.

+ Gallery Kashya Hildebrand, Talstrasse 58, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland

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