Ha Chong Hyun
Ha Chong Hyun (born 1935) is one of Korea’s most acclaimed artists and a leading member of the artistic movement known as Dansaekhwa. Ha’s own multifaceted practice was expansive: moving from gestural abstract painting in the style known as “Korean Informel,” to geometric nonfigurative painting, to conceptual sculpture and installation that audaciously experimented with materiality and spatiality and revolutionized modern art in Korea.
Ha Chong Hyun is the most comprehensive publication to explore the artist’s work to date. Nearly 200 full-color images gorgeously illustrate Ha’s four decades of art making. Major new texts by scholars and art historians Kyung An, H.G. Masters and Barry Schwabsky incisively explore Ha’s work and the broader movements in Korean art of which he was a part, from Dansaehkwa to the Avant Garde Association.