A similarly painstaking method goes into the works of
. Hanji paper, the sturdy, centuries-old artistic medium, is revitalized in their respective works. Through a laborious process of hand dyeing, cutting, twisting, and rolling, the artists create pulsing, rhythmic, three-dimensional canvases that merit extensive observation.
“Migrants” (2013-2015), a series of painted trees, strikes a perfect chord between nature and technology. Clearly a master of painting, though he is better known as a pioneer of Kinetic art in Korea, Chae uses oil paint to create numerous exacting brushstrokes of gnarled branches onto to a series of glass panels that are aligned and then backlit by LEDs, bringing the trees to life as if they were technicolor animations.