Korean artist Haeri Yoo lives and works in New York City, primarily creating paintings that explore a variety of dualities, from abstraction and figuration to bliss and violence. By bringing together conflicting forces, Yoo seeks to create balanced compositions, accomplished through her adept use of color and brushwork. Her exacting technique is deeply informed by calligraphy. “Korean calligraphy provides a mindset of flowing energy,” she has said. “Each mark records emotion as well as motion, gestures gradually forming a fractured whole.” This tense cohesion of discrete elements has been extended beyond the canvas in recent years to installations and sculptures in which the artist examines similar themes in three-dimensional space.