Hyungsub Shin
Korean, born 1969

Korean artist Hyungsub Shin lost all of his work in the September 11th terrorist attack on the World Trade Center; he was an artist-in-residence in a studio residing on the 92nd floor. Since then, he has rebuilt his oeuvre and continued his practice, best known to explore the relationship between nature and culture. His painting and abstract sculptures bring new meaning to man-made objects, which he places in alternate, organic environments. In his recent work Before Math (2012), Shin used vinyl to replicate bullet-shattered glass on a window pane, an illusion created through hand-carved bullet holes. His ongoing subject matter centers on drawings and sculptures of rhizomes (underground stems with expansive roots), which he abstracts and uses to represent life and social relationships.

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