Jung Hur Multi-perspective paintings have included his personal symbol, a stylized pair of shapes that represent a key and keyhole. He uses these symbols to activate many ideas, but one of the most important goals is to deny the assumption of single-point perspective.
A single keyhole is a model for single-point perspective. Jung rarely uses one keyhole in his paintings; he often covers his large canvases with the symbol in great clusters or grids. He tilts them, so the shape becomes an oval — a circle seen at an angle.
He often put different shadows on them; the shadows also rebel against the idea of a single light source. “I also switch between the key and keyhole shapes to further vary the idea and to convey the notion of Yin-Yang,” he explains, “which formed the basis of my philosophical understanding of the world.”
About the artist.
Jung Hur grew up in Seoul South Korea, He studied traditional Korean Brush technique and earned his MFA in painting from Hongik University. Jung in several one-person exhibitions in Seoul, South Korea, before emigrating to the United States in 1998.
Signature: Yes, on the back of the canvas
E-Moderne Gallerie, Philadelphia, PA
The United States, Korea