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Ran Hwang

Ode to Second Full Moon, 2013

Buttons, pins and pearls on wood
39 2/5 × 39 2/5 in
100 × 100 cm
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Ran Hwang
Korean, b. 1960
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Ran Hwang is best known for her large-scale wall installations in which buttons, beads, pins, and threads on wood panels form images of falling blossoms, vases, Buddhas, and birds. Hwang’s installations have also taken on more current themes, exploring the fashion industry and female identities in popular culture. Drawing from Eastern philosophies, Hwang’s method is a meditative ritual in which she first projects an outline onto the wall, then traces its contour and painstakingly fills in the image with her materials, a process that can take up to a month. “The process of building large installations [is] time consuming and repetitive,” Hwang has said. “And it requires manual effort, which provides a form of self-meditation.”

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Ran Hwang
Korean, b. 1960
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Ran Hwang is best known for her large-scale wall installations in which buttons, beads, pins, and threads on wood panels form images of falling blossoms, vases, Buddhas, and birds. Hwang’s installations have also taken on more current themes, exploring the fashion industry and female identities in popular culture. Drawing from Eastern philosophies, Hwang’s method is a meditative ritual in which she first projects an outline onto the wall, then traces its contour and painstakingly fills in the image with her materials, a process that can take up to a month. “The process of building large installations [is] time consuming and repetitive,” Hwang has said. “And it requires manual effort, which provides a form of self-meditation.”

Ran Hwang

Ode to Second Full Moon, 2013

Buttons, pins and pearls on wood
39 2/5 × 39 2/5 in
100 × 100 cm
Sold
location
New York, Miami, Aspen, London, Paris, Monaco, Geneva, Dubai, Beirut , Singapore, Central Hong Kong, Seoul
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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