g.gallery proudly presents art furniture designer and artist who makes layers of polypropylene, Hyung Shin Hwang’s solo exhibition from November 14th to December 21st. For the exhibition, 「Layered-steel」, he newly introduces the series of the unit form with layered polymers and the work of reconstructing or transforming the form of previous work into the same or modified one with stainless steel.
Layered Series is the main theme and concept of work of Hwang, who continues his experiment which is based on architectural composition of layering materials we can easily find around us. This series starts from his childhood memory of an incessantly transforming city with full of geometric architecture. Ever since the beginning of his career when he piled up discarded bricks or concrete pieces to make simple pieces of artwork, he has always experimented with layering.
Layers of polypropylene, a polymer often used to make packaging which is not usually using as material for work of modeling, makes up the principle bodies of furniture while hot iron plate reinforces their sides and durability.
Things never go the way he expects, even after careful sketching and modeling. His work, therefore, always presents him with new and interesting aspects and problems. In response, Hwang tries different materials, arrangements and tools, and as result, his artistic experiences of the past and the present form an organic relationship. His working process much resembles that of an architect in the sense that the act of creating, thinking and planning take place simultaneously.