Korean artworks on show in Hanoi
As many of 15 artworks by Korean artist Yang Sang Hoon are on display at an exhibition titled “Hanji meeting Vietnam Exhibition” at the Korean Cultural Centre in Hanoi.
A Korean artwork. (Photo: the Organizining Board)
The artworks were made from 100 smaller works which are typical of the Korean traditional Joomchi techniques.
Hanji is strong and long-lasting traditional Korean paper, made from the inner bark of the dak (mulberry) tree, famous for its ability to resist fading, even after some 1,000 years.
In his works, Hoon manipulates the paper in unexpected ways to reflect the timelessness and power of this bark-made material.
The paper is reborn as flowers or birds by folding repeatedly. He also twists and weaves long, narrow sheets of paper to create intricate geometric patterns.
On the sideline of the exhibition, there will be talks with the artist, interactive discussions and continued exhibition to share Joomchi techniques with fine art students and people with interest.
The exhibition will run until April 30th./.
( Compiled by VNF )