About

BIN Woo Hyuk (b. 1981)

 

Half way between landscape and monochromatic painting, BIN Woo Hyuk’s work explores the possibilities of materials through his compositions. Using a mix of charcoal and oil, the artist challenges the viewer to abandon their preconceptions of the subject matter he depicts. His works convey a sense of isolated, primal nature without human presence. The absence of narrative creates a sensation of unfamiliarity. There is no wind, no sound, no rustling. No animals move, nor do any actual events take place in his pieces. Instead BIN captures a moment in time removed from real life experiences. His interpretation of nature reveals an environment where the air flow seems interrupted, flat and silent.

 

EDUCATION

2013 M.F.A., Fine Arts, Korea National University of Arts, Seoul, Korea

2010 B.F.A., Fine Arts, Korea National University of Arts, Seoul, Korea

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Luftzeichner (Air Pursuer):Quantum-Jump-2017-4-Person-Relay Show, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea

2017 Luftwald, Gallery Baton, Seoul, Korea

2016 WÜRDENTRÄGER, Space O’NewWall, Seoul, Korea

2016 Omnibus, ArtCenter BukGu, Ulsan, Korea

2014 Arkadia, Gallery Baton, Seoul, Korea

2014 Ein schifer Garten, Showcase, GlogauAIR, Berlin, Germany

2014 Stirring Still, OCI Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2013 Ein trister Tag(The Gloomy Day), Window Gallery, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Beyond Thinking, Goyang Aram Nuri Arts Center, Goyang, Korea

2017 Public Art New Hero, JCC Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2017 Drifting Unconsciousness, Gyeonggi Creation Center, Ansan, Korea

2017 Sul Wongi & 21 Artists, Leehwaik Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2016 Korea Tomorrow, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

2016 Dual Channel Fiction, Gallery 175, Seoul, Korea

2016 Amado Annualnale, Amado Art Space/Lab, Seoul, Korea

2016 Young Artist of Our Time, Bank of Korea Money Museum, Seoul, Korea

2016 Hanging Together, Space O’NewWall, Seoul, Korea

2015 Sixth Sense, OCI Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2014 Open Studio, GlogauAIR, Berlin, Germany

2013 Drawn to Drawing, Gallery Kaze/Gallery Nakai, Osaka/Kyoto, Japan

2012 Unfinished Journey, CAIS Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2012 37.9°N 22.9°N, Kunshan Art Gallery, Kunshan, Taiwan

2012 A Wise Answer to a Silly Question, Kunstdoc Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2011 What do You Think about Nature?, Galerie 89, Paris, France

2011 L’attente L’oubli, Art Theory Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2011 Fantastic Reality, B2 Project Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2010 The Other Pictures, Gallery 175, Seoul, Korea

2010 The 1st Korea-Russia Int’l Art Exchange Exhibition, Moscow, Russia

2010 Brand New – Best of Breed, Gallery Won, Seoul, Korea

2010 New Platform, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea