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Soo Hong

FEATURED WORKS OF ART

Slow Down Flower

Slow Down Flower

Acrylic and paper on canvas
40" x 30”
$2,500
Ikebana Lesson on Canvas

Ikebana Lesson on Canvas

Acrylic and paper on canvas
40" x 30”
$2,500
Difference Between Past and Future

Difference Between Past and Future

Acrylic and paper on canvas
40" x 30”
$2,500
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ARTIST'S STATEMENT

My work explores unrooted human condition which is happening directly and indirectly in contemporary times. Having lived in various countries across Europe, Asia and America, I am not deeply rooted in a particular culture or nationality. The act of painting is analogous to nesting in the world and creating an intimate place.

In my paintings, I fill the space with bright colors, peculiar shapes, chromatic gradations and fine gestural lines. The surface of the paint ranges from thick and smooth to transparent and translucent. Brush marks and poured paints are directly applied on the surface without sketches. It implements a stream of unconsciousness and an automatism technique, creating innate freedom. Abstract imagery offers infinite possibilities of representing various meanings for everyone. It allows diversity and brings a wider perspective to this world.

ARTIST'S BIOGRAPHY

Soo Hong is a visual artist working in Bellevue, WA. Hong creates abstract images based on subject matters from her personal experience: home, place, and dreams. She earned her Master’s degree at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, UK. Through gestural lines, various hues and fluid movements, she introduces automatism technique into her abstraction. Hong says, “Painting is a place where I can understand my surroundings.” Her works have been exhibited in Linda Hodges gallery (Seattle), Zinc Contemporary (Seattle), the Architectural digest show (New York), Artifact (New York), Apart Gallery (London), Minsheng Art Museum (Shanghai), U Concept gallery (Shanghai), Triad gallery (Seoul), Tokyo international Art Fair (Tokyo), and Hong Kong Contemporary Artwalk (Hong Kong). She received awards from D&AD (London), Resfest (Seoul), and was an ArtistTrust GAP recipient in 2019. Currently she is a teaching artist at Kirkland Arts Center.
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