Location: South Korea
Hello. My name is Handy Chanil Hong from South Korea. I was majoring in Fine art, Sculpture in BFA and MFA in Korea.
And I used to be a toy designer for 3 years, Shipbuilder for 3 years. In 2007, I decided to study abroad in San Francisco, CA.
After I finised my course, sculpture, I returned my home .
I have been teaching Metal arts and Jewelry arts at several universities and art high schools.
and also I have been running my own art factory called Harts Studio-Metals & Jewelry.
My brand new project is called "Sculptural Drawing of Flowering Plant and Bugs." Basic idea of this project comes from historic Korean traditional paintings called "Sa-Gun-Ja". There were several sections when korean ancestors drew these types of former paintings. "Flowering Plant and Bugs"is also one of genres; this painting normally includes flowers, plants, and bugs. All of elements have lots of deeper meanings and the painting requires interpretation.
All of my recent artworks that relates the idea of Sha-Gun-Ja have been twisting from Korean or Oriental philosophy. I want people to make smile trough my works. For example, one of my latest works called "Full Blooming of Artificial Flowers" has a former form of Korean traditional painting covers with contemporary humorous codes into it. Even though there are bunch of flowers, they are artificial objects; the beetle in my painting flies into the Flowers. However, it suddenly realize that the flowers isn't real.
Full Blooming of Artificial Flowers, 2013
Casted Bronze, Sterling Sliver, Fine Silver w/ Enameling
Lovers in the Bush, 2013
Casted Bronze, Copper, Sterling Sliver
Piled Bug Drawing, 2013
Scenery w/ Cicada, 2013
Casted Bronze, Fine/Sterling Silver, Wood