Seoul, b.1984

Suyoung Heo

Suyoung Heo was born in Seoul, South Korea. He graduated from the College of Fine Arts and Design, and finished his graduate in the School of Fine Arts at Seoul National University of Science and Technology. He works with definite Korean style, making his work recognizable as being Korean. Heo Suyoung has been obsessively tried to pack all elements that he chose as his subject into one canvas. Motivated by images in the encyclopedia, such as plants and insects, his work pours all images into a canvas from the first page to the last. 100 Caterpillars with Nepenthes is a whole book turned into a painting. Like the process of transcribing a book, every image is moved on to the canvas. These reconstructed images are a record of the memory...

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Biography

Suyoung Heo was born in Seoul, South Korea. He graduated from the College of Fine Arts and Design, and finished his graduate in the School of Fine Arts at Seoul National University of Science and Technology. He works with definite Korean style, making his work recognizable as being Korean. Heo Suyoung has been obsessively tried to pack all elements that he chose as his subject into one canvas. Motivated by images in the encyclopedia, such as plants and insects, his work pours all images into a canvas from the first page to the last. 100 Caterpillars with Nepenthes is a whole book turned into a painting. Like the process of transcribing a book, every image is moved on to the canvas. These reconstructed images are a record of the memory of countless visual information created during the process, and is discovering the unrevealed relationships between images from the book. Yangsan-dong is one of his painting series which he paints the landscapes of Yangsan-dong for about a year. The artist repeatedly painted the 4 seasons over and over again, on top of the previous layer on the same canvas. Naturally, the first layers became the background and the later layers became the foreground. Although the main subject of the painting changed from the photos from the encyclopedia to the landscapes nearby, his method of packing every subject into one canvas shares the same idea as his previous painting series. Heo won the Grand Prize at the 14th Shinsegae Art Award at Gwangju Shinsegae Gallery in 2012. He was also selected at the Competition Exhibition of Insa Art Space, supported by Arts Council Korea in May 2013, and had his solo exhibition in Insa Art Space of the Art council Korea showing his Yangsan-dong series. He participated in Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul. A majority of his work has been collected in Seoul: at the Zaha Museum, OCI Museum, Seoul Tech Museum of Art, Art Bank, Sinsegae Collection, Kolon, and Seoul Eulji Hospital.

Artworks

6

Forest10, 2016

RELATED CATEGORIES

Impasto / Landscape / Matiere / Miniature Painting / Nature / Oil Painting / Time Accumulation

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 2010

    MFA, College of Art and Design, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul

  • 2008

    BFA, College of Art and Design, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016

    Heo Suyoung, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul

  • 2013

    Recent Paintings, Insa Art Space, Seoul

  • 3852 Pages, 5725 Images, Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea

Group Exhibitions

  • 2015

    Mind’s Eye View, Space K, Gwacheon, Korea

  • Paintings - All the Windows to the World, Blume Museum of Contemporary Art (BMOCA), Paju, Korea

  • Our Awesome Moments, Hite Collection, Seoul

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Education

  • 2010

    MFA, College of Art and Design, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul

  • 2008

    BFA, College of Art and Design, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016

    Heo Suyoung, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul

  • 2013

    Recent Paintings, Insa Art Space, Seoul

  • 3852 Pages, 5725 Images, Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea

  • 2011

    Ctrl + V, Chengju Art Studio, Chengju, Korea

  • 2010

    The Smaller Majority, Zaha Museum, Seoul

Group Exhibitions

  • 2015

    Mind’s Eye View, Space K, Gwacheon, Korea

  • Paintings - All the Windows to the World, Blume Museum of Contemporary Art (BMOCA), Paju, Korea

  • Our Awesome Moments, Hite Collection, Seoul

  • 2014

    The Scent of Time, Kumho Museum, Seoul

  • Multi – Painting, OCI Museum, Seoul

  • Multifarious Appearances of Ten Thousand Things - From Things to Beings, SeMA Living Arts Museum, Seoul

  • 2013

    In Between, Kumho Museum, Seoul

  • The Mirror and the Lamp, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul

  • Shared Isolation, Kumho Museum, Seoul

  • Multifarious Appearances of Ten Thousand Things - From Things to Beings, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea

  • The Moment, We Awe, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul

  • Landscape of Mind, Woljeon Museum of Art Icheon, Icheon, Korea

  • 2010

    Korea Tomorrow, SETEC, Seoul

  • A Reflection on the Process in Art, Moran Museum of Art, Namyangju, Korea

Grants & Awards

  • 2016

    Residence programs, SeMA NANJI Residency, Seoul

  • The Arts Support Programs, The Seoul Foundation for Arts Culture (SFAC), Seoul

  • 2014

    Residence programs, Mongin Art Space, Seoul

  • Research Trip, Art Council Korea, Korea

  • 2013

    Residence Program, Kumho Art Studio, Icheon, Korea

  • Artist Support Program, Insa Art Space, Art Council Korea

  • 2012

    Residence Program, Gwangju Museum of Art Yangsandong Art Studio, Gwangju, Korea

  • Grand Prize, 14th Shinsegae Art Award, Korea

  • 2010

    Residence Program, Cheongju Art Studio, Cheongju, Korea

Collections

  • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

  • Zaha Museum, Seoul

  • Seoul National University of Science and Technology Museum, Seoul

  • OCI Museum, Seoul

  • Arko Art Center, Seoul

  • Mongin Art Space, Seoul

  • Shinsegae Collection, Korea

  • Eulji Hospital, Seoul

  • Simone, Korea

  • Kolon, Korea