GRAY IS THE NEW BLACK

A vague viewpoint, a blend of black and white, and the borderline of black and white... The works of this exhibition began after gaining a different perspective of the world. Growing up, I focused on clear-cut issues such as ‘light and darkness,’ ‘positive/plus(+) and negative/minus(-).’ I had always been reluctant to acknowledge the color gray, but later in life, I realized I had always harbored a desire for this blurred, hazy color. These artworks have taught me to accept the existence of a certain middle ground. The exhibition is a series of self-portraits depicting the various expressions from thoughts of certain acquaintances. The works are comprised of complex descriptions inspired by recollections, behaviors, language, smells, etc. rough the timely process of repeating techniques such as scratching, overlaying, and oil painting, I have gained a deeper understanding of people around me. Each artwork has brought me closer to its motif. By working on the series, previous obscure perceptions have been transformed into a genuine appreciation for my surroundings. By carefully observing different aspects, my connection to each motif has strengthened. At the same time, the whole process has also led to some very valuable introspection.

HISTORY

2010- SOLO EXHIBITION
2010- COLLABORATION WITH OLYMPUS CAMERA
2015- RESIDENCY IN GANA ATELIER ,
JANG HEUNG_ 장흥 가나2아뜰리에 입주
2015- SNOOPY COLLABORATION
2016- SOLO EXHIBITION 
2017- SPONSORED BY GANA FOUNDATION FOR ARTS AND CULTURE OF KOREA_
가나문화재단 후원작가
2017- SOLO EXHIBITION
 


CONTACT

MARIA@MARIACHANG.WORKS
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