GIAN

Biography

Lives and works in Seoul

Seoul-based artist Gian completed her bachelor studies at The School of Art Institute of Chicago graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2010, then in 2015, attained her Masters in Arts majoring in painting at Seoul’s Hong-Il University. Previously a lecturer at Hanyang University, Gian currently teaches at The National University of Changwon. While painting is her main medium, Gian works across various media, from drawing to sculpture and video.

Her paintings employ a method of staining and pouring paint which allows her to create flowing, ambiguously organic forms. The paintings continue her ongoing investigation that art thrives on an active engagement with its audience through the process of developing emotional connections between viewer and art. Gian strives for her paintings to be able to bring forth memories from her viewers whilst at the same time calling for new memories to be made. Behind her paintings lies the key concept that art can only exist with the presence of a conscious spirit.

Since returning to Seoul, Gian has been actively partaking in group exhibitions in Seoul, Gyeonggi, and Jeju, as well as Hong Kong. In 2015, Gian held her first solo exhibition at 915 Industry Gallery in Seoul.

Artworks

GIAN, Figure 01, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 160x132 cm, at Parkview Art Hong Kong

Figure 01
2013
Acrylic on canvas
160×132 cm

 

GIAN, Figure 14, 2013, acrylic and pumice gel on canvas, 92x132 cm, at Parkview Art Hong Kong

Figure 14
2013
Acrylic and pumice gel on canvas
92×132 cm

 

GIAN, Figure 25, 2014, oil on canvas, 92x116.7 cm, at Parkview Art Hong Kong

Figure 25
2014
Oil on canvas
92×116.7 cm

 

GIAN, Figure 26, 2015, acrylic and pumice gel on canvas, 92x116.7 cm, at Parkview Art Hong Kong

Figure 26
2015
Acrylic and pumice gel on canvas
92×116.7 cm

 

GIAN, Figure 32, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 60.5x100 cm, at Parkview Art Hong Kong

Figure 32
2015
Acrylic on canvas
60.5×100 cm

 

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