Ha Chong-Hyun: Return to Color

Ha Chong-Hyun: Return to Color is published by Tina Kim Gallery on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name at Tina Kim Gallery in New York on May 8 - June 30, 2021.

Predominantly known for his minimalist “Dansaekwha” paintings, South Korean artist Ha Chong-Hyun (born 1935) has spent six decades pioneering new forms in abstract painting. This publication celebrates the artist’s third solo presentation with the gallery, which surveyed the last decade of the Ha’s practice with new polychromatic works that illuminate a return to color as well as a departure from his monochramatic Conjunction series developed in the 1970s. This revitalized body of work was exhibited alongside selections from the artist’s Post-Conjunction series in 2011. Shown together, the exhibition examined the artist’s relationship with color and investigates the philosophy behind the pivotal transitions in Ha’s practice. The publication features essays from the poets John Yau and Robert Morgan.

All artworks by Ha Chong-Hyun
Copyright © Ha Chong-Hyun

“What Abstraction Can Face Up To” © John Yau
“Transforming Conjunctions: The Presence and Absence of Color” © Robert Morgan

Managing Editor: SoYoung Kim
Design and Production: Hyunjung Rhee
Copy Editing: Hilary Becker
Printed and bounded by Shin-Myung Printing, Seoul, Korea


Dimensions: 10 x 10 inches
Pages: 128
Text in English

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Ha Chong-Hyun: Return to Color
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