Hong InSook, born in Korea in 1962, now achieves the full dimension of a haphazard approach which brings forth paintings which are often almost photographic, and where rich and “intelligent” colors seem to photograph her souvenirs of the mountainous scenery in his native country.
Her very abstract scenes are based in an extreme-oriental spirituality. They are created according to an almost automatic process of scraping, rolling and with manipulations that are difficult to control with colors that flow down and subdivide on wet paper.
Her work is characterized by a luminous diffused atmosphere, the fluid frontier of a floating horizon, the allusion of a landscape rather than a clearly defined representation. She doesn’t want to present the spectator with firmly defined forms obtained by imitation, but to suggest gestating nature, submitted to constant modifications which the artist tries to bring together softly, with infinite precaution.
Hong InSook's work radically expands the frontiers of an ancient pictorial tradition without really attempting to knock them down. One sees in this art an interrogation and an affirmation of her own identity, but also the respect that InSook feels for the Korean Pictorial tradition.
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2008 « Mémoire des lieux », Galerie Alain Margaron, Paris
2009 « Contes de la Lune vague après la pluie », Galerie Alain Margaron, Paris
2011 « Traces », Galerie Alain Margaron, Paris
2014 « Les rizières du temps », Galerie Alain Margaron, Paris
2015 « Pensée-paysage », Galerie Alain Margaron, Paris
2017 « La nature, on ne peut que l’accompagner, pas l’asservir », Galerie Alain Margaron, Paris
2007 « Dix positions de l’art en France », Musée de Gütersloh, Allemagne
2011 « Un souffle venu d’Asie », Centre d’art contemporain, Abbaye de Beaulieu, Ginals
2015 « Seoul, Paris, Séoul », Musée Cernuschi, Paris
2018 « Stéphane Blanquet. Par les masques écornés », Abbaye d’Auberive, Auberive