Jung-A Han is a Korean artist who works and lives in Ireland. Han moved to Ireland in January 1999, where she studied Fine Art at the Institute of Technology, Carlow. Currently studying for an MA at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design & Technology, she has been living in Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow since 2007.
Jung-A Han’s exhibition is entitled ‘Raincoat’ as it relates to her technique of dripping painting as well as approaching art in the style of a performance. Living in Korea, there were sunny days, but she had always loved rainy days. Now living in the land of eternal showers, she poses herself as canvas or paper, the dripping paint expressesing the rain cascading down on her existence in a strange land just as the paint freely trickles over the canvas.
Han’s also work focuses on the relationship between people and how they communicate and network with each other in the modern world. Her work explores themes of our position in the world, a world in which we are more and more surrounded by different cultures, types of space and ever more sources of technology.
She is interested in history, culture and the environment, more specifically the relationship of these elements to people and nature. Her work aims to explore ideas of communications with the world, how I, through collaborations and solo projects try to answer the reflective question of ‘Who I am’ as an artist, ‘Who I am as a person?’
The exhibition will be opened by Charles DeLapp, great-grand nephew of William Orpen, and by the artist and writer, Brian Hand. Brian is a lecturer with Carlow Institute of Technology where he lectures in Visual Studies, Photography, Video, Sculpture and Community Based Learning
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