Jaeyeol Han

Jaeyeol Han

Berlin, Gyeonggi-do, Germany

About Jaeyeol Han

Savagery – Reading His Veracious Vernacular

His paintings are crude and coarse. Words of embellishment and supplement are not allowed for these images. They are primitive, like an enormous molecule shrinking for an instant only to explode immediately, escaping the conventional mold in which paintings are often casted in, and approaching us as a conglomerate of chaotic and unidentifiable energy. His main subject is rumination of his own memory, specifically the nameless strangers perambulating amongst.

These are his words. “There are just as many ways of seeing and understanding as the number of humans in this world. Likewise, I paint to express my personal and subjective response to each object.”

Under formal analysis, his portraits traverse the figurative and the abstract. His works are formed from instinct, not with underlying calculations. Contrary to his statement, “I add logic and judgment to the mixture of reason and sentiment”, his paintings are, in fact, rather marks of an upheaval - what Carl Gustav Jung had often referred to as primitive image – during which the subconscious manifests. His artworks accentuate feverous subconscious rather than cold logic, and therefore the process of “capturing none but the dynamic tension between emotion and reason” is rooted in primordial intuition yet to become coherent thoughts. His argument, “the outcome of this process is a visually rich surface, painting”, is finally completed. The result, what we witness, is his veracious vernacular.




Solo Exhibitions

February 2014,
The individuals, Alternative space Artforum Rhee, Bucheon, Republic of Korea

June 2013,
Jaeyeol Han Opens Out, 60, Gahoe-Dong, Gallery Gahoedong 60, Seoul, Republic of Korea

September 2012,
Anonymous Passers-by, 41, Sagan-Dong, Gallery 41, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Group Exhibitions

December 2015, POSCO Art Museum emerging atist award – The Great Artist, POSCO Art Museum, Seoul, Republic of Korea

November 2014, Cocoon, KOLON Space K, Seoul, Republic of Korea

May 2014, Outbreeding System, OpenSpace Bae, Busan, Republic of Korea

September 2013,
Others Soul, Golmok Galley, Seoul, Republic of Korea

September 2013,
Open Art Canvas Night 'coexistence', Unofficial Preview Galley, Seoul, Republic of Korea

March 2013,
Open Art Canvas Night, Unofficial Preview Galley, Seoul, Republic of Korea

February 2013,
Notefolio 'Small Wave', Billy Angel, Seoul, Republic of Korea

February 2013,
Fine art award of Seoul Digital University, Sejong center for the performing arts, Seoul, Republic of Korea

December 2011,
Beautiful Future, The Hive, Waterford, Ireland

Art Fairs

June 2014, Start Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London, England

May 2014, G-Seoul, DDP Art Hall, Seoul, Republic of Korea

April 2014, Young Art Taipei, Regent Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

September 2012, Korea International Art Fair, COEX, Seoul, Republic of Korea


April 2014, Jaeyeol Han (project passersby), PainterPrinter, ISBN 979-11-952578-0-5 / Free online veiw - http://goo.gl/urEqyY


March 2013, Seoul Digital University Art Award for excellence


May 2013 ~, Alternative Space Artforum RHee (www.artforum.co.kr)