* Date : 2015-02-10
Jang Seung-hyo is an artist who doesn't limit himself to a single field of art and uses diverse media to express himself artistically. He first displayed his talent, creating installation artworks under the theme of robots, and later presented artworks created by combining fragments of images and photographs.
Robots, which were one of his childhood interests, became the main theme of his graduation project and his works in the beginning of his career. He quickly gained fame and recognition in the field of environmental art for building massive steel structures depicting robots. Then, in his mid-30s, he decided that he needed change, and he left Korea in an attempt to discover a new medium for his artistic expressions. Soon afterwards, the tens of thousands of pictures he took in New York became a source of inspiration and he pieced the fragments of the pictures together into brilliant works of art.
Now, Jang Seung-hyo receives inspiration in his studio, designed based on his philosophy on art and life. The countless images and photographs found in his colorful studio are used to bring forth new works of art. The fascinating artist has set a new goal for himself and it's to create artworks by combining different disciplines in the field of arts. For this, he has collaborated with one of the most famous fashion designers in Korea, Lie Sang-bong, and left a strong impression with his designs shown at the 2015 Seoul Fashion Week.
Join us on The INNERview this week to meet Jang Seung-hyo and learn more about his life and career!