Book drop – Ha Chong-Hyun

During the containment period, Almine Rech will offer access to some of its publications by making one catalog digitally available every Monday. The catalog will be available online during one week.

This week’s read: Ha Chong-Hyun, published by Almine Rech Editions in 2017.
In this catalog, you will find an essay by Alfred Pacquement as well as installation views of Ha Chong-Hyun’s exhibition at Almine Rech Paris (April – June, 2017) and Almine Rech London (June-September, 2017).

The e-catalog is available online here

You can also find more information about Almine Rech Editions here and purchase Ha Chong-Hyun’s catalog here

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Installation views at Almine Rech Paris and London, 2017 / Photos: Rebecca Fanuele and Melissa Castro Duarte – Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech
Ha Chong-Hyun came to prominence with his Conjunction series in the early 1970s. These early experiments have led him to build his signature style, pushing the paint from the back to the front of hemp cloth. As a leading member of the movement known as Dansaekhwa, or “monochrome painting”, he has consistently used material experimentation and innovative studio processes to redefine the role of painting, playing a significant role bridging the avant-garde traditions between East and West. Committed to redefining modern art and rejecting mainstream academic trends, Ha developed a process that converted physically demanding studio processes into abstract compositions. In his most recent work, Ha has expanded upon his practice of transforming three-dimensionality into a two dimensional surface by experimenting with new ways to add materiality and a sense of volume to colour.