Sprüth Magers

Hyun-Sook Song

12 Feb - 26 Mar 2022

Hyun-Sook Song, 3 Pinselstriche, 2019 (detail) © Hyun-Sook Song, Courtesy the artist and Sprüth Magers
Sprüth Magers is delighted to announce the first exhibition of South Korean artist Hyun-Sook Song. In her practice, Song has developed a distinctive style and technique, using tempera, a type of paint consisting of pigments mixed with egg, as the main material. Despite having lived in Germany for 50 years, Song’s artistic outlook has been strongly influenced by Eastern philosophy and calligraphy as well as by her approach to nature and body. A reduced formal language, each brushstroke represents one unique movement and documents the artist’s inner state of mind–thus locating her firmly in the Post-Dansaekhwa movement. Reaching a state of utmost concentration and meditation, Song considers painting a performative happening.