(b. 1986, Korea)
Hyangro Yoon’s artworks explore how images are made, remade, and re-perceived by transferring digitally manipulated images onto the canvas. She draws together images from manga, comics, and animations and then expands, crops, and edits them in Adobe Photoshop. The images, rendered unrecognisable and abstract, are then screen- or inkjet-printed and painted over using an airbrush to imitate the smooth, uninterrupted surface of the computer screen. Hyangro’s artistic journey and treatment towards painting have garnered public recognition and interest, and she has been considered one of Korea’s rising artists.
Born in Seoul, Hyangro received her BFA from Hongik University and MFA from Korea National University of Arts. In 2023, Hyangro was announced as one of 13 artists chosen for the Funds for Korean Art Abroad program supported by the Korea Arts Management Service.
She has had a number of significant solo presentations, including Tagging, CYLINDER, Seoul (2022); Canvases, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul (2020); Surflatpictor, P21, Seoul (2018); Liquid Rescale, DOOSAN Gallery, New York (2017); Blasted (Land) scape, Insa Art Space, Seoul (2014).
She was also included in group exhibitions, both in commercial and institutional spaces, including Whose Story Is This?, Museum of Contemporary Art Busan (2022); The Fool on the Hill, ONE AND J. Gallery, Seoul (2022); the 12th Gwangju Biennale (2018); A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Digital Art Center, Taipei (2016); Young Korean Artists 2014, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (2014); The Song of Slant Rhymes, Kukje Gallery, Seoul (2013).