Marc Straus

Gallery

Han Jinsu

April 8 - May 20, 2018

Opening Reception
Sun April 8 2018, 5pm - 7pm

MARC STRAUS is pleased to present our inaugural solo exhibition of Korean artist Han Jinsu. The exhibition will present new sculptures on the second floor and a special site-specific installation in the fourth floor storage loft. The opening reception will be on Sunday, April 8th from 5pm – 7pm and will remain on view until May 20th, 2018.

For more than two decades, Han Jinsu has been creating kinetic sculptures that produce generative art. A modern day Dr. Frankenstein, Han jolts life into his creations by applying rudimentary physics and chemistry — spinning, flapping or producing bubbles, his mechanized sculptures come alive in unique performances.

Halfway between castaway junk and science apparatus, Han’s new series of sculptures feature clinical glass jars bubbling with tiny dye-filled bubbles. In constant effervescence, they resemble heads teeming with biological opportunities. Here, Time is an essential element—believing that nothing in the world ever remains stationary, everything is in flux, Han’s dynamic installations encourage viewers to pause and watch.

Despite its low-tech appearance, “Dream Fiend” is a complex construction of found wood and cast-metal components, replete with a metal bird-head that repeatedly pecks a human skull. A built-in receiver intercepts and broadcasts nearby signals. Han combines Dutch Vanitas with the relentless tick-tocking of a cuckoo clock. Metaphors of our daily lives, Han’s work reveals the beauty in our routines and experiences.

Han has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Sejong Center for Performing Arts, Seoul, Korea; Seoul Museum of Art, and SOMA museum, Seoul, Korea. In the US, Han has exhibited in Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Arts, Peekskill, NY, US and in 2018 has his solo exhibition in MARC STRAUS Gallery, New York.

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Works In Exhibition
Han Jinsu 2009-2018
Human skull model, steel, wood, epoxy resin, ABS plastic, copper, brass cup, speaker, radio receiver, motor, crow feather, steel wheel
22.4 x 23.6 x 10.6 inches (57 x 60 x 27cm) 2018 Marc Straus Gallery
Dream Fiend-5C

2009-2018
Human skull model, steel, wood, epoxy resin, ABS plastic, copper, brass cup, speaker, radio receiver, motor, crow feather, steel wheel
22.4 x 23.6 x 10.6 inches (57 x 60 x 27cm)

Han Jinsu 2018 
Glass bottle, table, wood, wire, bulb, air pump, bubble juice, artificial hair, plastic animal model, latex tube
41.3 x 31.5 x 16.5 inches (105 x 80 x 42cm)
 2018 Marc Straus Gallery
Spirit of The Forest

2018
Glass bottle, table, wood, wire, bulb, air pump, bubble juice, artificial hair, plastic animal model, latex tube
41.3 x 31.5 x 16.5 inches (105 x 80 x 42cm)

Han Jinsu 2018 
Copper, brass, steel, glass, vacuum pump, colored soapy water
11.4 x 9.5 x 4 inches (29 x 24 x 10 cm)
 2018 Marc Straus Gallery
First Life

2018
Copper, brass, steel, glass, vacuum pump, colored soapy water
11.4 x 9.5 x 4 inches (29 x 24 x 10 cm)

Han Jinsu Peace Piece
2018
Copper, motor, pulley, brass, steel
7 x 11.8 x 4.3 inches (18 x 30 x 11 x cm) 2018 Marc Straus Gallery
Peace Piece

Peace Piece
2018
Copper, motor, pulley, brass, steel
7 x 11.8 x 4.3 inches (18 x 30 x 11 x cm)

Han Jinsu 2016-2018
Wooden cat, feather, wood, steel, aluminum, pulley, motor
16.5 x 4.3 x 9 inches (42 x 11 x 23cm)
 2018 Marc Straus Gallery
Cat on My Shoulder

2016-2018
Wooden cat, feather, wood, steel, aluminum, pulley, motor
16.5 x 4.3 x 9 inches (42 x 11 x 23cm)

Han Jinsu 2018
Glass, bamboo, epoxy resin, soot
9.4 inches diameter x 1.5 inches depth (24cm diameter x 4cm depth)
 2018 Marc Straus Gallery
Shadow of The Puppy

2018
Glass, bamboo, epoxy resin, soot
9.4 inches diameter x 1.5 inches depth (24cm diameter x 4cm depth)

Han Jinsu 2018
Resin, wood, found objects
17.5 x 17 x 7.25 inches (44.5 x 43.2 x 18.4 cm) 2018 Marc Straus Gallery
Last of The Species

2018
Resin, wood, found objects
17.5 x 17 x 7.25 inches (44.5 x 43.2 x 18.4 cm)

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