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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.
Photography by Ken Tan.
Works In Exhibition
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)
Spirit of The Forest
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)
Copper, brass, steel, glass, vacuum pump, colored soapy water
11.4 x 9.5 x 4 inches (29 x 24 x 10 cm)
Copper, motor, pulley, brass, steel
7 x 11.8 x 4.3 inches (18 x 30 x 11 x cm)
Cat on My Shoulder
Wooden cat, feather, wood, steel, aluminum, pulley, motor
16.5 x 4.3 x 9 inches (42 x 11 x 23cm)
Shadow of The Puppy
Glass, bamboo, epoxy resin, soot
9.4 inches diameter x 1.5 inches depth (24cm diameter x 4cm depth)
Last of The Species
Resin, wood, found objects
17.5 x 17 x 7.25 inches (44.5 x 43.2 x 18.4 cm)