GALERIA AZUR MADRID
a
< sanghee kang
South Korea

ARTSY

ARTSPER

BIOGRAPHY

(GhostCell)
Where I am is where the energies of chaos and desire overheat. After the 6.25 Korean War, geographical and It is a place where ideological division of North and South Korea, severance from the continent, black-and-white logic, conflict with the digital generation, change in sexual values, capitalistic competition and success stories swirl around. I was born 13 years after the end of the Korean War. She grew up through childhood with her father who participated in the war, and later lived as a woman, mother, teacher, and university lecturer. In this process, as a social individual, I experienced with my whole body that it takes a lot of sacrifice and energy to create a social system that absorbs democratic diversity. It was a series of small wars. I was able to express them in art only at the age of 50. My art is created by cells trying to overcome life and get better. It is an image that forms again on the transparent water droplets that formed on the spider’s web for a while. Soon it will be swayed by light and wind. Life is always in a precarious droplet. If you look long and deep, the subtle and complex can be enigmatic. If you look closely, it’s just a small collapsing circle. The world inside the circle is both unbearably heavy and light. I will gather the time and space reflected at the moment water drops fall and stitch them tightly together. The tiny cells of metal that contain light and space are like a spider’s web. The stitching begins on top of the cobweb. Material reality and narrative reality are fiercely entangled in one space over a long period of time. The act of sewing with metal thread makes it possible. In the midst of chaos where three-dimensional and two-dimensional, space and color are intertwined, material and visual desires try to organize the scene by arguing for superiority and inferiority.

CV

KANG SANG HEE

+82-1091523974| kangsh0@hanmail.net | Ghostcell(@ghostcellart)・Instagram | https://www.facebook.com/girisanfog
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45, Seogok 7-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, 54956, Rep. of KOREA

Education:
Chonbuk National University, Department of Fine Arts, 1988.
Chonbuk National University, College of Art, Master of Arts, 1996.
Paper Title: A Study on the Interaction between Media and Meaning before and after the 20th Century
Wonkwang University, Department of Fine Arts, Ph.D. 2007.
Paper title: A study on Borovsky installation art interpreted from the perspective of ‘Meta-Language’ of desire

Solo Exhibitions:
2020 – Jeonju Gyodong Museum of Art, “Ghostcell,” Jeollabuk-do, Jeonju, Korea.

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2020 – ZOBRA (International)
2021 – Arthub VR Gallery, “Walking in Virtual Space,” Korea.
(http://www.arthub.co.kr/sub01/board05_view.htm?No=35246)
2022- https://art-mine.com/artists/kang-sanghee/
2022- Jeonbuk Printmaking 30 Years Exhibition
2022- Agora Gallery(New York, NY) Exotic dream

Publications and Media:
book. “Your heart is right.” Publishing. 2020.1.31.

Member of the Following Organizations:
Teacher at Handeul High School, affiliated with the Gunsan City Office of Education, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea.
Lecturer in the Department of Fine Arts, Kunsan National University, affiliated with the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea.

patent:
Ghostcell name, Korean Intellectual Property Office, patent acquisition, 2020.
Ghostcell manufacturing method, Korean Intellectual Property Office, patent acquisition, 2020.

STATEMENT

My sculptural scenes are fragments of memories and illusions formed at the point where time and space intersect. Architectural layers based on a transparent metal mesh are stitched together to become a three-dimensional world in itself. Past, present, and future, consciousness and unconsciousness, life and death, and pieces from a small world to a large world are connected across planes and dimensions and become a visual organism. I realized that only bold and creative destruction that surpasses me can overcome the limitations of material and image expression and open up a new world. At the same time, the creature must have the courage not to be content with itself and to constantly destroy for the sake of the new creation.