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WooJin Shin is a Korean artist currently living and working in Chicago, IL. He investigates mythologies, traditions, and spirituality to examine the potential means of our presence. The Korean monochromatic painting movement, “Dansekhwa” resonates with his struggle 30 years later as he tries to locate his identity between Eastern and Western cultural values. His work portrays the present Korean identity by reinterpreting Eastern culture through his influences of Western art history. He has received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017 and he is currently MFA candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2019.
Image Details: WooJin Shin, Gravitating, 60 x 60”, Casein and Graphite on Birch Panel, 2018