Hyun Duk Shin


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Biography

Hyun Duk Shin

1521 Copperfield Circle

Tallahassee, FL 32312

Ph.:(850) 668-7656

Born in Korea, Formerly Visiting Professor at Indiana State University

Presently Full-time artist

Gallery Affiliation: Ward Nasse Gallery, 178 Prince Streeet, New York 100012 212-925-6951 Fax 212 334-20955 1993-present

World Fine Art (formerly Abney Gallery), 443 Broadway 4th Fl., New York, NY 1993-96

Gallery Representation: Agora Gallery, 560 Brodway, New York, NY 1992-94, 1997 Jadite Galllery, 415 West 50th St., Manhattan Montserrat Gallery, 584 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Education:

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, M.F.A, 1986 Major: StudioArt-Painting/Drawing

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, M.A., 1984 Major: Studio Art-Painting-Drawing

Academy of Art College. San Francisco, CA Major: Painting/Drawwing, 1981

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea Bachelor of Fine Art (B.F.AA.), 1974 Major: Painting, Drawing

ARTIST'S STATEMENT In my painting, I offer a wealth of bright, gaudy colors filled with hints about a physical beauty and vulnerability with no evident psychological damage appearing in their expressions. In the quest to represent such beauty, I endeavor to explore aspects of this embattlement and extend it into a compelling aesthetic format without a disturbing visual complexity. I then try to evoke a unique blend of personal pleasure and aesthetic reward where human intellectual presence is radically diminished. In the sense of desire to paint, as both a metaphor and as a specific physical reality, I may be able to romanticicize the act of painting, as the frank eroticism, without too heavy a load of irony.


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