Debbie Han | the artist




The artist Debbie Han
Born 1969, Los Angeles, USA (Korean parents).
Lives and works in Seoul and Los Angeles.

Style and technique of the artist: Photography, Printmakers,

I am particularly interested in observing aspects of contemporary culture that draw nations together as current global reality, and that which distinguish them as traditions, or that which create 'hybird' cultures. These explorations help us to understand how our lives are being shaped and our views are cultivated within the greater scope of the world. Korean artist Debbie Han was voted the winner of the sixth Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2010 by the jury for her piece Seated Three Graces.

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Debbie Han
Artist’s website

Debbie Han
Critics, philosophers, and theoreticians have stated that, during a recession, artists can return to fundamentals: branding, art market booms, and the constant cycle of the same artists being exhibited can finally come to a halt. In the past three years we have seen a return to Pop art, photo realism, and Conceptual art that have proved successful, yet donít bring anything new to the table ideologically. Debbie Han not only captures the magnificence of Classical aesthetic beauty that the likes of Kant and Hegel would concur upon, but adds a new dimension of contemporary and Post-Modern ideals for the viewer to sink their teeth into…

Debbie Han
Han pursues the interest about the issue how human experiences are shaped and defined in contemporary culture based on her diversified perspectives which was cultivated by being brought up as Asian American. She also explores the various ways of relations between Asia and the West through the works such as the photo projects using food as the materials of accessories, clothes and cosmetics, or celadon sculptures of Venus. One of her projects in ARCUS would be a portraits series with inviting ordinary Japanese women wearing Japanese food.

Debbie Han
Works and biography

Debbie Han
Terms of Beauty



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