YOON HYEONG-HO

YOON HYEONG-HO

Perhaps because of the subjects and materials he uses, Yoon’s works are quite different from bright scenes of reality. Most of all, his color images that differ from reality lead us to feel nostalgic and to become somewhat retrospective. Such visual images are definitely related to the materials he uses as well. This is attributable to the use of oil-based pastels that suppress color expressions. 

It is not easy to see paintings exuding that kind of mood. His works differ from the recent trend, which mostly inclines toward bright and beautiful color images. Even if other artists use childhood as their subject, they tend to create their artworks in bright and beautiful tones. 

Yoon’s artworks speak about the dreams, loves, hopes and happiness that we had as children, using his childhood memories as the medium. He attempts to express the pure dreams of our childhood, rather than simply depicting visual beauty and idyllic images. By returning viewers to a pure naive childhood untainted by worldly desires, the artist hopes to restore their purity temporarily, transporting them away from hectic reality.