At first glance, simplicity may seem to define her work, but simplicity is merely a thin veil over an intricate and thoughful process resulting in an alluring and seductive body of work. Ran Hwang uses buttons, or threads, with pins to produce provocative images of vessels, of birds and of the Buddha both as installations and as objects on their own.
Two Love Trees, Triptych (buttons, pins, panels, 2009)
Hwang constructs the complex textuality of her works with simple, everyday objects, such as buttons, pins and threads, and, by recontextualizing them, they are transformed and seen anew.
Ran Hwang was born in Korea 1960. Lives and works in New York, USA.