Yeonhwa Sung's stated goal in her hanji works is to instigate the flow of streams within the
subconscious that slake the stimuli weary modern soul with internal rest and tranquility
Hanji is the Korean paper making process that uses the bark and resin from the dak tree to
craft a fabric like, durable writing medium
This message of halcyon reassurance is conveyed with a surprisingly calm semi cubist
abstracted style that integrates acrylics like warm wheat, faint creamy pinks, buck wheat, swiss coffees, Manhattan grays, almost purple deep, umbers and deep slatey blues and grays.
As a singularly accomplished, multi award winning expert in calligraphy, Sung teaches the
craft in her hometown of Daegu, South Korea.
She often adds lettering and characters to her works, like elegant graffitos She is also a literal shelf clearing bestseller after her LA ART premier.
Her chromatic mien of light but also earthy came from the beauty she saw on the canvas
from a spilled cup of coffee.
Sung often fortifies and adds texture to her framed works with the added tradition of candle
wax curing the surface, adding to the longevity that reinforces her message of comforting
Impulses that parallel her fascination with the ancient elemental ways She sees these ways as an obverse to today's productive and convenient but clamorous and often superficial digital world.
Keimyung University Calligraphy graduation (South Korea)
2022 - 2021