Fascinated by the moment of transition when a particular space is reconfigured for a new purpose, Korean-born, London-based sculptor Shan Hur can be recognised by his signature cracked columns and sculptural interventions. Often concealing unexpected items of treasure, the artist's work is inspired by his careful examination of construction sites. Hur disrupts the viewer’s perception of the gallery space acting as a white cube or art container, by directly implicating the gallery as an active element in the artwork itself. Often incorporating found objects and antiquities within the sculptures, his practice underlines the significance and historical references retained through traditional objects, and the conjunctions and meanings we attach to our surroundings. Born in 1980 in Seoul, Korea, Hur holds an M.F.A from Slade (2010) and a B.F.A in Sculpture from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (2007). His work is held in the British Art Collection and some recent awards include ‘Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award’, London U.K. (2013), Oriel Davies Open 2012 Newtown Wales, UK Finalist, and ‘The Open West’, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK- 1st Award, ‘Art Catlin’ Finalist (2011).
Represented by Gazelli Art House.
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