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Ha Jung-woo holds solo exhibition in New York

  • Published : May 18, 2015 - 17:41
  • Updated : May 18, 2015 - 17:49

Actor-filmmaker Ha Jung-woo is to hold his second solo exhibition in New York.

The exhibition, featuring 24 new paintings, will be held from May 20 to June 9 at Able Fine Art NY. Themed with “Friends,” it will showcase diverse portraits Ha created as reflections of lonely people in the city.

"Untitled #ny10” by Ha Jung-woo

“Ha offers consolation and comfort to isolated people in the city. Through these portrait images, the artist represents each different inner sentiment of them” said Kim Jeong-hee, curator of the exhibition at Able Fine Art NY.

According to the gallery, Ha’s works have been hailed by viewers and collectors since the first sold-out showcase at the gallery in 2014.

Ha has been painting pop art-style works inspired by the diverse characters of his movies.

”Untitled #ny13“ by Ha Jung-woo

The showcase is located in the gallery district of Chelsea in New York, along with such leading names as Gagosian, Pace, Mary Boone and Lehmann Maupin.

The Seoul-based actor has become a household name in Korea, characterized by his unique, down-to-earth flair, through an array of films, including “The Chaser” (2008), “The Berlin File” (2013) and “Kundo: Age of the Rampant” (2014).

By Lee Woo-young (wylee@heraldcorp.com)

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