Momentum of the Bow, 2018

Hejum Bä (b. 1987 in Seoul)
Lives and Works in Seoul


Hejum Bä




145.5 x 162.2 cm / 57.3 x 63.9 in.




Republic of Korea



Hejum Bä (b. 1987, Korea) creates abstract paintings that have the ability to capture our attention from any distance. Most of Bä’s paintings are the result of her personal contemplations, which she then provides with material and color. For the artist, the finished piece is an outcome produced from a long chain of thoughts.
Hejum Bä attempts to transfer motion onto a flat surface through a combination of color and brushstrokes. The artist’s bold works integrate movement, weight and intensity rather than a particular subject. She draws inspiration from various iconography such as origami, sliced fruit, and fields of grass, amongst other objects. These subjects are then made abstract, becoming fundamentally still while also appearing to move against their shades and texture.
2010: B.F.A. Painting and Printmaking, EwhaWomans University, Seoul
2015: Dipl. Drawing and Painting, Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, Stuttgart, Germany
2016: Practice-based Research Program, Bauhaus University Weimar, Weimar, Germany
Solo Exhibitions:
2018: Teeth on Tail, OCI Museum of Art, Seoul
2017: Circle to Oval, Project Space SARUBIA, Seoul
2016: Life Reportage, Sophie’s Tree, New York
2011: Then It Will Not Differ From, Even the Neck, Seoul
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2018: Teeth on Tail, OCI Museum of Art, Seoul
2018: Allover, HITE Collection, Seoul
2016: Push, Pull, Drag, Platform-L Contemporary Art Center, Seoul
2015: Unknown Packages Queens, Queens Museum, New York
2014: Import Export, GalerieModul 8, Dresden, Germany
2014: Project Just, Calwer Passage, Stuttgart, Germany
2013: Under New Skin, Kunstverein Feuerbach, Stuttgart, Germany
2018: OCI Young Creatives, OCI Museum of Art, Seoul

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