Expressionism, Abstract Artist
Seoul, South Korea
|Known for||sculpture, painting|
|Revised Romanization||Hwang Ildong|
Hwang Ildong (born 1969), known as “D Hwang”, is a South Korean sculptor and painter.
D Hwang was born in Seoul, South Korea. He had a childhood dream to be a custom motorcycle rider, in which he became both a rider and a designer. D Hwang created his own custom bike company called "MATTEBLACK" in which he was a designer of custom motorcycles. In 2003 and 2004, D Hwang won the Yokohama Hotrod Custom Show (Japan) “Cool Bike Award". His interest in film and video began in 1994 to 2003, D Hwang was involved with the production of films and music videos, which he was a filmmaker, director and screenplay writer for the entertainment industry. 2012 D Hwang is very much involved with the film industry of South Korea. D Hwang obtained his BFA in 1997 from New York, Parsons The New School for Design.
GS series GS(GARAT Sculpture) series of Garage and Art, is Industrial Expressionism. D Hwang reveals emotions of himself as an artist, while he lives through oppressive systems of a contemporary society. The GS series gives D Hwang a sense of identity through his works of art. He has said “With the start of a bit rebellious motivation, the theme of the GS series is ironically freedom, not oppression”. The GS series was created by welding metal materials from waste by-products of an industrial industry. GARAT maintains a purely anarchistic position, revolting against the mainstream norm of "shock values of comtemporary art". GARAT re-discovers and practices the essential values of labor in art, something lost in contemporary art.
The GS-01 of the GS series, is in the shape of a motorcycle, its smooth curvy design is symbolic of speed and dynamics.
OGS-01 is the image of a tree, a natural shape with roots revealed. It is an Iron metal sculpture that was oxidized by water, which creates a natural alive look, with a design that gives it an illusion of movement.
Painting and mixed media work
D Hwang records his life through experimental variations of mediums in his works of art, seen with “Self-portrait II “(2007), and “Here Lie the Mortal Remains”series (2007-2008).
“ Zen In Disappearing Earth Series” is a crossover for D Hwang, he has said that “Zen In Disappearing Earth” (2009) is the bridge between industrial expressionism to minimal expressionism.” The mediums used are a mixture of oil on metal board, mixed media on wood board and wood, acrylic board. Zen in Disappearing Earth represents the experiences that have held D Hwang’s in isolation, during his journey as an evolving artist. He has exhibited his work around the globe.
D Hwang has produced and directed films, and written screenplays since the mid-1990s. His most recent work is called “The Painter” Presented by Studio Garat, Directed by D Hwang South Korea. Starring Deok-ho Han as "The Painter".
Film and director
|Year||Film and videos|
|1994||Assistant directed "Beyond sky" (16mm movie)|
|1997||Edited "Cut runs deep" (35mm feature film)|
|1997||Directed "501"(Digital movie)|
|1999||Directed musician "Awesome" music video (35mm)|
|1999||Directed commercial film for Local TV station in New York|
|1999||Created 3D animation for music video & TV|
|2000||Techno music band "Samadi" as a singer|
|2000||Directed musician Yang jin suck "10 years love" music video|
|2001||Directed "Knock"(Digital movie)|
|2002||"Knock" invited to Tokyo indies movie festival|
|2002||Writing screen play "Run to Tokyo" (Digital feature film)|
|2002||Writing screen play "Killer Suji" (35 mm feature film)|
|2003||Writing screen play “JULY" (35 mm feature film)|
|2003||Writing screen play “MAGIE" (35 mm feature film)|
|2012||Director of "The Painter"|
|1995||1995 "RANDOM ORDER"- Pleiades gallery, New York, NY - group show|
|1996||1996 "ONE"- Pleiades Gallery, New york, NY - solo show|
|1997||1997 "HOME MADE AIR"- Tompkin Square Gallery, New York, NY - group show|
|1999||1999 "PARKING LOT PROJECT"- Art Sonje center, Seoul - group show|
|2002||2002 "DARK FACE" - Hello art gallery, Seoul - solo show|
|2003||2003 "YOKOHAMA HOTROD CUSTOM SHOW", Yokohama, Japan|
|2004||2004 "YOKOHAMA HOTROD CUSTOM SHOW", Yokohama, Japan 2004|
|2008||October 3, 2008 KOLN ART FAIR21 in Germany -solo show|
|2008||September 17, 2008 LK LOTUS AWARD with HODU Gallery in Seoul, Korea - solo show|
|2008||July 2008 "FANTASTIC CONTRAPTION?"Device Gallery in LA, USA - group show|
|2008||May 16, 2008 "INCINERATION" Youkobo art space in Tokyo, Japan - solo show.|
|2008||March 12, 2008 "FROM GRAGE" 2x13 gallery in Seoul, Korea - solo show|
|2008||March 3, 2008 "CARNIVORA" L'Imagerie Gallery in LA, USA - group show|
|2008||January 12, 2008 "CARNIVORA" C POP Gallery in Detroit, USA - group show|
|2009||February 12, 2009 "STAR WARS EPISODE II"- UNC gallery in Seoul, Korea - group show|
|2010||December 3, 2010 "Very christmas" Von Fraunberg art gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany - group show|
|2011||April 26, 2011, " Symphony no7 in major II, allegretto" Hankuk museum, Yonginshi, South Korea solo show|
|2011||September 8, 2011, "Symphony no7 in major II, allegretto" Von Fraunberg art gallery, Dusseldolf, Germany - solo show|
- D HWANG – Paintings/Objects “Symphony no7 in major II, allegretto”, 25. August. 2011 Retrieved 12 March 2012
- D Hwang Gallery Show at Felini Gallery of Shanghai, China Retrieved 13 March 2012
- July 2008 D Hwang Exhibition for Fantastic Contraption, Device Gallery Retrieved 13 March 2011
- “The Painter” trailer, Director D Hwang’s 2012 Retrieved 17 March 2012