"Find a question in a dead hero"
Deok-Hyun Kang's Art
Is the world I am now looking at real? What did the scene from yesterday’s dream want to say? What kind of memories or thoughts I had made such an image?
“I dream more vivid dreams than reality, and I remember them all.”
I analyze stories of unconsciousness through dreams beyond self-consciousness, then express the essence of consciousness on canvas.
All the characters in my dream are parts of spiritual energy including anima, animus, and complex. The characters are hugging each other, or being expressed as connected creatures. They seem different but have the meaning of ‘one being’ connected to one another.
My previous works used to concentrate on analyzing inner scars and complex. Those were the times when I looked back on the days and forgave myself for loathing myself. when I couldn’t understand myself, I revealed my inner story by appealing the eyes of the characters and tattoos on the body.
I try to expose and overcome my inner complex through the interpretation of dreams and unconsciousness. My works refer to the journey of time during which I experience mental trauma resulting from failure or humiliation and overcome emotions that led to anxiety. From this point on, my work begins to show a comfortable looking eyes and soft colors.
My works tell the story of overcoming with the sweet and beautiful fruits that we meet only after enduring the time of suffering. This is a new beginning for the work. The pearl is more solid than the fruit and is the next step to the fruits. I chose the pearl as my object in the work because it is a suitable symbol of overcoming and glory created withstanding foreign substances.
Beyond the unconsciousness of individuals, there is also a collective unconscious reflecting the current situation.
The inside of a human being is influenced by the flow of the times. There will be people who share the same kind of trauma. I expressed my desire to convey comfort and warmth to those people by express hugging and making eye contact.
2019 “The Grave of Heroes” (L Gallery/Seoul/Korea)
2018 KANG DEOK HYUN Solo Exhibition (gallery MIGO/Busna/Korea)
2018 “90’s kid” (Stay outside/Busan/Korea)
2018 “Back to the past” (Eco rock gallery/Seoul/Korea)
2017 “Idiot box” (LYJgallary/Busan/Korea)
2017 “Kein Stress Comic” (DENNIS/Busan/Korea)
2019 Mood’ en exhibition OF Seoul
2018 CK2018 dnomade Ara Art Center Seoul
2017 Middle ground Zeinxeno Gallery Seoul
2017 The blue Sunyoo Gallery Busan
2017 UL: KIN common Common ground Seoul
2017 Young artist Seokdang MA Busan
2015 Youth, Hot air balloon floating at night Yongin Poeun Art Hall Yongin
2019 2019 OCN Drama Channel “Mystic Periodic” Drama Artworks Sponsorship
2016 SS Hera Seoul Fashion Week ul: kin DDP Seoul (PERFORMANCE)
2018 Seoul Sharing Festival culture tank Seoul
2017 M.C.C Geumjeong Cultural Foundation Busan
2017 DROP club BASIL Seoul
2017 Project “Flower” NAVER portal (PERFORMANCE)