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This week’s edition, Roller Coaster by Changha Hwang, holds a special place in my heart. It was with a painting by South Korea-born, Brooklyn-based Changha Hwang that I started to collect original art.
At the time, Changha was just graduating from Hunter College and had signed with veteran New York art dealer Massimo Audiello. I was lucky enough to acquire a work right before they became highly coveted by major American and European collectors.
Eight years later, this painting is still the focus of lively dinnertime conversations with friends. Yes, it’s the most talked-about artwork in our entire collection!
Perhaps it’s the elegant complexity of Changha’s layering of color and pattern. Perhaps it’s his playful use of negative and positive spaces, his ability to create stunning visual tensions. Or perhaps it’s because his abstractions are somehow liberating, allowing viewers to see what they want (or perhaps need) to see.
Changha has revealed that his color palette is a response to the South Korean environment in which he grew up. At the same time, his works are reminiscent of urban grids, digital media, and other artifacts of postmodern life.
Roller Coaster, created exclusively for ArtWeLove, is no exception. In fact, it’s a unique little jewel: Perfect. Timeless. Inviting. Come on and join Changha’s complex and infinite love for colors, patterns, space, and time. Ultimately, it’s all about you.
10 x 10 inches at $50
14 x 14 inches at $100
20 x 20 inches at $250
Watch our video interview with Changha.