Yoon Hyup :
2024.02.24 SAT - 2024.05.26 SUN
- hosted by LOTTE Foundation for Arts
- organized by LOTTE Museum of Art
As the first event of 2024, the LOTTE Museum of Art presents the solo exhibition of Yoon Hyup, an artist who has built a unique artistic style from diverse visual arts based on city art. Nocturne City, the exhibition title based on the night-inspired musical composition, will show a colorful and varied expression of Yoon’s artistic universe, featuring around 230 pieces of his works ranging from his early days to his most recent body of works.
Yoon conveys his visual experiences as creative rhythmic translations using dots and lines. The artist was closely exposed to subcultures as a child, getting to experience freely riding a skateboard through the city streets and enjoying the unique musical culture of hip-hop, punk, and more. His works are connotative expressions of freedom, spontaneous emotions, and rhythm that speak of such feelings of personal experiences. The show will feature Yoon’s new sixteen-meter gigantic panoramic painting created especially for the exhibition in Seoul, along with a Little Titan series developed from the Juggler character born of his painting. It will also be a chance to see his diverse brand collaborations and studio archives. Through a space filled with romantic cityscapes and lights, the artist will bring down the boundaries of contemporary art and present a fresh artistic experience of profoundly relatable themes. Flowing through the dancing lights in the dead of night, where everything seems to stand still, Yoon’s nocturne will allow audiences to experience a truly romantic city.
b. 1982 -
Yoon Hyup (b. 1982) is a Seoul-born artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Being trained in industrial design at university, the self-taught artist began his career in the subculture scene of Seoul from 2004, doing paintings, pop-up exhibitions, murals, live paintings, skateboard graphics, and album cover designs. Starting with Nike Korea, the artist began collaborating with various street brands, following which he began making a name for himself as an artist. With hopes of a new city, Yoon moved to New York in 2010 and participated in rag & bone’s public art project in 2014, showcasing a mural on Houston Street in SoHo, New York, a project that shot him into the spotlight of the New York art scene and public. He went on to do a myriad of projects with brands by the likes of Universal Music Group, Bobbie Brown, Uniqlo, Be@rbrick, HUF, FTC, Nike SB, and more. Yoon’s works are installed at the Nike Headquarters in Oregon, Portland, Dior in New York, Tiffany & Co. in Orange County, Facebook in New York, and Widen Kennedy in New York. The artist has been showing his works in diverse ways, participating in shows and projects in cities worldwide, including LA, New York, Milan, Bilbao, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and more.
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