Born in 1972, Oh Jeong Il depicts hair-styles with each hair meticulously, drawn one by one with a single strand brush on a black background.

"Hair is the part of a human body that captures the essence of the circulation of energy between the living body and dead material. The hair in his painting uses a visual vocabulary to demonstrate the way individual objects are interlinked with each other. To the artist the black background presents a dark space in which new life can be conceived. Each strand and line is representative of vitality created from that space. The hair is, for him, a link that mediates human beings with nature and a strand of hair symbolises an individual human being with self-regulating consciousness. Hair for him means a field of circulating energy within himself and society, materials and the universe."
- Cho, Kwan yong (Art Critic)

Phone:  +82 10 3705 5417

Address: 101 ho, 297-28, Bulgwangdong, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Artist’s Work

Oh Jeong-il

Moment, 2009 
Acrylic on linen by a single strand brush

Oh Jeong-il

Alive, 2009
Acrylic on linen by a single strand brush

Oh Jeong-il

Alive IV, 2010
Acrylic on linen by a single strand brush

Oh Jeong-il

Laboratory 2, 2006
Acrylic on linen by a single strand brush

Oh Jeong-il

Braid 2010, 2010 
Acrylic on linen by a single strand brush

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