Five Alive- Gyun Hur

We thought it would be fun to ask people we admire 5 questions to get a glimpse into what they're currently into.

 

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Gyun Hur is an artist who has performed and exhibited her work in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Hong Kong and Turkey. Her most widely-recognized work consists of beautiful and extremely labor-intensive floor installations made of hand-shredded silk flowers. Through the menial process of making and transforming materials, she constructs a visual landscape that evokes a sense of labor, loss and memories. 

Gyun has attended many residencies: Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (2009), Vermont Studio Center (2008 and 2013), Ox-Bow Residency (2010), Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (2010), and the Pilchuck Glass School (2008). She is the recipient of The Hudgens Prize (2010), Artadia Award (2011) and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship (2010). Her work has been featured in Art in America, Art Paper, Sculpture, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Pelican Bomb, Creative Loafing, Jezebel, and The Atlantan.

She was born in South Korea and moved to the US at age 13. She is currently living and working in Hong Kong.  

In A Landscape Anew II, 2013, Hand-shredded silk flowers Artadia Open Summer Studio Residency, Brooklyn, New York

In A Landscape Anew II, 2013, Hand-shredded silk flowers
Artadia Open Summer Studio Residency, Brooklyn, New York

What is your favorite art making tool?

Since I have been traveling a lot without a settled studio this year, Japan Sakura ink pens and a small sketchbook have become my favorite. I enjoy the intricate lines that I can create with those pens. Other than that, any object, any materials that will actualize my vision. 

What music/band/artist are you listening to the most right now? 

I recently discovered Olafur Arnalds. I have been listening to his music obsessively the past two weeks. 

Where do you go for peace and quiet?

My window. It has a gorgeous night view and I have small green plants around the window area. So I sit here and just gaze out into the city.

Where is your next dream travel destination?

I would love to visit Istanbul. Oh, also mysterious islands around the world.  

Is there a color or palette that you are drawn to?

Recently, shades of yellow intrigue me. 

 

Installation process shot for Spring Hiatus, a temporary public project at Lenox Mall, Atlanta funded by Flux Projects, 2011 16 ft x 30 ft, shredded silk flowers  

Installation process shot for Spring Hiatus, a temporary public project at Lenox Mall, Atlanta
funded by Flux Projects, 2011
16 ft x 30 ft, shredded silk flowers

 

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