‘two love trees’ by ran hwang, 2009 (buttons, pins, panel)

ran hwang is a korean-born artist working in new york, who creates intricate and poetic installations. hwang is best known for her wall sculptures that make use of common objects like buttons and crystals pinned directly onto the wall of the gallery. using each elemnt like a pixel on a scren, hwang creates oversized murals of birds, trees or chandeliers. her subject matter is often influenced by buddhist theories and symbolism. hwang’s work has been described as inviting ’the viewer to engage in multiple readings of emptiness and existence, of attempting to reach the state of enlightenment and fulfillment through the conscious emptying of one’s mind and spirit’

http://www.ranhwang.com

ran hwang ‘two love trees’ by ran hwang, 2009 (buttons, pins, panel)

ran hwang ‘dreaming of joy’ by ran hwang, 2008 (buttons, pins on wooden panel, stainless steel)

ran hwang ‘dreaming of joy’ by ran hwang, 2008 (buttons, pins on wooden panel, stainless steel)

ran hwang ‘dreaming of joy’ by ran hwang, 2008 (buttons, pins on wooden panel, stainless steel)

ran hwang ‘invisibility is visibility’ by ran hwang, 2004 (buttons, pins)

ran hwang ‘invisibility is visibility’ by ran hwang, 2004 (buttons, pins)

ran hwang ‘garden of light’ by ran hwang, 2007 (pins, glass bowl, video on plexi-glass)

ran hwang ‘garden of light’ by ran hwang, 2007 (pins, glass bowl, video on plexi-glass)