(VOV) – A Hanji Contemporary Korean Paper Art exhibition showcasing 15 artworks by Yang Sang Hoon has opened at the Korean Cultural Centre in Hanoi.
Hanji is strong and long-lasting traditional Korean paper, made from the inner bark of the dak (mulberry) tree, famous for its ability to resist fading, even after some 1,000 years.
The traditional paper is also used in handicrafts, such as hanji dresses or paper dolls. In the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910), ordinary people used scraps of paper to make folk art.
In his works, Hoon manipulates the paper in unexpected ways to reflect the timelessness and power of this bark-made material.
The paper is reborn as flowers or birds by folding repeatedly. He also twists and weaves long, narrow sheets of paper to create intricate geometric patterns.
The exhibition runs April 4-30.
Đăng ký: VietNam News