Metamorphic Desire Opening Reception

YoAhn Han’s work is a visual dialogue between protrusion and inculcation.  His interest in forms where concave and convex shapes meet, like a heel and a hole, comes from the duality and symbiosis that it creates.  This duality speaks of suppression and desire.  These two states are related to both his experience of periodic uncanny bodily sensations and to the experience of his bifurcated cultural identity.  YoAhn states: “During my childhood I had to overcome the physical challenge of cerebral arteriovenous malformation.  This led to my interest in the body’s internal and external beauty in an abject state.  Another challenge I have gone through is living between identities.  Coming from a strong society of Confucianism and Christianity (Korea), it has always been a taboo for me to deal with sexuality.”