Hong-Goo Kang studied painting at Hongik University though he works primarily with photography. Kang takes digital images of landscapes and distorts them to reflect the changes in Korean society. His most recent works utilize photos of his former hometown in the midst of modernization and reconstruction. The works documenting his old neighborhood and its destruction portray the stark reality of post- industrial Seoul. Kang was born in 1956 and currently lives and works in Seoul, Korea. He received his M.F.A. and B.A. from Hongik University. His work spans various media from photography, video, painting and site-specific installation work. His work has been exhibited extensively with recent shows at Mongin Art Center, the Rodin Gallery, Leeum (Samsung Museum of Art), the National Museum of Contemporary Art. He also writes extensively and published five books and a collection of essays.
Piers 92 & 94, New York
Mar 8—Mar 11 2012