Dream of Hanbando

Son bong-chae2015/2015


Seoul, South Korea

Trees get pushed over by industrialization and development, can no longer live in their own land and get sold as landscaping or gardening trees for the city. They seem to be self-representations of contemporary people who wander in metropolitan cities or advanced industrial countries. The beauty of landscaping trees is the crystallization of their tears, struggling to survive in a strange land. Son bong- chae leaves us the following question with his work, Dream of Hanbando (2015). “When we think about how many trees ended up dying, failing to settle down in the new land, can we really say that they are ‘beautiful’? How many people today wander on the urban borders, struggling in loneliness to put down roots?” Son bong-chae’s piece is a dedication to all on the borders, an ode to all who are making it through the day.


  • Title: Dream of Hanbando
  • Creator: Son bong-chae, Son bong-chae
  • Date Created: 2015/2015
  • Physical Dimensions: 94x185cm, 2 pieces
  • Type: Painting/ Installation
  • Medium: Oil on polycarbonate, LED
  • 작가 정보: Son bong-chae (b. 1967, Hwasun) graduated from Chosun University majoring in Fine Arts, and received his master’s degree from Pratt Institute, New York. His major solo exhibitions include Son bong-chae Exhibition (Heyri Nonbat Gallery, 2014), Human and Nature (Mudeung Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013), Light+Nature (Galerie Peithner- Lichtenfels, Wien, Austria, 2013), Dream of Diaspora (POSCO Art Museum, 2013), Migrants (Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich, München, Germany, 2012), Migrants (Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, Germany, 2012), Dream of Diaspora (Savina Museum of Contemporary Art, 2011), and Guest Exhibition for Young Artist of the Year (Gwangju Museum of Art, 2009). He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions.

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