Emerging into a new world, tiny figures explore the dreamscapes of Seonna Hong — Colossal

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“Atmospheric River” (2023), mixed media on canvas, 30 x 24 inches. All images © Seonna Hong, courtesy of Hashimoto Contemporary, shared with permission

Connection and interaction are at the heart of Senna HongThe latest body of work by , placing minimally rendered figures amidst abstract landscapes. Through irregular brushstrokes of acrylic and oil pastel, the Los Angeles-based artist contrasts the dull colors of the subjects’ limbs or clothing with the rough and mottled environments they occupy. Generally tiny compared to their surroundings, the figures remain anonymous and adventurous, exploring ethereal expanses. Voluptuous fields of orange, large stones in pink and red and mountains of random signs appear like distant inventions of a dream.

The works shown here are on display this week as part of I murmuredHong’s latest solo exhibition a Contemporary Hashimoto in New York. Composed of vibrant paintings and grainy colored pencil drawings, the exhibition reflects the experience of re-emerging into public space after the pandemic. Firmly in discovery mode, the figures traverse the otherworldly landscapes and stormy weather events and come together as they form new bonds between humanity and nature.

I murmured it is visible until 1 July. Find out more from Hong onwards his site AND Instagram.

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A diptych of three women resting in a mountainous landscape at left, while a blurred woman with a blue silhouette appears in the right foreground

“People Person” (2023), acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, diptych, 48 x 72 inches

Pink stones nestle in green foliage in a landscape setting

“Quiet Day” (2023), mixed media on drywall, 23 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches

Two works, on the left, a woman seated on a ledge surrounded by foliage and a stop sign.  On the right, three women walk through a rocky landscape rendered in green, blue, pink and red

Left: “Memory Catalog” (2023), acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 60 x 48 inches. Right: “Murmuring” (2023), acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, cm 60×48

Several figures climb pink, red, green and blue rocks

“Super Position” (2023), mixed media on wood, 8 1/2 x 11 inches

Two women sit talking on a pink and green rock

“Do You Believe In People” (2023), mixed media on wood, 8 1/2 x 11 inches

Scratchy spots in purple billow in the background with four people in the foreground

“Warm Storm” (2023), acrylic and oil pastel on wood, 10 x 8 inches

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