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Seongjin Huh

MA work

The Eternal Triangle Is the Perfect Shape for Juggling

For a long time, I have faced communication problems within my paintings. I could not fully trust the images I made. They lacked genuine sincerity. Thus I started writing stories about the relation between painting and writing, and myself as an artist positioned in-between. I think narratives provide a subject matter for paintings (even to abstract, minimal and/or any other genre of painting). In my view, in the absence of narrative the desire to paint would no longer exist for the artist; conversely, paintings are unable to withstand the weight of excessive narrative, and crumble. My relationship with my painting and writing is like this. My paintings are encroached upon by my narrative. My narrative leads my painting. I use handwriting and text to make images and I have realised there is no reason not to call these textual works paintings. The writings turn into paintings eventually. Thus, in my work, the narrative includes paintings and paintings include the narrative; the two differ but can co-exist. It is because painters paint what they believe in. After all, the eternal triangle is the perfect shape for juggling.


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Painting, 2015

  • Degrees

  • BFA Painting, Chung-Ang University, 2013, in South Korea
  • Exhibitions

  • Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2014; Graduation Exhibition, Gong-Pyoung Gallery, Seoul, 2012; Group Exhibition, World Cup Stadium Station, Seoul, 2010