Yodeleheeyoo!, 2007
Pen and rubber stamp on mulberry paper
231.5 x 135 cm

artist profile

Yoo Seung Ho



lives and works

Seoul, South Korea


BFA, Han-Sung University, Seoul, South Korea, 1999

about the artist

Yoo Seungho appeals to not only the visual but also the aural in his proposal to reenact traditional landscape painting in the present. From afar, his pictures bear an uncanny resemblance to famed shanshui (mountain and water) works of classical China and Korea. A closer look reveals a painstaking accumulation of onomatopoeic Korean characters that meander together or apart in order to generate varying gradations of grayscale concentration. Script becomes mountains, words form foliage—text is converted into image in this clever reconstruction of a technically challenging and historically significant practice. Yoo has held solo exhibitions in South Korea as well as in Japan. His work has been included in exhibitions, fairs, biennales and triennials held at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane, Australia; the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan; the Galleria d’Arte Modern in Bologna, Italy; and the King’s Lynn Arts Centre in King’s Lynn, UK; as well as at many national galleries and institutions in South Korea. 

Website: http://yooseungho.kr/

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Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong

Ewha Womans University Museum, Seoul, South Korea

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Seo-Nam Foundation, Seoul, South Korea

Ssamzie collection, Seoul, South Korea