HA Jungwoo


HA Jungwoo  하정우

The artist, Jung-woo Ha who carries both pop art style and expressionism style, simplifies every character into fundamental structures and changes into simple forms to help the public’s cognition and comprehension. Through ‘Pierrot,’ Jung-woo Ha expresses wittily the emotion of modern people and his, and he freely pours out the stories on canvas which are not finished in his movies or which could not be told as a human, as an actor, and as a man. The audiences interact with the actor Jung-woo Ha’s frank viewpoint and his flurry of energy through his paintings. 


What is true meaning of a painting to him as an actor? He says like this during the interview.

“Let’s say the talent which I inherit is rice. Then, I think that movie is like cooking rice and drawing paintings is like making fermented drinks with spare rice after cooking.” This genuine statement clearly shows that how he thinks about the painting. He is absorbed in his movies as an actor, and he paints after movie shooting or he paints on the chipboard of the stage setting during movie shooting.

Jung-woo Ha has already produced two movies in a short time in 2013. In spite of his insanely busy schedule as a movie director, he gives full play to his abilities as an artist at domestic and foreign art fairs and planning exhibits. While his movie is produced, what also completed are his paintings. Just to see his painting walking, the painting is no longer his hobby, but also it is means of existence to stabilize the actor Jung-woo Ha and the painting is a powerful existence to return to natural Jung-woo Ha. The paintings on this LA art show are the latest work of his which were painted in his atelier in Hawaii within a period of time without movie shooting.

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