Saatchi picks Han Jaeyeol as One to Watch

Jaeyeol Han and his works
Jaeyeol Han and his works (Image courtesy Saatchi Online)

Six weeks after picking Shin Kwang-ho in their weekly series of artists to watch, Saatchi Online has selected another Korean artist to focus on: Han Jae-yeol. According to the website, much of his current work is influenced by his posting to Haiti while on National Service. “Amidst the devastation [after the 2010 earthquake] he was struck by the dignity of everyone he encountered, and the huge impact this made on him led to a series of abstract portraits.”

Han Jae-yeol: Passersby, Girl, November
Han Jae-yeol: Passersby, Girl, November. Oil on canvas, 11.8 x 7.9 x 1.2 in. (detail – see the full image at Saatchi Online)

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