박성환 Sung Hwan Bobby Park
13 September – 7 October 2023
박성환 Sung Hwan Bobby Park shows his third solo exhibition with his BTM series. Made from dirt, clay material continues to be the main exploration. This fragile and vulnerable material is also strong and versatile. Sung Hwan’s interest in the parallel qualities of human bodies deepens his interest and love for clay.
BTM 방탄모 scrutinizes the homophobic policy of Koren military law article 92-6. While constitutional law requires all males to serve (the definition of ‘a male’ has a monumentally detrimental impact on transgender and nonbinary people) it is an institutional entrapment. Sung Hwan explores his relationship with the article 92-6 having served in ROK Marine Corps.
BTM Platoon May 2019 at Rayner Brothers Gallery in Whanganui featured the first ceramic only group. The use of materials and the art form has extended beyond clay. These materials explore the history and modernity of working with ceramics. It is a celebration of individuality.
Images by Ardit Hoxha