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fragments, self | works by Dahae Song

fragments, self | works by Dahae Song


In her first solo exhibition at Huntclub Studio, 'fragments, self', emerging Toronto artist Dahae Song shares an intensely personal body of work. Her paintings and digital compositions are a construction and reconstruction of emotional and psychological states that led Song out of an intimate darkness. The focus of the exhibition is a sizeable triptych, canvases towering over the petite frame of the artist. Each panel is inhabited by dozens of red and white figures that Song refers to as her friends; not representations of friends, but the friends she’s created as an act of resurrecting her self from broken fragments.

The artist is interested in the human experience: the construction of memory and identity in a technologically mediated world. In her digital work she aims to synchronize the physical and virtual states. Song has created a distinctive visual language. She uses a limited set of tool to create her digital manipulations and once printed she often revisits the canvas with a paintbrush to give it a human touch. Employing traditional mediums and digital aesthetics, her art is the tangible result of abstract concepts that toggles between paint and pixel. 

Song is a South Korean, Toronto based interdisciplinary artist, currently working towards her BFA in Drawing and Painting at OCAD University.