1967, born and based in Seoul, Korea.
studied Oriental Painting at Hongik University.
Bae is an artist who follows the style of
Korean Minjungmisool(people’s art) of the
80’s from the realm of young people’s
underground culture. Recalling the fact
that people became too tired of moral and
ethical didactism of Minjungmisool, Bae
complements the art of his seniors with
pure and caring mind.
series, Pop Song 3 takes the form of a music
video in which the documentary footages
of 4.19 Citizen’s Uprising, Gwangju Citizen’s
Uprising and other student democratic movements
are played along with Korean popular songs.
As the series go on, he developed his formal
languages onto two dimensional works, objects,
and paintings. On the Street, a small booklet
listing all information for the homeless
to survive in Seoul, is the piece that highlights
Bae as next generation artist of political
art. The project was started from his literally
living with the homeless on the street and
based on the researches he grabbed on the
Young-Whan Bae, Pop Song 1: House of Doves,
1997, mixed media
Young-Whan Bae, Pop Song 2: Youth, 1999,
Young-Whan Bae, Pop Song 3: Gwangju Sangmudae,
video installation, 2002