Nakhee Sung

b. 1971, born and based in Seoul, Korea.

Nakhee Sung studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, USA and the Royal College of Art, the UK. Sung draws directly on walls using spray paint, markers and sheets of vinyl. By the fact that she directly draws on the wall and the overall composition has organic, cosmic and chaotic quality in it, her murals are easy to be misunderstood as improvisation. Even though they are made by brisk unhesitant hand movements, they are the results of a thorough understanding of a given site. Her composition is contrived in a mysterious way to extend the structure of the space and enrich the layout of the space. The walls no longer are bound by the location, function, and size according to the existing layout, but rather, they are transferred into the experiences of different dimension. This makes the paintings of Sung compared to music that has abstract expressiveness. This aspect will be seen again in Sung’s new site-specific wall painting, which will organically spread into the adjacent area of other artists, as well as nearby column, ceiling and window. Her vibrant, yet sober stride will leap over the border of invisible territory allotted for each individual artist.

- Nakhee Sung, installation view from the solo show 'Channel' at The Leisure Club, Mogadishni, Valby, Denmark

- Nakhee Sung, #6(Shanghai), 2003, wall drawing with vinyl sheet, marker, paint and spray paint, dimensions

- variable, photo by AZ, BizArt Center, Shanghai  

- Nakhee Sung, #1(Artsonje Center), 2003, wall drawing with vinyl sheet, marker, paint and spray paint, dimensions variable, installation view at Artsonje Center, Seoul