Gina Han employs traditions of Western art in her abstract paintings and infuses them with an Asian pop sensibility. Han’s work is driven by an effort to navigate the contradictory forces entrenched in the confluence of Eastern and Western thought.
Han engages both physical and philosophical spaces to foster an array of dichotomies in her work. In a practice that combines studio and installation work, the artist transforms her rather elemental materials of wood and plastic, noting a collaboration with the Taoist principles of chance, instinct and nature.
As Han’s work bridges notions of ascetic and whimsical, fluid and rigid, natural and plastic, it also traverses Western and Eastern associations, both in
her chosen palette and practice. Her embrace of contradictory perspectives creates the lively cadence evident in her installations, in which her personal,
multi-cultural history plays a key role.