Sung Jang's Hair Drawings

July 25, 2013

Chicago-based artist Sung Jang manipulates hair on canvas to create his finely wraught 'drawings'. Like Rorschach tests with an imminently bodily dimension, Jang's works can fluidly inhabit a variety of forms depending on the eye of the beholder, from vertebrae to erogenous zones. Jang explains that hair 'possesses a peculiar duality: a duality of beauty and waste. It is something beautiful and alive, yet, when detached form the head, it instantly loses its value. It then becomes an insignificant object, nothing more than messy garbage. Creating images with the “fallen” hair, I tried to bring it back to an object of life.'