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Bang Hai Ja

South Korea Born in: 1937
Bang Hai Ja was born in Seoul in 1937 and lives in France since 1961. She belongs to the first generation of Korean abstract painters and one of the highly skilled painters in the World (Pierre Cabanne).

Her debut in Paris was immediately noticed by the writer, historian of art and art critic Pierre Courthion who did not cease to encourage her. It is in fact, outside her country that Bang Hai Ja will really discover her roots and that she deliberately chooses to keep in reference her Korean culture, the techniques, and the approach of the universe. Between the Korea of her childhood and youth and France where she looked long and searchingly at Van Gogh, Cezanne, Kandinsky and Paul Klee, she has cast a link, a binding wire, to “reach deep into myself”, she says, and unite East and West, the calligraphic tradition and the revelation of abstraction.

She uses Korean paper made by hand from leaves and plants, according to age-old traditions, by Buddhist nuns. It can be rumpled and shaped with the fingers. She also uses unwoven fabric known as geotextile, which she likes for its transparency. Bang Hai Ja who works with the fabric stretched out flat before her, on the floor, paints with it not on it. She paints repeatedly both sides. The colours are set side by side, merge, create subtle shades and upon this dreamlike background there arise those imaginary or lyrical visions that she also speaks of in her poems, those cellular bursts shot through with a light whose impact on the emotions is a source of happiness.

Many exhibitions were devoted to Bang Hai Ja in France, Korea, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, United States, Japan, Monaco, Spain and in Canada. Bang Hai Ja had over 60 personal exhibitions and took part in many collective exhibitions. Pierre Courthion, Gilbert Lascault, Pierre Cabanne, Charles Juliet, Maurice Benamou, Andre Sauge, Olivier Germain-Thomas, Michael Gibson, Valere Bertrand, Patrice de la Perriere and many others wrote on her works.

Bang Hai Ja received the ‘Grand Prix, Painter of the Overseas’ on the Day of the painters in Korea, on December 5, 2008.
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In time for Christmas
Bang Hai Ja, Danse de lumière, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

Danse de lumière, 2014
42.5 x 51 cm
Painting

$ 6,849

In time for Christmas
Bang Hai Ja, Danse de Lumière (sérigraphie), Print

Bang Hai Ja

Danse de Lumière (sérigraphie), 2015
62.5 x 62.5 x 0.5 cm
Print

$ 3,113

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Bang Hai Ja, L'ile de lumière, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

L'ile de lumière, 2010
32 x 24 cm
Painting

$ 3,487

In time for Christmas
Bang Hai Ja, Ascension de la lumière, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

Ascension de la lumière, 2017
71 x 104 cm
Painting

$ 22,416

In time for Christmas
Bang Hai Ja, Chant de lumière, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

Chant de lumière, 2013
43.5 x 33 x 5 cm
Painting

$ 5,604

In time for Christmas
Bang Hai Ja, Danse de lumière, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

Danse de lumière, 2018
45.5 x 46 x 5 cm
Painting

$ 5,604

In time for Christmas
Bang Hai Ja, Souffle de l'univers, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

Souffle de l'univers, 2014
35 x 35.5 x 5 cm
Painting

$ 4,359

In time for Christmas
Bang Hai Ja, Souffle de l'univers, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

Souffle de l'univers, 2014
35 x 35.5 x 5 cm
Painting

$ 4,359

In time for Christmas
Bang Hai Ja, Lumière née de la lumière, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

Lumière née de la lumière, 2019
181 x 119 x 5 cm
Painting

$ 37,360

In time for Christmas
Bang Hai Ja, Souffle de lumière, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

Souffle de lumière, 2014
56 x 42 cm
Painting

$ 8,095

In time for Christmas
Bang Hai Ja, Galaxie solaire, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

Galaxie solaire, 2012
30.5 x 39 x 5 cm
Painting

$ 4,359

In time for Christmas
Bang Hai Ja, Danse de lumière, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

Danse de lumière, 2016
34.5 x 58.5 x 5 cm
Painting

$ 7,472

In time for Christmas
Bang Hai Ja, Danse de lumière, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

Danse de lumière, 2016
34.5 x 58.5 x 3 cm
Painting

$ 7,472

In time for Christmas
Bang Hai Ja, Naissance de lumière, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

Naissance de lumière, 2013
53 x 68 x 3 cm
Painting

$ 11,831

In time for Christmas
Bang Hai Ja, Vibration de lumière, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

Vibration de lumière, 2018
68 x 52.5 x 3 cm
Painting

$ 12,453

In time for Christmas
Bang Hai Ja, Danse de lumière, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

Danse de lumière, 2019
96 x 64 x 2 cm
Painting

$ 17,434

In time for Christmas
Bang Hai Ja, Ascension de la lumière II, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

Ascension de la lumière II, 2018
47 x 36 x 3 cm
Painting

$ 4,707 $ 5,230

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Bang Hai Ja, Vibration de l'Univers, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

Vibration de l'Univers, 2014
36 x 36 cm
Painting

$ 4,981

In time for Christmas
Bang Hai Ja, Matière-Lumière, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

Matière-Lumière, 2014
36 x 36 cm
Painting

$ 4,981

In time for Christmas
Bang Hai Ja, Danse de Lumière, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

Danse de Lumière, 2015
62.5 x 62.5 x 3 cm
Painting

$ 13,200

In time for Christmas
Bang Hai Ja, Lumière de terre, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

Lumière de terre, 2014
44 x 55 x 5 cm
Painting

$ 11,208

Bang Hai Ja, Aube, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

Aube, 2014
29 x 29 cm
Painting

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Bang Hai Ja, Terre de lumière, Painting

Bang Hai Ja

Terre de lumière, 2014
29 x 33 cm
Painting

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15 ans, 15 artistes

GALERIE GUILLAUME

15 ans, 15 artistes
From September 1, 2018 To October 13, 2018

Bang Hai Ja - Danse de lumière

GALERIE GUILLAUME

Bang Hai Ja - Danse de lumière
From October 8, 2015 To November 28, 2015

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