Hyungsub Shin’s work is motivated by the nature of artificiality where he searches for the place where nature and culture coincide. The subject matter of his abstract sculptures and paintings are realized in the forms of a rhizome, a thick underground horizontal stem that produces roots and has shoots that develop into new plants. The rhizomes symbolize life in continual flux, expansion by division and fragmentation, and identity as a social relationship.
Hyungsub Shin was born in Incheon, Korea. He received his BFA from Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Koreaand his MFA from the Schoolof Visual Arts, New York, NY. Shin has shown extensively in solo and group exhibitions internationally including Socrates Sculpture Park, NY, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, NY, Alpan Gallery and DEAN PROJECT. Hyungsub Shin currently lives and works in New York, NY.