Min-Woo Bang

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Born in Seoul, Australian landscape painter Min-Woo Bang attended the South Korean National Art High School before immigrating to NSW. Min-Woo Bang's cloudscape paintings are both ethereal and mesmerising. Struck with the charm of the Australian landscape and the absolute enormity of our skies Min-Woo Bang’s primary subject matter is the allure of our natural surroundings and the ephemeral beauty of our skies.

"I am interested in capturing nature's transitional moods in breathtaking Australian landscapes, engaging my senses with the emotional and aesthetic qualities of the land and sky that echo human moods".

Nature, mist, aura and atmosphere are key elements in Min-Woo Bang's works. A dramatic interplay between light and dark directing the focus to gigantic moving clouds or gusts of wind as sky and land create worldly energies"With the idea of passing time and memory through nature, the physical elements and forces of nature are interdependent in an atmospheric landscape and the experience of nature’s transformation is balanced by a deep, physical connection to place." Min-Woo Bang 2018.

Min-Woo Bang has been a finalist in the Wynne Prize, Muswellbrook Art Prize, NSW Parliament Plein Air painting prize, Tattersall's Art Prize, Mosman Art Prize (2016 Commendation Award), Paddington Art Prize and the Gold Coast Art Prize.

Min-Woo Bang is currently a director of the Croydon Art Studio in Sydney where he runs art classes for children and adults.

Congratulations to Min-Woo Bang on his selection as a finalist in the 2020 John Leslie Art Prize.


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