Min-Woo Bang

In his new body of work, the artist expresses an emotional and visual response to recent and naturally occurring events: Australia's bushfires and the pandemic. In each landscape, Australia’s vast and expansive skies are a vehicle for expression, gently absorbing, reflecting and interpreting the intensities and energies in flux below. In this way, the sky acts as a metaphor for human emotion and mood, conveying a deeply personal and intimate response from the artist.

These new paintings respond to the current moment in time, capturing the beauty of the Australian landscape, while simultaneously “exploring fear experienced from events out of our control”, the artist explains. Here the landscape’s language is distinct, communicating drama in billowing clouds and ripples of light. Dark treetops and faraway horizons invite contemplation of the land as a source of strength and calm as well as a template of emotional intensity. Within each landscape, a strong feeling of presence accompanies the sense of tension that underlies the unknown.


Resume | Artist Statement
Nature’s Whisper by Min-Woo BangNature’s Whisper
Oil on Canvas
76 x 122 cm
Skyfall by Min-Woo BangSkyfall
Oil on Canvas
72 x 72 cm
The Creation by Min-Woo BangThe Creation
Oil on Canvas
92 x 102 cm
The Birth of Spring III by Min-Woo BangThe Birth of Spring III
Acrylic on Canvas
100 x 100 cm
Fleeting Stormy Cloud by Min-Woo BangFleeting Stormy Cloud
Oil on Linen
102 x 102 cm
Ghost of sky III by Min-Woo BangGhost of sky III
Oil on Linen
122 x 137 cm
Long Journey by Min-Woo BangLong Journey
Oil on Linen
102 x 138 cm
Phenomenon by Min-Woo BangPhenomenon
Oil on Linen
51 x 56 cm
Re-visiting the Blue by Min-Woo BangRe-visiting the Blue
Oil on Linen
152 x 182 cm
Roaring up by Min-Woo BangRoaring up
Oil on Linen
92 x 102 cm
Shadow Wind by Min-Woo BangShadow Wind
Oil on Linen
51 x 76 cm
Witnessing by Min-Woo BangWitnessing
Oil on Linen
51 x 56 cm
Red Shadow by Min-Woo BangRed Shadow
Oil on Canvas
51 x 51 cm
Winter Dark Night by Min-Woo BangWinter Dark Night
Oil on Canvas
112 x 102 cm