Han Sungpil

Calgary has unique weather all year thanks to the influence of the Rocky Mountains. Especially in summer, diverse clouds appear due to the unstable atmosphere. This work was taken on July 17, 2020, from Nose Hill with cumulus clouds hundreds of meters high and Calgary downtown. The unrealistic appearance of the clouds and the rainbow illuminating downtown Calgary give a little relief to the gloomy situation of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Han Sungpil practices art mainly by means of photography, video, and installations, covering subjects such as environmental issues, originalities and history. He strives to understand the world’s diversity by exploring nature and interpreting mundane worlds that have been sources of his inspiration. His works have been exhibited and reviewed at notable venues and events around the world, including the National Museum of Contemporary Art (Seoul, Korea), National Assembly (Seoul, Korea), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, USA), Chateau de Chaumont (Loire, France), Museum of Contemporary Art (Shanghai, China), Yokohama Triennale (Japan), Havana Biennial (Cuba) and Venice Biennale (Italy).


Instagram: @han_sungpil


In Conversation: Henry Mah and Han Sungpil

Henry and Sungpil both are interested in natural phenomena and urban terrain. Henry captured the cloud image in Squamish BC and Sungpil shot his in Calgary, AB. Their works are about Canadian environmental stories and clouds are a metaphor for the hopes and dreams in our lives.

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