Hwi Hahm

Hwi Hahm’s paintings explore the pictorial possibilities of mythological storytelling. The artist’s work examines how myths serve a profound purpose in contemporary society; his compositions frequently employ a wide-ranging and ever-expanding collection of fairy tales, bestiaries and allegories. Intuitive and frequently improvisational, Hahm’s practice is driven by the action of painting and a need to depict his interior world and all its jolts, puzzling dislocations and representational bewilderment.