BiHop had to give up the dream of being an artist in her youth because of her parents’ strong opposition. She suppressed her dream and suffered from psychopathy (paranoia) in 2000 and had to stop working as an English grammar teacher in 2004. After years of struggling with her parents, she could finally paint again in 2006, held her first exhibition and published her first poetry works in 2007.

BiHop is deeply absorbed in the philosophies of Merleau Ponty and Deleuze. Her works express movement and sound, so several objects depicted in a painting may actually suggest different movements of a single object. A recurring theme of her paintings is the depiction of two or more identical animals whose images are linked or overlap like “Siamese twins”, suggesting the movements of one single animal, also a metaphor for the division of her country, North and South Korea. 

Artist’s Work

BiHop

Turtle, 2018
Oil and Acrylic on canvas 

BiHop

Swallowtail, 2018
Oil and Acrylic on canvas 

BiHop

Rabbit, 2018

BiHop

Jellyfish, 2018
Oil and Acrylic on canvas 

BiHop

Goldfish, 2018
Oil and Acrylic on canvas 

BiHop

Eagle, 2018
Oil and Acrylic on canvas 

BiHop

Tiger , 2018
Oil and Acrylic on canvas 

BiHop

Snake, 2018
Oil and Acrylic on canvas 

BiHop

Pheasant, 2018
Oil and Acrylic on canvas 

BiHop

Horse, 2018
Oil and Acrylic on canvas 

BiHop

Black goat, 2018
Oil and Acrylic on canvas 

BiHop

Deer, 2018
Oil and Acrylic on canvas 

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