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Biography

D La Her is a Paris-based South Korean artist. Her realistic yet dreamlike paintings explore the conditioning and evolution of individual identities in contact with societal norms. She started her painting series in 2022. Her practice is openly inspired by post-impressionism, American realism, cinema, as well as relational aesthetics.

 

The bodiless and faceless figures in her works delve into the complexity of the self within a cultural and social landscape that demands a certain conformity within the collective consciousness. The concept of void in East Asian philosophy is reflected in these empty bodies and faces contrasting with highly detailed and dense surroundings.

 

The subjects detach from their environment and blur the boundaries between the inner self and the outer self. If a mirror reflects the outer self, yet only a bottomless mirror reflects the inner self. She further questions social relevance by delving into the interdependence between fullness and void, the individual and the collective, as well as daytime and nighttime.

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The lights and artificial colors of her paintings are influenced by her studies in cinema. These latter ones shape colors of festive solitude in the shadow of night. Her meticulous brushstroke on a large canvas gives the spectator a different reading of her work depending on the viewing distance. As viewers get closer, blank faces invite them into the emptiness. Those faces are addressed to everyone, regardless of origin, color, or gender. It is an empty field for reflection, of encounter with others and oneself... to finally fully grasp one's presence.

 

Residencies
 

2024

2023

59 Rivoli

Tangent Projects Studios

Paris, FR

Barcelona, ES

Solo Exhibitions
 

2025

MINT Gallery Atlanta

Atlanta, GA, US

Group Exhibitions | Art Fairs
 

2025

2024

2023

Multiculturalism and Belonging, CICA Museum

Multiculturalism and BelongingCalifornia State University’s Dutton Gallery

Abnormal Connection, La Maison Bruneau

Sprung, Ideal Glass Studios

Work in Progress, Two-person exhibition, Tangent Projects

Women in Art Fair, Mall Galleries

ReA! Art Fair, Fabbrica del Vapore

Barcelona, ES

London, UK

Milan, IT

New York, NY, US

Paris, FR

San Bernardino, CA, US

Gimpo, KR

Performances
 

2024

Allégorie des ombres, La Nuit Blanche, 59 Rivoli

Allégorie des ombres, La Maison Bruneau

Portrait Sonore, Nocturne, 59 Rivoli

Paris, FR

Paris, FR

Paris, FR

Prizes | Grants
 

2024

Jackson's Art Prize

Selected for the prize

Homiens Art Prize

Selected for the prize

London, UK

New York, NY, US

Publications | Articles
 

2025

2023

Berlin, DE

Milan, IT

London, UK

Gimpo, KR

Education
 

2021

2019

2016

2015

2010

MBA International Art Market, ICART Paris

MSc in Cultural Project Management, Rennes School of Business & École Européenne Supérieure d'Art de Bretagne 

Art Exchange Program, Nazareth College

BFA, École Européenne Supérieure d'Art de Bretagne

Diploma in Cinema, Korea Animation High School

Paris, FR

Rennes, FR

Rochester, NY, US

Rennes, FR

Hanam, KR

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