Soonhwa Kang

Artist / Designer

Born in Tokyo with Korean heritage. Based in Haarlem, The Netherlands.

My memories of cultural experiences as a third-generation Korean-Japanese are the foundations of my artwork.  From those reminiscences,I keep searching for metaphors such as tools for memorial ceremonies or mountains and rivers on the border of South Korea and they represent embracing, feeling rooted and being free/freedom. 

For my paintings and objects, clay and ink have been significant materials as these not only feel intuitive and tangible, but I also find the fluidity of them intriguing. Via those materials I explore the sense of belonging and the nostalgia in the search of one’s roots.

I have been showing my work at several galleries and unconventional spaces in Amsterdam, Haarlem, Zoetermeer and Wassenaar.

Collaborative projects

Hanato – online community / concept store
Connecting you with multi disciplined creators and their creations with inspiring stories.

organising art exhibitions for emerging artists

Flatto 81
Creating products/workshops with handmade botanical inks and natural products

Hanato Morito
Making educational material to inspire learning Japanese.