Construction paper, colored charcoal, crayon, acrylic spray, gouache, and painted paper cutouts collaged on paper
30 x 22 cm
$ 750.00 (price excluding VAT and shipping costs)
David Heo was born in 1992 in Georgia, USA. He has lived and worked in Chicago since 2010. Heo is the son of South Korean immigrants whose house was festooned with traditional Korean painting and pottery, ornaments and trinkets; Heo grew up looking at boars, tigers and smoke, all things that have certainly influenced his aesthetic sensibilities. As a child he wasn’t allowed to watch TV or play video games and so turned to drawing as a means of entertainment, a hobby that eventually developed into an apprenticeship at a tattoo parlour. More formally, Heo has a BFA and MFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago, claiming this time allowed him to “digest, depict and articulate” his subjects with greater assurance.