New Quad ME1
41.5" x 30"
Graffiti ink on blueprints salvaged by Woodward Throwbacks. New Quad Theater, West Bloomfield, MI designed by Louis Wiltse Architect 1979.
Louis Wiltse also designed the State Theatre in Ann Arbor, and the Farmington Civic Theater.
Han creates artwork organically, without planning or sketches, and in this case, with a graffiti mop.
Han's linework is character driven but pushed into abstraction through expressive gestures inspired by Korean calligraphy and graffiti tags. He strives to find balance in life and art by connect people, places, and ideas through physically connected lines.
Han has categorized his practice as Modern Vandalism, a term he coined in 2020. He defines it as the process of destroying or altering materials, spaces, and products in an effort to create value.
It is Han's belief that in order to create, you must destroy. This poses a paradox for his practice as he wrestles with the ideas of sustainablity and value as they are subjective and are measured and change with time.