Materials chosen by Chung Hyun are usually from discarded waste that no longer has a purpose. Through sleepers, charcoal, asphalt concrete and mixed stones - materials in which have been thrown away in contemporary society – the true side of human being is revealed. Chung Hyun does not alter the material much, but he tends to correspond and try not to lose any of the material’s particular characteristics, rather concentrates on bringing out power carried within out onto the surface.
Chung Hyun was born in 1956 in Incheon, Korea. He received both his B.A. and M.A. from Hongik University majoring in sculpture. Then he earned his diplome l’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Art de Paris in 1990. After he returned from Paris, he held solo exhibitions in Beijing Today Art Museum, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Kim Chong Yong Art Museum, and Kumho Museum of Art. He also participated in integral group exhibitions at Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Pohang Museum of Art, and Fukuoka Museum of Asian Art. He was awarded ‘Today’s Artist’ at Kim Chong Yong Art Museum, ‘2006 Artist of the Year’ at National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea. Recently, Chung was a winner of Korea Art Critics Association Award. He is currently a professor at Hongik University Graduate School of Art.