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Hanna Hur, The Wheel, 2019, colored pencil on silk, 48 × 36".

Hanna Hur, The Wheel, 2019, colored pencil on silk, 48 × 36".

Hanna Hur

Bel Ami

Hanna Hur’s meticulously crafted geometric paintings and handwoven chain mail are generated through repetitive, often laborious processes essential to her spiritual practice. Making a work can become a ritual in itself, as with her recently completed chain-mail sculpture The Gate iii, to which she had been adding since 2014. The piece reveals its age through the contrast between dull and shiny clusters of metal links. Hur’s two-dimensional works are elaborate as well—often so detailed that, when looking at them from afar, the eye glazes over subtle shifts in tone and mark-making, simplifying patterns and colors by grouping them into larger, solid forms. The Gate iv, 2019, is especially misleading from a distance. Three columns of red circles gently frame a central semitransparent green rectangle whose proportions mirror those of a door. The copper tone of the circles closely resemble that

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