HakChul is an oil painter in New York City. Born in South Korea in 1981. In 2010, he decided to move to the United States to study figurative artwork. He started to study fine art at Academy of Art University in San Francisco 2015 and he graduated from the New York Academy of Art in New York 2017. For the last ten years, His meaning of life became an artist to pursue humanity. He began in deep thought by our human nature. At first, he fell in love with the beauty of the human body. However, he concentrates more on the inside human being through the human body.
He was longing for what was wriggling inside him and how to explode it on the surface, and all the time he was looking for a way. He realized that technique is the same as becoming a farmer and engaging in agriculture. The seeds of faith, effort, and passion are sowing on the canvas. The layers that build up on oil paints give him infinite inspiration and add weight to the soul. As a result, he established extraordinary technique of oil paint skill with his beliefs and efforts.
He is inspired by Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Van Gogh. He is learning the human beauty and agony through Michelangelo, understanding lights and shade of the color through Rembrandt, and learning about the life of the artist through Van Gogh. He relates to their views of life, artistic presentation, and attitudes to art. It is austere purity or sublime for art and painter’s conviction and struggle.