Women at Work

North Korean linocuts made by People’s Artist

We commissioned 12 works by Hwang In Jae in 2012, on the theme of employment for women. This work is characterised by skilled draftsmanship, cutting and a poetic use of colour palette. The beauty of his work lies in his ability to catch the rhythm of a piece, to make it reflect the actual job the female protagonist is employed in , from the simplicity and delicacy of ‘Friendly Bus Conductor’ to the boldness and pace of ‘Propaganda Unit’ . Hwang undertook the work from observations in Pyongyang and references to his notes and sketches used on his regular trips to the countryside.

There is a limited edition of ten pieces per print and Koryo Studio will keep the first edition. The early editions will be kept as full sets (12 x 2/10- 5/10) and sold at a discounted rate  but individual prints from 5/10 upwards are for sale.

This is truly a remarkable opportunity to purchase works by North Korea’s finest linocut artist on one of his few external commissions.

Artworks

North Korean Linocut

Traffic Policewoman (Winter)
Year: 2012
Size: 71 x 65 cm
Artist: Hwang In Jae
Price: 1800 EUR
ID: L035

North Korean Linocut

Traffic Policewoman
Year: 2012
Size: 59 x 69 cm
Artist: Hwang In Jae
Price: 1800 EUR
ID: L036

North Korean Linocut

Train Controller
Year: 2012
Size: 49 x 70  cm
Artist: Hwang In Jae
Price: 1800 EUR
ID: L037

North Korean Linocut

Bus conductor
Year: 2012
Size: 49 x 69  cm
Artist: Hwang In Jae
Price: 1800 EUR
ID: L038

North Korean Linocut

Clam Fishers
Year: 2012
Size: 52 x 70 cm
Artist: Hwang In Jae
Price: 1800 EUR
ID: L039

North Korean Linocut

Propaganda Artists
Year: 2012
Size: 52 x 70 cm
Artist: Hwang In Jae
Price: 1800 EUR
ID: L040

North Korean Linocut

Subway Conductor
Year: 2012
Size: 63 x 69 cm
Artist: Hwang In Jae
Price: 1800 EUR
ID: L041

North Korean Linocut

Tour Guide
Year: 2012
Size: 52 x 69 cm
Artist: Hwang In Jae
Price: 1800 EUR
ID: L042

North Korean Linocut

Rice Planting
Year: 2012
Size: 51 x 70  cm
Artist: Hwang In Jae
Price: 1800 EUR
ID: L043

North Korean Linocut

Friendly Bus conductor
Year: 2012
Size: 69 x 49 cm
Artist: Hwang In Jae
Price: 1800 EUR
ID: L044

North Korean Linocut

Propaganda Unit
Year: 2012
Size: 48 x 69 cm
Artist: Hwang In Jae
Price: 1800 EUR
ID: L045

Artworks featured in Commissions are available for sale. Please inquire with us about availability.

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