Women at Work

North Korean Linocuts Made by People’s Artist

Women at Work is a Koryo Studio commission. 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 poetic use of a colour palette.

See more North Korean linocuts here.

Women at Work

The beauty of his work lies in his ability to catch the rhythm of a piece and 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.

Purchase Artwork

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 / 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.

‘Women at Work’ 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.

Koryo Studio

Email info@koryogroup.com for enquiries & purchases.

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Further Commissioned Works

Guarding-the-Skies
Iconic roles of females in North Korean society
#85. CHON YONG SIK, 58, Bookshop Manager, Majon Guesthouse Resort
A series of more than 100 3D portraits of local North Koreans by this award winning photographer
Great Harvest of the Sea
Ship and port themed linocuts by artist Hwang In Jae