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Actor Ha to hold solo exhibition in New York

Actor-filmmaker Ha Jung-woo is to hold his second solo exhibition in New York.

The exhibition, featuring 24 new paintings, will be held from May 20 to June 9 at Able Fine Art NY. Themed “Friends,” it will showcase diverse portraits Ha created as reflections of lonely people in the city. 

“Ha offers consolation and comfort to isolated people in the city. Through these portrait images, the artist represents each of their different inner sentiments,” said Kim Jeong-hee, curator of the exhibition at Able Fine Art NY.

According to the gallery, Ha’s works have been hailed by viewers and collectors since the first sold-out showcase at the gallery in 2014.

Ha has been painting pop art-style works inspired by the diverse characters of his movies. 

Ha Jung-woo
Ha Jung-woo

The showcase is located in the gallery district of Chelsea in New York, along with such leading names as Gagosian, Pace, Mary Boone and Lehmann Maupin.

The Seoul-based actor has become a household name in Korea, characterized by his unique, down-to-earth flair through an array of films, including “The Chaser” (2008), “The Berlin File” (2013) and “Kundo: Age of the Rampant” (2014).

By Lee Woo-young  (