Jinwon Chang studied traditional Korean painting and originally his materials of choice were Sumi ink and Japanese pigments (“Bunchae”) on Hanji paper. In 2004, Chang moved to New York where he embraced new methods of painting. Departing from traditional Korean brush techniques, Chang began to use a roller and squeegee with acrylic and charcoal for the following three years. Afterwards, he reincorporated the Korean tradition into his new contemporary abstract process of using the brush with sumi ink, acrylic, metallic paint, charcoal, and pigment pen on Hanji paper.
Chang’s work can be found in the collections of Archegos Capital, New York, Wiesbaden City Hall, Germany and Gwangju City Museum, Korea.