Casper Kang was born in Canada and majored in architecture. Then in 2004, he came back to Korea, and since 2011, he has been dedicated to creating his work.
His interest in the early Korean folk and landscape paintings can be seen in his work where he delicately and visually reinterprets them.
His thirst to get closer to the essence of the culture gradually led him to explore hanji, the traditional Korean paper which is the foundation of Korean aesthetics.
However, instead of empirically recontextualizing the traditional aesthetics, he chose to pursue unpredictable results.
He proceeded on to the abstract area, where the concept could be expanded by intuitively approaching it.
By disassembling the matter of hanji through the process of emptying, which involves acts such as burning, scorching, splitting, bleaching, ripping, fraying, and more, his work empties the cultural symbols and themes that hanji embodies as an object.
Ironically, by doing so, the empty image, which represents the meaninglessness of all things, leads to the aspiration of wanting to fill the void with the meaninglessness of the secular world.