The focus on fairytales, a product of history rather than history itself, allows the artist to travel further into our culture and society by embodying not just the people but also the characters they have created, characters often so reflective of society as a whole. For someone who has not encountered them before, these fairytale characters become a vivid source of inspiration in understanding the traditions and values of a different culture, aiding him, perhaps, in becoming more British.
About the Artist
Chan-Hyo BAE, born in Pusan, South Korea, holds an MFA from Slade School of Fine Art (2007) in London, UK, and BA in Photography from Kyung-Sung University (2003), South Korea. Since 2004, he has been living in London in 2004. His works has been shown in several international exhibitions and fairs including Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, UK (Solo 2010, 2009), Trunk Gallery, Seoul, Korea (Solo 2010, 2008), Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, Canada (Solo 2008), Chaotic Harmony, Santa Barbara Museum of Arts, CA, USA (2010), Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (2010), Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA (2010), Aando Fine Art, Berlin, Germany (2009), Seoul International photography Festival, Seoul, Korea (2008), FotoFest, Houston, TX, USA (2007), and Paris Photo, Paris, France (2009). His works are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA and Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea.