Raymond Hwang is an artist currently living and working in Ridgewood, NY.
He holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts (New York, NY).
I don’t pretend to understand everything about my work and it’s often that fact that pushes me to continue making it. I utilize painting and drawing to bring forth, push back, to obscure and to layer images. My work is an amalgamation of my surroundings, my upbringing, my dry humor and the subtle ways they connect. I imagine it’s similar to being in a crowded room and hearing snippets of conversations, all the while interpreting and misinterpreting phrases to create a union between potentially unrelated thoughts.
Using subject matter that ranges from specific personal artifacts to sometimes senseless recurring motifs, I attempt to weave a visual language that is my own. By doing so, I hope that new narratives will be revealed and that we’re left with more questions than answers.