sooner later by Young Sun Han

Launch and Reception
March 6, 2012

Printed Matter is pleased to present a launch and signing for a new artist book and limited edition prints from artist Young Sun Han, sooner later. Please join us next Tuesday, March 6th, 5-7PM for a reception with the artist.

For sooner later, Han presents a highly personal archive of iPhone snapshots taken over a 6-month period. Documenting the struggles of long-term illness, the sequence of images reveal the humor, sadness and beauty of witnessing a loved one pass away. The title is lifted from a child’s drawing of Buddha proclaiming his own mortality, suggesting that everyone’s journey unfolds both slower and faster than expected.

Half of the proceeds from all book sales will benefit the non-profit Life Funds for North Korean Refugees. The artist has chosen to donate his share to LFNKR because of their charitable work to provide food, protection and resources to defectors of North Korea. Visit “”: for more information.

sooner later is perfect bound, 72 pages and measures 6.5 x 9". It retails for $20 and can be purchased from Printed Matter or online “here”:catalog/30646..

15 limited edition prints from the series will also be available for sale. The archival inkjet prints on Velvet Fine Art paper are in an edition of 56 and measure 11 x 14". Each print retails for $56 and can be purchased from Printed Matter during the launch.

Young Sun Han is an artist and curator who has exhibited locally and in Germany, Australia, and New Zealand. He was the runner-up on the recent season of Bravo’s Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. He has been the recipient of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarship, 1st place in photography at the Union League Civic Arts Foundation, Fred Endsley Fellowship (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), and Jean Paul Ohadi scholarship. He currently lives and works in Chicago.