SEE × Mike Han
Mike Han is a Detroit based artist inspired by Korean calligraphy, graffiti, and modern design. Han strives to achieve dynamic balance in his art and life by connecting people, places and ideas through his signature line work. Han’s practice is burdened and bolstered by the understanding that in order to create, you must destroy. From this truth, he describes his practice as Modern Vandalism - the mindful act of destroying materials, products, and/or space in an effort to create value. Mike’s work contemplates sustainability, explores his heritage, and strives to illuminate the truth that we are all connected.
Han has been commissioned to create art for Google for Startups, LinkedIn, and vitaminwater, has exhibited in Seoul and painted in Osaka. Mike is an ArtPrize Equity Grant award winner and has paintings in the permanent collections of Huntington Bank, Mercedes Benz Financial Services, Henry Ford Health Systems, Shinola Hotel, and Daxton Hotel. Han’s work has been featured on BBC World News, designboom, Cool Hunting, Architectural Digest, Apartment Therapy, Detroit Free Press, and the cover of SEEN Magazine.