2014 Season III

 

Artist Statement/ Biography

My work starts with the question about the things that we take for granted. I try to focus on the "How" the information’s labeled "truth" or "as it is" covering our daily lives are being read in a certain way. And then I get interested in the elements such as (in broader sense) the construction of the text, the frame, and the narrative. Then I try zooming out and look for specific and clear icons that show the inner contradictions dwelling in the "truth" and “legitimate" territory. This is because I want to suggest the widened and deconstructed view to the viewers and myself by the act of noticing the facing reality

I compose the pictures with the images I come across the WWW. This act is based on the thought that contemporary art works are "creations" that 'live off' and to 'live off' what already exists could be the most subjective act that a contemporary painter can act out. This was sought as an answer for how to interpret and express the 'here-and-now' utilizing the 'how-and-why'. This process of problem solving was depicted on “Today's Issues” series.

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Born in 1985 in changwon, South Korea

Lives and Works in Seoul, South Korea

I am a Korean painter. I live in Seoul. I get interested in ways of consuming images today. I believe that a tragic accident occurs when a person cannot break free from a fixed impression. That is why I want to emphasis on the time for critical thinking by my works. In 2009, I had first solo show, ‘Lookers-On’ at the Jungmiso Gallery. Since then I has participated in numerous exhibitions in museums and galleries in Asia and Europe, among them Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom, The Arts house, Singapore, SeMA, Seoul, Korea.