CHUNG HyeJin

Artist Statement

My works begin by collision between things that are vague and outrageous and I try to sort out the uncomfortable situation.

In some cases, it becomes a theatre of situation with a high tension, and in others the atmosphere is filled with peace,

I try to gather the conflictual sensations to combine and arrange them in my own way in order to complete my work.

When unexpected outcomes arise in the process, then is the essence of my work. Excitement, and catharsis!!!

This is the advantage of the Homo Ludens playground. 

 

* My photography starts with the exciting observation of the reality.

There is an intention to experience death by the silent cruel laughter.

 

*The theme of my paintings and sculptures is also contradictory and humorous by combining conflictual screams.

 

*My media artwork is an association of photography, paintings and sculptures to maximize my intentions.

Vivid colors cover the scene, and extravagant objects appear indifferently. In the artwork, these objects repeat movements and boost imagination by combining multidimensional images.

 

Overall, they slowly create a wonderland and spark imagination.

 

Informal and broad range of works accompany both excitement and somber laughter. My works contain hidden agony and labor, sacred and fancy smile and represent my life as a ‘Wonder – Alice’s Gesture’ of this era.

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Alice_Party-1

2020, Acrylic color on the hard paper, 78x108cm

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Alice_Teatime-1

2019, Acrylic color on the hard paper, 108x78cm

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Alice_Away-1

Mixed media on the paper, 29x41cm

Alice beauty

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Alice_Heart green-1

2019, Acrylic on hard paper, 73.5X78.5cm

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Alice_Hope-1

2018, Acrylic on hard paper, 108X78cm

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Alice_pulse-1

2017, Acrylic on canvas, 146X56.5cm

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Alice_Sinabro-1

2018, Acrylic on hard paper, 88X108cm

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Wonderland_Sunny-1

2018, Mixed media on hard paper, 117X108cm

Artist Biography

Born in Republic of Korea
Lives and works in USA, France, and Republic of Korea

Education

1996        M.F.A. Graduate School, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

1983        M.F.A., Graduate School, Ewha Women's University, Seoul, Korea

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020        Alice Zone Residency Space Project (On Going Porject), Jeju Island, Korea

2014-2019 TtamiFamily Sculpture Garden and Show Room Project, Jeju Island, Korea

2010-2019 TtamiFamily Character, Cartoon, Media Art, Online Exhibition

2018        "Sculpture exhibition" GolfZone Headquarters Daejeon, Korea

2010        “ Homo Ludens” Gallery Jean art center, Seoul, Korea

2009        “Alice in the wonderland” Gallery Now, Seoul, Korea

                “Imagination” Gallery Viva ,Hongcyon, Korea

                Shinhan Bank Private banking center Seoul, Korea

                Busan city Gallery, Busan, Korea

2008        “Super Objects” Total Museum-the room, Seoul, Korea

2007        “C Gene” tophohouse, Seoul. Korea

                “Seoul fine art show”- Hangaram musieum, Seoul, korea

2005        KIF-international art fair. (Growrich Gallery), Seoul, Korea

2004        Gallery Artside, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

2002        Centre d'Arts Plastiques Albert Chanot (Art Contemporain), France

2001        Les Alteliers Artsenal, Paris, France

1998-9     Gallery Seohwa, Seoul, Korea

1997        Gallery Keramik, Belgium

1996        "Winner" Awarded Solo Exhibition at the Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010        "KOREA : Impact of Past on Present" Korea Culture Center, London

                Ananti golf club “Opening Event” Gapyang, Korea

                Busan International Art Fair, Gallery jean, Busan,Korea

2009        International Photo festival , Seoul Station, Korea

                Korea International Art Fair, Gallery jean

2008        Busan Modern Arts Biennale Exhibition

                International Photo Festival , Seoul Station, Korea

                New york asia art fair, Gallery jean, New york

                “North of photography”, Gallery kwanhun

                Korea International Art Fair, Gallery jean, and Yewon

                “Bitter and sweet” Gallery Urban

2007        1st Gulf Art Fair, Dubai, Arab Emilate

                Shanghai Art Fair, shanghai, Chaina

                Scope New York, U.S.A.

Awards

1996        Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Fellowship Purchase Prize

1995        The "Winner" Awarded Solo Exhibition at the Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

Public Collections

Rexfield CC / PyungTaek AK Plaza, Public art / Kimhae Lotte premium outlet, Public art / Seoul National Museum of Modern Art. / Korean National Museum of Modern A.-Art Bank / Kyunggi Province Museum / Yonsei University Medical Center / Total Museum, Korea / Il-won Museum / Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Boston, U.S.A. / Sin Museum / D.C.C.A. (Delaware County of Contemporary Arts), Delaware, U.S.A. / Museum of American Art, Philadelphia, U.S.A. / Jongam SK view App, Public art / Golfzone Headquarter