JUNG CHAEHEE

Artist Statement

My work explores the reconstruction of sentiments and emotions inspired from the moment I observe something in nature. My primary medium of choice is Korean traditional lacquer(Ottchil), although I also make use of other natural materials such as wood, yellow clay, mother-of-pearl, eggshells, and gold foil, all of which were traditionally used throughout The Far East.

 

In my work, these media are no less important than the image itself. My materials were once perfect creatures of nature that deeply affect my inner soul. I then try to establish in my work a relationship between these life forms and nature itself. My objective is to make the organic process of working with these materials by reusing them in my work to be reborn as new images. In that manner, I believe my work becomes like life itself, inter-organically involved and continuing their life cycle.

 

**‘Ott or Ottchil Painting‘ is a Korean word for natural lacquer, referring to the genre of painting that mainly uses natural lacquer, which is a modern reinterpretation of traditional Korean lacquer techniques.*

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고선-화조

2021, 난각, 나전, 옻칠, 30X30cm

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고선-화조

2021, 난각, 나전, 옻칠, 30X30cm

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고선-화조

2021, 난각, 나전, 옻칠, 30X30cm

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고선-화조

2021, 난각, 나전, 옻칠, 30X30cm

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A Girl in the Mountine

2010, Ott Painting on wood, 18.5 x 18.5 cm

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Blue flower-1

2006, Ott Painting on wood(Ottchil color), 40X30cm

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A Golden Pond

2006, Ott Painting on wood(Ottchil, ocher, gold foil), 24.8X33cm

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Relation 2008-14

2008, Ott Painting on wood(Ottchil, Ottchil color, eggshells), 100X120cm

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Relation 2008-12

2008, Ott Painting on wood(Ottchil, Ottchil color, eggshells), 60X120cm

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A Wild Grass

2016, Ott painting on wood(Ottchil, Ottchil clour, gold foil), 33X23.8cm

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The Things

2010, Ott Painting on Wood(Ottchil, eggshells, gold foil), each 29.5x14X4cm

Artist Biography

Currently lives and works in Republic of Korea

2001     M.F.A. in Mural Painting, Central Academy of Fine Art (Beijing, China)

1997     General Mural Scholer Painting(Material) in Mural Painting, Central Academy of Fine Art (Beijing, China)

1981     B.F.A. in Painting, Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea)

Selected Solo Exhibitions​

2020     The Beyond Scenery_ Gallery Neil (Seoul Korea), 

2019     Sharing_ Art Space Hal (Chelam, Korea )

2019     The Presence of Incense_ Gallery Art Sebin (Seoul, Korea)

2018     A Sentiment of Subtlety_ Life Gallery (Seoul, Korea) 

2018     Gaze_ Art Space Plasque (Seoul, Korea)

2017     Look Back_ Rund Gallery (Seoul Korea),

2016     A Artist's room_ Art Space Quelia (Seoul, Korea)

2014     A room deep_ Samtoh Gallery (Seoul, Korea)

2012     Yean_ Gallery Art space with Artist (Hyeili, Korea)

2010     Shincheongsanwol_ Gallery Cafe Bom (Gwacheon, Korea)

2009     Space within Me-Non duality_ White Hall Gallery (Seoul, Korea)

2008     Ott Painting Exhibition_ Gallery Chez Nues (Seoul, Korea)

2007     A Feast Celebrating the 60th Wedding Anniversary_ Gallery Space Achim (Seoul, Korea)

2006     A Floating Moon in Purple Clouds_ Hakgojae (Seoul, Korea)

2006     Beijing Diary_ The National Art Studio of Goyang (Goyang, Korea)

2003     Chae-Hee Jung's Ott Painting Exhibition_ Gallery Artside (Seoul, Korea)

2001     M.F.A. Show of Central Academy of Fine Art_ The Museum of C.A.F.A. (Beijing, China)

1994     Chae-Hee Jung's 2nd Solo Exhibition_ Choi Gallery (Seoul, Korea)

1990     Chae-Hee Jung's 1st Solo Exhibition_ Choi Gallery (Seoul, Korea)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020     An exhibition of one's and minds (opening an era of peace between

           White Paper_Jacob Gallery (Seoul, Korea) 

2019   Sometimes_ Life Gallery (Seoul, Korea) 

           Mokpo, Old Town_Sinan Suhyup Exhibition Hall (Mokpo, Korea) 

           Do Art!, An Art Cconvenience Store_ Palais de Seoul (Seoul, Korea) 

           Flashback/ VISON_ Geumboseong Art Center (Seoul, Korea)

2018    Querencia_ L.J.A. Gallery (Seoul, Korea) 

2017   Art Sebin, A year-end exhibition_ Gallery Art Sebin (Seoul, Korea)      

           Sobab Funding Exhibition_ Galleries Sobab (Yangpyeong, Korea )      

           DasoongoomI2_ Mokpo Arts Center (Mokpo, Korea)      

           Nirvana_ Santakuji (Fujinomia, Japan)      

           Somtimes_ Life Gallery (Seoul, Korea)      

           Photo Exhibition for Remodeling in Sambang-dong_ Hanyang Gallery

           Chelam History Village, Chelam, Korea )

2016    Walk an Old Path with Gyeomjae_ Gyeomjae Art Museum (Seoul,Korea )       

           Mokpo Landscape_ Chosun Fireproof Warehouse (Mokpo, Korea)       

           A Work in Modern Art_ Gallery JARUFO (Kyoto, Japan)        

           Pre-Paul Planning_ Cerculer_ Fairleigh Dickinson University Art Gallery (NJ. U.S.A)             

           Carnival 2016_ Gallery Ahshi (HeyrI, Korea)

           Sacred Art_ Aberglasney (Castle_Wales, U.K.)

           The Times of Anpyeong, the second _Ryumijae Gallery House Cheongpyeong, Korea)

2015   GyuhmJae Jeongseon And  Eight Scenic Views of Yangcheon_ Museum of GyuhmJae, (Seoul, Korea)

           Exhibition Planning, Mirror-Reflection_ Art Space Qulia (Seoul, Korea)

           Carnival 2015_Gallery Ashi (Hyeili, Korea)

           The opening of a college of fine arts Bulding_ Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea)

2014   Exhibition Planning, Face_ Gallery Someorigukbab (Cheongpyeong, Korea)

           Carnival 2014_ Gallery Ashi (Hyeili, Korea)

          GyuhmJae Jeongseon and beautiful garden of  Bihaedang_ Museum of GyuhmJae (Seoul, Korea)

          GIAF Gwanghwamun Festival_ Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, (Seoul, Korea)

          Exhibition of the 5th Anniversary of Gallery Someorigukbab_ Gallery Someorigukbab (Yangpyong, Korea)

2013   Gift, Gallery 3 (Seoul, Korea)

          Triangle Project-, Gallery Guwawoo, Gallery Sangmyong ,Gallery Sobab (Taebaek,, Seoul, Yangpyong)

          Exhibition of the 4th Anniversary of Gallery Someorigukbab, Gallery Someorigukbab, (Yangpyong, Korea)

          Exhibition Planning-You are not Him but He is Just You, Gallery Someorigukbab (Yangpyeong, Korea)

          The Internatignal Fastival of Mural Painting in Kottayam, Dasana Academy (Kottayam,,India)

          Sobab Fundraising Exhibition_ Gallery Someorigukbab (Yangpyeong, Korea)

2012   The Light of Wisdom_ Gong Artspace (Seoul, Korea)

          In between_ Gallery Someorigukbab (Yangpyeong, Korea)

          Triangle Project- Gallery Guwawoo, Gallery Sangmyong ,Gallery Sobab (Taebaek, Seoul, Yangpyong, Korea)

          The Moving Cube, Chungmu Art Hall (Seoul, Korea)   

          Exhibition for the 3rd Anniversary of Gallery Someorigukbab_ Gallery Someorigukbab (Yangpyeong, Korea)

          Way? Out_ Gallery Golmok (Seoul, Korea)

2011    Facebook_ Gallery K (Seoul, Korea)

          Sobab Art Fair_, Gallery Someorigukbab (Yangpyeong, Korea)

          Draw Mokpo-4_ Center of Art & Culture (Mokpo, Korea)

          We Met Someday in Yangpyeong_ Yangpyeong Art Museum (Yangpyeong, Korea)

          A Rest & A Smile, Gallery Pig-Resort Villa 32 (Gapyeong, Korea)

          Exhibition for the 2nd Year Opening Anniversary of Gallery Someorigukbab_ Gallery Someorigukbab (Yangpyeong, Korea)

          Exhibition Planning, An Empty City is Standing with Bear Feet in My Roo_ Gallery Someorigukbab (Yangpyeong, Korea)

          Exhibition Planning, Seeing over the Mirror_ Gallery Cafe Bom (Gwacheon, Korea)

2010   Draw Mokpo-3_ Ferry Terminal Gallery (Mokpo, Korea)

          Exhibition Planning, Mirror_ Rose Gallery (Seoul, Korea)

          Triangle Project_ Gallery Guwawoo, Gallery Sangmyong Kyoto (Taebaek,, Seoul, Japan)

          Expansion_ Ryumijae Gallery House (Cheongpyeong, Korea)

          Nature from Lakeside_ Lakeside Gallery (Yongin, Korea)

          KIAF‘10_ COEX (Seoul, Korea)

          Exhibition of the 100th Anniversary of Draw Cheoram_ Gallery Guwawoo (Taebaek, Korea)

          Exhibition of the 1st Year Opening Anniversary of Gallery Someorigukbab, Gallery Someorigukbab, (Yangpyong, Korea)

          Wastern Front, Gallery Someorigukbab, (Yangpyong, Korea)

          Exhibition of Four Artists_ Bittul Gallery (Bundang, Korea)

          Peintures algéero-coréeennes_ Cultural Palace of Algéeri (Algéeria)

2009  Triangle Project, Museum of Pack Soo Geun, Gallery Sangmyong Osaka, (Yanggu,,Seoul,Japan,)

          Oriental Painting of The Millenium Plan- The Modern Transformation of Korean Painting, Art Center (Seoul, Korea)

          KIAF 09_ COEX Pacific Hall (Seoul, Korea)

          The Fruits Land 2_ Gallery Doll (Seoul, Korea)

          Metaphor as a Materia_ Gongpyeong Art Center (Seoul, Korea)

          Hal, Art and Environment-Coal and Water_ Gallery Guwawoo (Taebaek, Korea)

          Opening Exhibition of Gallery Someorigukbab_ Gallery Someorigukbab (Yangpyeong, Korea)

          Color Therapy, Gallery Noon (Seoul, Korea)

          The Executive Committee of Ishikawa International Urshi(Ottchil Exhibition_ Design Center Ishikawa (Japan)

2008     Exhibition of Incheon Foundation for Arts & Culture Collection_ Historic Museum of Bupyeong (Incheon, Korea)

          Exhibition of Seoul National University Reunion_ Museum of Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea)

          KIAF (Korean International Art Fair) 08_ COEX Pacific Hall (Seoul, Korea)

          The 5th Exhibition of Ott Painting_ Gong Gallery (Beijing, China)

2007     Gallery Art Fair_ Seoul Arts Center (Seoul, Korea)

          Wild Animals-They Appear in the City_ Seoul Foundation for Arts & Culture Gallery (Seoul, Korea)

          Geumgang Nature Art Biennale Mail Ar_ Gongju Art Center (Gongju, Korea)

          Exhibition of Ott Painting_ Tongyong Ottchil Musium (Tongyong, Korea)

          Exhibition of Ott Painting_ KBS  Main Hall, (Seoul, Korea)

          The 4th Exhibition of Ott Painting_ Gong Gallery (Seoul, Korea)

          A Feast Celebrating the 60th Wedding Anniversary- Gallery Space Achim (Seoul, Korea)

          Spring_ Seoul Arts Center (Seoul, Korea)

2006  Wild Animals(Joongliangchen Project) Waiting for Berdulchi_ Joongliangchen (Seoul, Korea)

          Open Studio, "SUB_ National Art Studio of Goyang (Goyang, Korea)

          Chicago Art Fair_ Merchandaise Mart (Chicago, U.S.A)

          Exhibition of the 60th Anniversary of Seoul University, Museum of Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea)

          Art Villager_, Dongduk Museum (Seoul, Korea)

          The 3rd Exhibition of Ott(Lecquer) Painting_ Liz Gallery (Yangpyeong, Korea)

          Foresight_ Opra Gallery (Seoul, Korea)

2005  The 2nd Exhibition of Ott Painting_ Bukchon Art Museum (Seoul, Korea)

          Incheon Art Fair_ Incheon Arts Center (Incheon, Korea)

2004  The 1st Exhibition of Ott Painting_ Gallery Hakgojae (Seoul, Korea)

          Exhibition of Foreign Students of C.A.F.A_ Museum of C.A.F.A (Beijing China)

2003  Exhibition of Professor for the 50th Anniversary of Yongin University,Gallery Gongpyong (Seoul, Korea)

2002  Guangzhou Art Fair_ Guangzhou∙China Import and Export Fair Complex (Guangzhou, China)

          Exhibition of All National Schools of Art_ The National Art Museum of China (Beijing, China)

          Friendship_ Tianqiao Theatre (Beijing, China)

2001  Exhibition of Graduation C.A.F.A.,_ Museum of C.A.F.A (Beijing, China)

1998-2001   S.W.G.G._ C.A.F.A. Gallery (Beijing, China)

1997-1999   Reunion_ Woongjern Gallery (Seoul, Korea)1987-1988   Sanghyongjern_ Hoam Museum (Seoul, Korea)

Residency

2005-2006 IASK National Art Studio of The National Museum of Contemporary Art, (Goyang, Korea)

Awards and major career

2017  Reconstitution of Art Space Hal_ Organized by Gangwon Creative Economynnovation Center, Sponsored by Naver (Chelam, Korea)

2013  An invited Artist, The Internatignal Fastival of Mural Painting in Kottayam City_ Dasana Academy (Kottayam,, India)

2009  Executive Committee of Ishikawa International Urushi Exhibition_ Design Center Ishikawa (Japan)

          Solo Exhibition by Seoul Foundation for Arts & Culture_ Foundation of Creativity in Arts & Culture, Gallery White Hall (Seoul, Korea)

2008  Group Exhibition-Color Therapy by Seoul Foundation for Arts & Culture, Foundation of Creativity in   Arts & Culture_ Gallery Noon (Seoul, Korea)

          The Art Bank, KIAF08,  Pacific Hall by the National Museum of Modern Art (Seoul, Korea)

2007  A Feast Celebrating the 60th Wedding Anniversary by Nandal Foundation or Creativity in Arts_ Gallery Space Achim (Seoul, Korea)

2006  A Floating Moon in Purple Cloud by Seoul Foundation for Arts & Culture-Foundation of Creativity in Arts & Culture_ Hakgojae (Seoul, Korea)

2005  Incheon Art Fair, Incheon Foundation for Arts & Culture-The Art Bank_ Incheon Arts Center (Incheon, Korea)

2002  Excellent Awards for the Exhibition of All Nation Schools of Art_ The National Art Museum of China (Beijing, China)

2001  Excellent Awards for the Exhibition of Graduation C.A.F.A_ Museum of C.A.F.A. (Beijing, China)

Public Collections

The National Museum of Contemporary Art (Seoul, Korea)

Incheon Foundation for Arts & Culture (Incheon, Korea)

The Samdeok Inc. (Seoul, Korea)