Artist of Influence: Jung-Yeon Min

I recently discovered this artist via Synaptic Stimuli and I can’t get this work off my brain. Min’s paintings are surreal yet soft, ethereal yet rugged. I want to live in this world.

Her artist statement:

The main characteristic of my works is a kind of duality which finds many ways to express itself: abstract versus realism, ubiquity, diachronicity, microscopic and macroscopic, and so on. I’m always trying to engage in extreme or contrary dialogue. In abstract compositions, some hyperrealistic figures will make you try to find some kind of space, but you will keep wondering if you really have to see it that way, because something flat will try to empeach you. Somehow, you will feel like you are hanging between two worlds.

This may very well be a reflection of my background . Born in Korea — a divided country — I live in France, and feel like I exist between two worlds. In my daily life, I often serve as a link of sorts between members of the Korean community and other groups, and somehow, this interesting condition also reveals another side : the sense of being nowhere. That feeling has made its way into my paintings regardless of my intentions.

 


Untitled,
Acrylic on Canvas

 

 


Passages #2,
Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

Au bord du lit, Acrylic on Canvas

 

Jung-Yeon Min is represented by Kashya Hildebrand.

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