JUN Young Jin
Painting as a medium has survived for thousands of years and is one of the oldest and most quintessential mediums of all time. It once served as a recording method for religious and historical purposes until it suffered an identity crisis driven by the invention of photography. The Modernism movement led painting to re-establish itself as a major creative medium, while Post-modernism disguised it as cliché among diverse, new mediums.
Jun’s primary task is to recover the high status of painting and it is the artist’s concern to work on the illusionistic paintings led by modernism and those also linked to conceptual art, in that the canvas is not shown on its own.
Jun’s paintings can be examined in three ways - revealing words, reconstructing, and layering paint. For her, it is about “Painting for painting’s sake”.
JUN Young Jin was born in 1983 in the Republic or Korea. She received her BA, BFA and MFA from Hong-ik University in Seoul. Her works were featured in many local shows including The Art Plant Yo Gallery, Seoul; Humax Art Room, Bundang; Jo Hyung Mi Kwan, Seoul; VIDI Gallery, Seoul; Gallery Aenon, Seoul; RainbowCube Gallery, Seoul; Gana Art Center, Seoul; Gallery Sup, Seoul; Palais de Seoul, Seoul; HoMA, Seoul; and many more. Her works were collected by Grand Hotel, Seoul; Lotte Hotel, Seoul; Kolon co., Seoul; and Orient Bio, Seoul.