Painting as a medium has survived for thousands of years and is one of the oldest and typical mediums of all times. It had once served as recording tool for religion and history in general while its identical crisis was driven by the invention of photography. It was Modernism to make painting re-settle down as a major creative medium; Post-modernism yet disguised it as cliché among the diverse new mediums today.
Jun’s prior task is to recover the painting’s status back and it is the artist’s concern to work on the illusionistic paintings which was led by modernism and also linked to conceptual art in that the canvas is not shown by its own. Jun’s paintings are by three ways - revealing words, reconstructing, and layering paints. For her, it is “Painting for painting’s sake”.
JUN Young Jin was born in1983 in Korea Republic. She received BA, BFA and MFA from Hong-ik University in Seoul. Her works were featured in many local shows including at 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.