Jeong Zik-Seong is deeply enchanted by the light and the original abstraction of mother-of-pearl. He has pursued painting beyond the boundaries of reproduction and abstraction and now he struggles to portray a surface image that can maximize the abstractness of the mother-of-pearl beyond the boundaries of visual art and craft. Jeong Zik-Seong (b. 1976, South Korea) earned his BFA, MFA, and Ph.D in Painting at the Seoul National University in South Korea. His works have been exhibited in numerous venues such as Leeahn Gallery, Lee Eugean Gallery, Johyun Gallery, Kyunggido Museum of Art and many more. He was awarded for Today’s Young Artist (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in the Republic of Korea), Etro Art Award, Joongang Art Award and more. His works are included in esteemed art collections including National Museum of Art in Korea, Seoul City Museum of Art in Korea, Kyunggido Museum of Art in Korea, Jeju Art Museum, Young-eun Art Museum, Hyundai Motor Company, Etro, and many more.