With works by KEY Min Jung, Hyena KIM, Sun Young OH and CHOI Suin Jung, Hyena KIM, Sun Young OH and CHOI Suin @SPACE SO, SEOUL
Winds are caused by air movement due to differences in temperature and air pressure. Although it is a geoscientific phenomenon, the show focuses on the fluid nature of the wind and the changes that result from it. The wind never stops and is always heading somewhere, and in the process, it changes the shape of the surroundings, both in fertility and destruction. In this sense, the subject 'wind' can be a literary and metaphorical expression.
The artists’ paintings commonly include natural objects such as sunlight, wind, trees, grass, mountains, rivers, and clouds, so just looking at their paintings can remind one of the scenes of natural elements. In particular, in the brush touch that appears in the paintings of four artists, direction and speed are impressive, and they convey the feeling of the wind blowing in the canvas. Instead of stacking multiple layers of paint to make the shape firm, their brushes seem to confuse the shape of direction and speed with other elements, and hint at the change that will occur after the wind has passed by, in the face of fast-flowing winds.
KEY Min Jung(b.1986) has been interested in the coexistence and conflict of dual and contradictory things, and has recently interpreted his work process as a collaboration between two conflicting and complementary figures. The person in charge of color disperses the paint on the picture paper placed on the floor, and another person in charge of food draws a line that could be an order in the confusion. This will reveal a boundary situation in which two different elements are balanced and broken. The paper selected as the support material for the work has light and water-sensitive permeability and fragile properties to maximize the fluid properties of the work.
Hyena KIM(b.1981) has repeatedly worked out during the sun and got out of the studio at sunset. The artist internally accumulates the daily sensations and experiences acquired in her repetitive routines and makes them the object of her work. Remember the small changes in the landscape that can be noticed by sunset, the flickering of light, and the frequent walking of similar places, but work spontaneously facing the canvas and without the aim of reproducing it clearly. In the unclear but practical experience of the fluid flow of air and light and her memory and emotion, the shapes of the things that you see form abstract screens that break up into several sides and lines and blend together.
Sun Young OH(b.1987) selects words such as forest, rainstorm and sunshine that often appear in fantasy literature and composes paintings. The words seem to point to a definite object, but the images seen on media such as books and TV go through a vague and abstract mixture of associations. Therefore, excerpted words consist of unrealistic images in fairy tales that are not ideological or belong to specific times and geography. She duplicates the familiarity of words and the alienation of images painted unrealistically in her work. This is because the way the light-colored balls appear to fly into the canvas and attach themselves to capturing instant images, not actual depictions.
CHOI Suin(b.1987) depicts the relationship between self and surrounding, and the mind and confusion of a person who cannot be revealed to the outside world. The screen appears to be a "scene" of hairy characters representing the self and surrounding elements expressed on behalf of nature. However, it is not intended to use a general symbol of nature or to directly transfer specific events or fables about human relations. The objects on the screen are equivalent objects that continue to mutate, having individuality and independence, while organically sharing feelings and attitudes with other objects.