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HyunJoung LEE (Guest)

HyunJoung LEE (Guest)

A graduate in visual arts from Sejong University in South Korea, Lee Hyun Jong develops a series of ink landscapes, derived from memories of her native country, which she mixes with dreamy projections of vast and unreal places. The single horizon line is replaced by a multitude of parallel and sinuous lines, which split and accumulate like geological strata or sediment ripples, giving a reading grid to these aerial views without scale or proportion. 
 
Tending to abstraction, the detail is evacuated in favor of the sensation of infinity and the uncertain nature of the represented element: a wave could just as well be a mountain. Between each uninterrupted line, the white left vacant on the paper is not an inactive white. It corresponds to the idea, very widespread in the Taoist thought of emptiness and fullness, that the interval is what makes the connection between visible objects. And it is precisely after a time of silence, points out Lee Hyun Joung, that a line springs up: something happens on a background of nothing. 
 
The lines, created to the rhythm of her body, are superimposed like musical staves or the undulations of the foreshore left by the low tide (...)
Almost exclusively blue or black, the ink is also writing, which Lee Hyun Joung deploys on hanji sheets, popular Korean papers made from mulberry pulp. In Korea, hanji paper is traditionally used for calligraphy, wallpapering the walls and windows of the house, and making objects. (...) the artist preserves the irregularity and thickness of the fibers. The resulting support is a material-palimpsest, like shreds of memories accumulated to form a blanket. 
 
(Extract translated from the text by Elora Weill-Engerer)

HyunJoung Lee is brought to LKFF in collaboration with RED MOON ART INCUBATOR

  • 1994Bachelor of Art- Sejong University, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2017HyunJoung receives the prestigious Taylor Prize by Art Capital in the Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • 2022HyunJoung lives and works in Paris, France.
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  • 2021Solo Exhibition - IDAmedicis Art galerie, Paris, France
  • 2020Summer exhibition, Royal Academy of Art London, United Kingdom
  • 2019Salon d’Automne Paris, France
  • 2019Peasts on paper. Shanghai international Paper Art Biennial., China
  • 2019Beyond Borders Art exhibition. Hongkong
  • 2019Art Capital -Exhibition Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • 2018Solo Exhibition, Fondation Taylor, Paris, France
  • 2018Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, China
  • 2018Solo Exhibition - Gallery ArtsKoco, Luxembourg
  • 2018Frame Art fair, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2018Art Capital - Exhibition Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • 2018Solo Exhibition - Gallery Plexus, Montreux, Switzerland
  • 2017Group Exhibition - Gallery Montparnasse Ville de Paris, France
  • 2017MAG salon d'art contemporain, Montreux, Switzerland
  • 2017Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, China
  • 2017Canton Art Fair, Guangzhou, China
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