Heemin Chung's solo exhibition <How Do We Get Lost in the Forest> will be held at the Sindoh Art Space. As an artist selected by the 9th SINAP, Heemin Chung has been working on pictorially realizing abstract and human-driven needs such as love and dreams using digital images as material. In this exhibition, there is much anticipation for the new works showcasing familiar objects and landscapes suitable to anyone's leisure pace while taking a pleasant stroll around the studio.
Heemin Chung Solo Exhibition <How Do We Get Lost in the Forest>
As the third exhibition of artists selected by the 9th Sindoh Artist Support Program (SINAP), Heemin Chung's solo exhibition was organized. The artist has captured the points where the new senses of the digital age filled with overflowing images meet, collide, and deviate from the traditional and fixed-screen painting medium. In this exhibition, she presents the new works showcasing familiar objects and landscapes suitable to anyone's leisure pace while taking a pleasant stroll around the studio.
Heemin Chung observes how individuals exist in the metaphysical events caused by technology and pay interest to be reveal on the flat surface the problems of self-identity in technology-mediated society, the experience of spatiotemporal inconsistencies provided by the screen, and digitally extreme emotions. Through the process of re-exploring the conventional objects of paintings, such as landscapes and still lifes, within the context of the contemporary visual environment, and the non-traditional formative method of modeling traditional materials for pictorial expressions on the surface, she figuratively approaches the changed sense of existence and asks about the meaning of images and matter.
In this exhibition, she connects meditative moments encountered while walking around the studio with material experiments, looks at the body's senses and emotional issues surrounding virtual reality, and examines the sense of delayed time in the moment of gazing close to the object. The studies, which include the material experiments that model the medium in various ways on the printing techniques and surface, reveal the artist's formative training process that breaks away from the familiar sense of the body, time limit and path, and the logic of causality. The objects covered and revealed by the layered acrylic body guide the viewer to another contemplation, creating small cracks in the current stalemate.