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Unsettling Afternoon

Yun Jung Chun collects her ‘thoughts and emotions’ with her drooling activity in daily lives. The artist has been putting lines at the center of her work from Wall drawing using such as line tapes, pen to small art works. Unsettling Afternoon will shed light on artwork of Chun who has pushed the horizon of drawing with her various ways of expression and focused on emotions that are arising within people, society and relations.

The title of the exhibition, Unsettling Afternoon came from a Park Wansuh’s novel; Dong-A ilbo newspaper issued the episodes and it was published as a book in 1977. Three sisters in the story represent us whose fantasies that we are dream of and reality differ. The story criticizes the materialistic world and customs and reveals false desires through main characters and people surrounding them and description of 1970’s society.

Jacques Lacan, a French Philosopher and psychoanalyst, has distinguished desire from biological needs and conceptualized it in a linguistic level. He said our desire can never be satisfied as it appears after the imaginary and is in constant changes. Desire may seem like solely expressing our own intention. However, it is about getting recognition from others. That means, our desire which is formed by others inevitably brings ‘isolation’ as a result.

Chun explores human’s desire and uses unusual materials such as ‘line tapes’ to visualize symbols that lay in between consciousness and sub consciousness. 0.2cm of thin line tapes which show ourselves who are living in the world where emotions expand, are connected and are expanding endlessly while making clusters. As a way of showing visual impulse and control of emotions, the artist has achieved balance and weight in the entire canvas. Chromatic color was excluded and black was the only color that was used to maximize the expression of restricted emotions. What she has tried in the work shows entangled and complex emotions within us and their emotional arrangement indirectly projects the artist’s intention.

Unsettling Afternoon presents new works of the artist which are the essence of her formative exploration. Apophenia (2019) series are one of sequence of drawings that used the same method. ‘Apophenia’ is a phycology term which means persistent desire of human being to mistakenly perceive connections and meaning between unrelated things and believe them. Dense lines consist with tapes and pen are combined with one another, making a screen with accumulated black lines that show delicate density. Lines that are made with taping work help to show object abstractly and at the same time they continue endlessly on canvas as the artist moves along unconsciously.

The artist has been experimenting in various ways to perfect her technique and achieve higher levels in art as she tries to integrate science and art and cross different areas. Black Hair Rapunzel (2019) is participatory art using AR technology in two-dimension work. Encountering the artist world where she desires unsuppressed freedom and going beyond limited space, it presents limitlessness with expanded space created by the cross work of real and virtual worlds. When the audience watch the work with smartphones and tablet PC, lines that are locked inside of the frame will expand everywhere and the audience will be able to enjoy ‘on-going’ art work, not a completed one.

Yun Jung Chun studied Fine Arts(BA) and Plastic Arts(MA) at Seoul Women’s University. Chun’s solo exhibitions include The 63 Art Gallery, Seoul (2018); Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul (2018), Art Center at Deajeon Museum of Art. The artist has participated in various group exhibitions and projects. She was an artist in residency at SOMA drawing center in 2006; Kumho Art Studio from 2008 -2010, Gyeonggi Creation Center in 2011, and Incheon Art Platform in 2012. In 2018, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture selected her for its art support project in visual art. Her works are collected by art bank and government art bank of MMCA and SOMA.

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Date

Sep 26 - Nov 29, 2019

Contact

hanwonmuseum@naver.com

Photos

Installation view of Unsettling Afternoon

Hanwon Museum of Art, Seoul

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Installation view of Unsettling Afternoon

Hanwon Museum of Art, Seoul

Artworks

Yun Jung Chun > <

Black Hair Rapunzel

Apophenia series

Deep Gloom Beneath the Stairs

Verklärte Nacht

Yun Jung Chun > <

Black Hair Rapunzel

Apophenia series

Deep Gloom Beneath the Stairs

Verklärte Nacht

Artists