THE PRECISION OF A WORLD AT THE BORDERS OF REALITY
Discover the rich imagination of Min Jung-Yeon, whose world combines architectural representations, living beings, and hybrid abstract forms.
The artist’s work is an encounter between a real-irreal world and the mastery of graphic technique. Organic forms and imaginary motifs invade a landscape that seems almost familiar to the spectator. These monstrous nebulae reflect bodies, cells, and clouds… The artist is heavily influenced by the world of video games. Her drawings are the representation of chaos: sometimes pacifistic, sometimes explosive. Architectural elements or humans allow the scale to be defined. They highlight the infinite smallness of our world in relation to the infinite vastness of the cosmos to which it belongs. Her technical precision makes the illusion of reality of her invented worlds possible.
Min Jung-Yeon was born in 1979 in South Korea. She studied art at Hongick University in Seoul then at the Beaux-Arts in Paris, where she now lives and works. Asking My Shoes Which Way to Go is her first exhibition at a museum. She is invited within the framework of the third edition of the Prix des Partenaires [Partners’ Prize]. The Museum awards this Prize annually to an emerging artist, thanks to the support of their patrons.
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Min Jung-Yeon, Demander le chemin à mes chaussures
Texts by Philippe Piguet and Olivia Sand. Published in French - English. Éditions Silvana Editoriale. ISBN 9788836624058. 64 pages. Price: 12 euros.
‘If something doesn’t exist, I bring it to life in my imagination, by working on perspectives, and it becomes rational in a certain sense.’Min Jung Yeon, excerpt from the interview with Olivia Sand, exhibition catalogue
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