2023. 6. 07 - 8. 05 | [GALLERIES] GALLERY PALZO
Gallery Palzo Daegu will hold a solo exhibition of Byeonghyeon Jeong from June 7 to August 5, 2023 As the title of this exhibition, ‘Ambiguous Inclination,’ suggests, the new works contain a sense of ambiguity in the relationship between the lines and geometric images on the artwork. This is an extension of the way he wanted to accommodate imperfections in regular and irregular relationships that appeared in his earlier works, and it is presented in a more intuitive manner. Hanji, the material with tolerance, is ripped off with a tattoo needle to reveal the colors hidden in it.
Beauty from Embracement
He has been developing his own abstract language(inner necessity) by repeating to spray and paint with pigments on Korean paper-5 sheets overlapped HANJI-over and over again, and then to rip them (colors) off with a tattoo needle (one to triple). He expresses formative elements in basic forms and colors as an abstract artist. Jeong’s work process in search of the essentials of art went through new attempts such as technical exploration and search for skillful use of tattoo needles on HANJI along with philosophical thoughts, and now he is almost at the unity stage of the ego and the outside world. His work is so unique and sophisticated that it is difficult to
notice the way he works without explanation even if look closely and closely.
Ambiguous Inclination – 23001, 2023, Pigment on Hanji, attached to wood panel, ripped off by using tattoo needle, 162 X 130cm
His work is to inflict countless violence on HANJI with needles, but the dense and myriad of textures of it completely accept the violence of needles and reveal it as soft fluff. The strength and tenderness of HANJI, which endures all processes, reminds his mother, and this is the reason he chose HANJI. Tattoos are carving, but in his work, he tries to reveal the colors (his mind) contained in HANJI. Tattoo is the act of engraving, but in his work, on the contrary, he tries to reveal the color (the artist’s mind) inherent in Korean paper. In this way, the matière of Hanji (Ohapji) fully embraces the purity and intensity of the pigment, and is an internal expression that emerges from the artist’s intuitive sensibility.
Ambiguous Inclination – 23002, 2023, Pigment on Hanji, attached to wood panel, ripped off by using tattoo needle, 162 X 130cm
The concept that he is trying to develop in the way of Korean Hanji and tattoo needle is human imperfections. In order to prove it, he creates regular (removing method) and irregular (painting of the base work) patterns in the process of making the work, which also causes optical illusions. He says, “This is a form of accepting conflict arising from incompleteness rather than longing for completeness of life, and this production process can be compared to the journey of life, and we want to look back on human lives and express new search.
Ambiguous Inclination – 23005, 2023, Pigment on Hanji, attached to wood panel, ripped off by using tattoo needle, 162 X 130cm
Recently, his works express the formative elements in minimal basic shapes and colors and represent geometrical abstract paintings by unraveling them with formative principles. This is on the continuation of the form that accepted human imperfection shown in his previous works, and it expresses both simplicity and complexity at once. As this, he expresses by maximizing intuitive emotions and inner necessities by unraveling sensibility and rationality in a type of mediation rather than a confrontation.
As the title of this exhibition ‘ambiguous Inclination’ suggests, the new works on contain sense of ambiguity in the relationship between the lines and geometric images on the work.
2F, 145-3, Yonghak-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu, 42216 Republic of Korea