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Born in 1965 in Onyang, South Korea. She lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.Read More
Yoon's father ran a gallery for traditional East Asian ink painting. In 1995, she moved to Europe and studied at the Kunstakademie (Academy of Art) in Münster in 1996. From 1997 to 2001, she was a student at the Kunstakademie (Academy of Art) in Düsseldorf, and she earned a master's degree at the Chelsea College of Art in London 2004–2005. She has earned numerous grants, including from the Kunststiftung NRW in Düsseldorf, the DAAD Berlin Artists-in-Residence Program, and a travel grant for London from the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen in Düsseldorf.
At first glance, the paintings by Jongsuk Yoon seem to belong to the tradition of Abstract Expressionism. While Jongsuk Yoon is indeed familiar with the paradigms of European and American modernism, thanks to her studies at the academies of art in Münster and Düsseldorf, she is also influenced by the traditions of her home country and by an Asian sense of form, especially regarding Asian landscape painting and its specific two-dimensionality. Yoon's paintings evolve in a process guided by meditation and concentration. Her subdued colours and frequent changes in perspective, with their suggested landscape elements and gestures reminiscent of calligraphy, create a balance between Western and East Asian painting traditions without one outweighing the other. Despite her animated painting style, we sense a great slowness, something quiet and trans-personal that avoids all drama and remains open to the unexpected. Yoon describes her painting process as a kind of 'communication between the painting and me... My ideas take shape on the canvas while I am painting. I do not yet have the finished image in my head. In a way, it's the painting telling me what to do." This "web of relationships' creates paintings that are Mind Landscapes (the title of her solo exhibition at the Museum Kurhaus Kleve) oscillating between disparate worlds full of poetry. They become pictorial metaphors fluctuating between dream and reality.
Selected solo exhibitions: Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden (2020), Gang San, Wall Painting, Art Sonje Center, Seoul (2018), Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany (2017); Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany (2015); Kunstverein Lippstadt and Parkhaus im Malkastenpark, Düsseldorf, Germany (2015); Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany (2012); Städtische Galerie Iserlohn, Germany (2004); Kunstverein Heidelberg, Germany (2004), and iaab Merian Stiftung in Basel , Switzerland (2004). Selected group exhibition: Polke und die Folgen, Akademie-Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany (2019), Irony and Idealism, Kunsthalle Münster, Germany (2018), Das Glück der Erde, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany (2017), Idealism and Irony, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Südkorea (2017), Perron-Kunstpreis, Kunsthaus Frankenthal (2016), Über Schönheit, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2005), Ernst Schering Foundation Art Award, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (2005), A Grain of Dust A Drop of Water, 5th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (2004), 1+3+4, iaab Merian Stiftung, Basel (2004), The Beauty, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul (2003), UBS Artaward, UBS Bank, Frankfurt/Main (2001).
Her works can be found in many public collections, including Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf; the Zabludowicz Collection, London; Sprengel Museum Hannover, and Museum Ostwall, Dortmund.
Text courtesy Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder.
ALICE ATTIE KARIN SANDER JONGSUK YOON January 12–March 3, 2018 The ink drawings by ALICE ATTIE (born in 1950, in New York City, where she lives and works) involve the minuscule. They often explore the territory between writing and drawing, where the two overlap. Her drawings are meditations in ink that allow tiny marks to accumulate over...
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