b. 1979

Jihyun Boo Biography

Artist BOO Jihyun (b.1979, Korea) graduated from the Department of Fine Art at Jeju National University, and received her M.F.A. in media print from the Graduate School of Design & Art at Sungshin Women’s University. Born in Jeju, installation artist BOO Jihyun gained the attention of the art world when she began using junk fishing lamps as her main medium in 2007. In the dark night, fish in the sea such as mackerel, hairtail, and squid see the light of these fishing lamps and gather around them. BOO uses fishing lamps that have reached the end of their life and are unable to light up any further to create installation works. The dreamlike, mysterious atmosphere evoked by her works awakens new aesthetic sense in the viewer.

Jihyun Boo Featured Artworks

Net-Being by Jihyun Boo contemporary artwork sculpture
Jihyun Boo Net-Being, 2019 480 Discarded fishing lamps, LED, salt, mirrors
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Net-Being by Jihyun Boo contemporary artwork sculpture
Jihyun Boo Net-Being, 2019 37 Discarded fishing lamps, LED
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Net-Being by Jihyun Boo contemporary artwork sculpture
Jihyun Boo Net-Being, 2020 31 Discarded fishing lamps, LED, stainless steel
84 x 125 x 200 cm
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Net-Being by Jihyun Boo contemporary artwork sculpture
Jihyun Boo Net-Being, 2019 Discarded fishing lamps, LED, size variable
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Jihyun Boo Recent Exhibitions

Jihyun Boo Represented By

Arario Gallery contemporary art gallery in Seoul, South Korea Arario Gallery Cheonan, Seoul, Shanghai
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