Hejum Bä approaches the traditional concept and medium of abstract painting with an alternative system of reflection. She combines motility, strong color relationships, and elements of language with abstract behavior in her work. In order to reveal the 'mobile image' in painting, Bä started by deconstructing scenes from her self-produced videos and rearranging them as paintings. Moving forward, Bä then transformed her work into explorations of motility using the properties and elements found within the canvas. In previous works, rather than the realistic rendering of the subject, Bä focused on the allegorical implication of how the colored surfaces can move structurally and be mobile through the confrontation of color. Bä questioned the perspective with which we recognize color surfaces in painting while presenting a resemblant subject, and showed a distancing from that. Perhaps the artist's perspective, identifying the difference that appears when facing an already familiar subject in painting, may be reflected in her work.Read More
Hejum Bä (b. 1987) received her BFA in Painting and Printmaking at Ewha Womans University. After attending Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, she is now completing studies at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. In 2021 she has opened solo exhibitions at Kumho Museum of Art and SeMA Storage, respectively, with another at OCI Museum of Art in 2018. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at Whistle, DOOSAN Gallery, Hakgojae Gallery, HITE Collection, and more.
Text courtesy Whistle.