Hyejin Jo's work begins with her observation on everyday 'objects,' and then expands to discovering and analyzing the social phenomenon that lies in it. Mainly focused on the personal narratives that come from objects or the background of the origin of the objects, She contemplates on the attitude and role of the artist. Jo structuralizes and documents the series of conventions and life patterns that are taken for granted in our society, through exhaustive and analytic research. She reads the social phenomena through multiple angles, such as by tracing utility model documents of an object and finding out its genealogy and cause-and-effect relationship, or analyzing the mass production system that determines the shape of the object. This is visualized not only through flat works like drawings of the object, but in various forms such as their three-dimensional renderings through sculpture, and installation works that create new connections between objects. The composed and refined works and artistic attitude of the artist persuades the viewer to look, in various angles, at the social and cultural phenomena hitherto unperceived.Read More
this text is from the catalogue of exhibition by DOOSAN ART LAB, 2017
Text courtesy Space Willing N Dealing.