b. 1986, South Korea

Hyejin Jo Biography

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.

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this text is from the catalogue of exhibition by DOOSAN ART LAB, 2017

Text courtesy Space Willing N Dealing.

Hyejin Jo Featured Artworks

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필사를 위한 형태 by Hyejin Jo contemporary artwork installation, mixed media
Hyejin Jo 필사를 위한 형태, 2021 나왕, 석고, 점토, 백상지 등 혼합재료
75 x 150 x 106 cm
Space Willing N Dealing Contact Gallery
이주하는 서체 by Hyejin Jo contemporary artwork works on paper, textile
Hyejin Jo 이주하는 서체, 2021 한글 글꼴 11,172자, 종이에 출력
51.5 x 36.4 cm
Space Willing N Dealing Contact Gallery
워크숍 형태 by Hyejin Jo contemporary artwork sculpture, mixed media
Hyejin Jo 워크숍 형태, 2018 워크숍을 위해 제작한 글자 모음 책
14 x 3.5 x 17 cm
Space Willing N Dealing Contact Gallery
가장 예쁜 꽃 by Hyejin Jo contemporary artwork moving image
Hyejin Jo 가장 예쁜 꽃, 2021 single channel video
Space Willing N Dealing Contact Gallery
Prior Art Records_Reading Form by Hyejin Jo contemporary artwork works on paper
Hyejin Jo Prior Art Records_Reading Form, 2017 Pen drawing on paper, A4 booklet
29.7 x 21 cm
ONE AND J. Gallery Contact Gallery
A Usable Tree by Hyejin Jo contemporary artwork installation
Hyejin Jo A Usable Tree, 2015 Tropical plants carved into lumbers
ONE AND J. Gallery Contact Gallery
Structures by Hyejin Jo contemporary artwork installation
Hyejin Jo Structures, 2017 Epoxy resin on paper, mixed media
ONE AND J. Gallery Contact Gallery

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