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‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum Ocula Report ‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum 19 Jul 2019 : Penny Liu for Ocula

An Opera for Animals was first staged at Para Site in Hong Kong between 23 March and 2 June 2019, with works by over 48 artists and collectives that use opera as a metaphor for modes of contemporary, cross-disciplinary art-making. The exhibition's second iteration takes up a large portion of the Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) in Shanghai (22 June–25...

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Mandy El-Sayegh: Productive Ambiguity Ocula Conversation Mandy El-Sayegh: Productive Ambiguity

Moving across installation, painting, drawing, and writing, Malaysia-born and London-based artist Mandy El-Sayegh explores the political, social, and economic complexities of humanity, using a mosaic of information—from advertising slogans and pornographic imagery to newspaper articles—that she subjects to processes of layering,...

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Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House Ocula Report Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House 5 Jul 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Get Up Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House in London (12 June–15 September 2019) surveys more than half a century of black creativity in Britain and beyond across the fields of art, film, photography, music, design, fashion, and literature.Curated by Zak Ové, works by approximately 100 intergenerational black...

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Jin Meyerson

b. 1972, South Korea

Jin Meyerson is an American abstract painter who is currently based in Seoul and Hong Kong. He creates highly detailed and heavily distorted process-driven oil paintings, composed of images gathered from multiple sources—movies, television news, sports channels, advertisements, computer graphics, books and magazines—that mirror the overwhelming barrage of visual information provided by urban life.

Born in Incheon City, Korea, in 1972, Meyerson was adopted by a Jewish-Swedish couple from rural Minnesota at four years of age and raised in the Midwest. He received his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1995 and graduated with an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts two years later.

In the painting Broadacre (2013–14), Meyerson depicts a densely populated street in a chaotic, dystopian Hong Kong, its buildings stacked on top of each other and overgrown mossy tree branches wedged between them. The megalopolis featured again as an inspiration for the paintings in his solo show No Rest for the Wicked at Perrotin, Hong Kong, in 2013, including Untitled (Four Seasons) (2013) which features dishevelled hotel room sheets from his sleepless first night in the city.

Central Connection (2014), The Air We Breathe (2015) and Japantown (2016) are all psychedelic images of expansive industrial landscapes. Their impossibly curved metal walkways and factory pipes are created by Meyerson's highly physical method of production, in which he takes his source images and stretches, layers, or recolours them using a computer or manually twists and scans them. Meyerson then recreates the dizzying, marbled effects in oil on canvas, producing complex multi-dimensional pieces that breathe life into our crowded modern cities.

In 2004, Meyerson held his first solo show—More than You Want, Less than You Need—at New York's LFL Gallery. He moved to Paris two years later and lived there until 2010, at which time he traveled to Changdong, Seoul, for a residency sponsored by the National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea. Since then, Meyerson has been based in various areas of Asia and has featured the region's cities and their relentless pace and impressive architecture throughout his work.

Meyerson's work is held in numerous public and private collections including the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York; Saatchi Gallery, London; Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels; Dean Valentine, Los Angeles; Jerry Speyer Family Collection, New York; Yuz Foundation, Jakarta; and the Taguchi Art Collection, Japan. Selected solo shows include Accidental Tourist, Perrotin, Paris (2006); Progress is No Longer a Guarantee, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin (2007); Rare Earth, Yuz Foundation, Jakarta (2011); Endless Frontier 2, Hakgojae Gallery, Shanghai (2014); Nowadays, nca | nichido contemporary art, Tokyo (2015); and A Nexus of Art and Architecture, 520 West 28th Street, New York (2017).

Genista Jurgens | Ocula | 2018
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Featured Artworks

The Evolution of Perception 2 by Jin Meyerson contemporary artwork
Jin MeyersonThe Evolution of Perception 2, 2018 Oil on canvas
100 x 141 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
Continents Between Us by Jin Meyerson contemporary artwork
Jin MeyersonContinents Between Us, 2018 Oil on canvas
150 x 195.5 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
Origin 起源 by Jin Meyerson contemporary artwork
Jin MeyersonOrigin 起源, 2018 Oil and rice paper tape on Hanji panel
45.5 x 53 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
Confession 自白 by Jin Meyerson contemporary artwork
Jin MeyersonConfession 自白, 2018 Oil and rice paper tape on Hanji panel
45.5 x 53 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
Sanctuary 聖殿 by Jin Meyerson contemporary artwork
Jin MeyersonSanctuary 聖殿, 2018 Oil on canvas
100 x 178 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries
Resonance of Resurrection by Jin Meyerson contemporary artwork
Jin MeyersonResonance of Resurrection, 2018 Oil on canvas
100 x 178 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Jin Meyerson, Before the Beginning and After the End at Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong
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22 November 2018–3 January 2019 Jin Meyerson Before the Beginning and After the End Pearl Lam Galleries, Pedder Street, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Dystopian Forms at Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong
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27 August–10 September 2018 Group Exhibition Dystopian Forms Pearl Lam Galleries, H Queen's, Hong Kong

In Related Press

Jin Meyerson Related Press Jin Meyerson Artomity : 30 December 2018

Before the Beginning and After the End at Pearl Lam Galleries is a culmination of what Jin Meyerson describes as his "greatest hits and misses", comparable to a rock star compiling their chart toppers alongside little-known B-sides. Spanning seven years, they contain hints at his accumulated perspective and the defining experiences of his...

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Jin Meyerson: “Don’t Lose Track of Why You Started” Related Press Jin Meyerson: “Don’t Lose Track of Why You Started” the Artling : 9 November 2018

Looking at Jin Meyerson's work from a distance, words 'complex', 'psychedelic', and 'warped' come to mind. Get a little closer and you begin to comprehend the sheer talent, discipline and patience one may only slowly acquire through a life of upheavals. Working primarily with oil on canvas, Meyerson constantly works on multiple pieces at once, with...

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In Video & Audio

Jin Meyerson: 'You Want to Find Out Something About Yourself' Related Video & Audio Jin Meyerson: 'You Want to Find Out Something About Yourself' Christie's : 26 October 2018

The Korean-American artist Jin Meyerson talks about how returning to South Korea saved him from a creative crisis.

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