Suzanne Song explores 'space' as a nonmaterial being and a conceptual object. Once she specifically constructs a place in her conceptual territory and alters them into targets of representation, she develops her painting and installation with restrained lines and colors. Transfiguring the two-dimensional into the multi-dimensional state within her abstract paintings in geometric forms, Song has sought to investigate the notion of duality that derives from the niche between cognition and reality. To trigger continual interaction of the figurative factors, Song applies diverse visual approaches that underline media's physical traits, including Trompe-l'oeil.Read More
Song achieves her delicate aesthetics by playing variations of the fundamentals of painting—colors, textures, and shapes. These formative features occupying a canvas with a balanced formation enhance the tense dynamics between space and space, lines and faces, and verticals and horizontals. Her atypical canvas series is an outcome of her commitment to separating vacant spaces in her works and shifting them into a new form of sense over several years. Her recent series, emphasizing minimalistic sides along with the rigidity of geometry in a sophisticated attitude, carefully projects light and color onto the space of a canvas. Keeping her position on an interface where the borderline of the interior and exterior and the real and fiction is uncertain, Song addresses a question about the relationship between what art attempts to manifest and the actual world rather than being satisfied with the institutional definition of painting.
Suzanne Song lives and works in New York, USA. She has received the BFA from Clemson University and the MFA from Yale School of Art at Yale University. Song has presented her work at The Drawing Center, New York; Doosan Gallery, New York. Her recognitions include the Smack Mellon Studio Fellowship, George R. Bunker Award (Yale University), and the New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship.
Text courtesy Gallery Baton.