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Jang Jaemin: Owl's Forest

부엉이 숲

Jaemin Jang 장재민

Hakgojae Gallery Gallery Space 1
학고재 본관
50 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 삼청로 50
14 Oct 2020 - 15 Nov 2020
Jang Jaemin’s paintings are like tranquility at the moment heavy rain subsides. Clearing away the damp atmosphere, I recall the movement of sight proceeding towards the object. The persistently gazing eyes, shifting directions every moment, an obstinacy to seize the vestige of the vanishing sense. Jang’s works are paintings, more in the gestural sense, rather than the name of the object itself. His picture screen does not specify an ending and ardently embrace the vestiges of physical rhythmic movements. The landscape that has gone through a filter of the body is arranged in a new order. Perspectives get disarrayed and forms, distorted. The physical and mental distance from the object endlessly gets readjusted. Each time an identity is tracked, an unknown blankness appears. The picture screen filled with boisterous brushstrokes soon becomes desolate. Here is a world where the afterimage is remembered more clearly than the original.
Source: Excerpt from “A World of Unfamiliar Gravity” by Miran Park, Curator, Exhibition Director at Hakgojae Gallery
Source: 학고재/Hakgojae
Source: 학고재/Hakgojae
Source: 학고재/Hakgojae
Source: 학고재/Hakgojae