October Exhibit: Taesook Jung
I chose the Peony that symbolizes me as an individual. Also the Peony has been used as symbol of richness, wealth, and honor in Asian Art history. Those are overlapping in my works.
My aesthetic process focuses on the unity of nature and the human experience. Derived from East Asian philosophy, this is deeply ingrained into that culture.
What sustains the life? I have witnessed the fact that nature can survive in extremely harsh conditions, almost dying, yet still eventually blossom filled with life. This is my fundamental interest of art, vigorous energy.
Moreover, I want to connect this vigorous life and beauty. The big question to me was, how can I visualize this abstract concept in my art?
In the Peonies, I looked for the aesthetic points from its color, form, texture and vividness. The vigorous details smears every part of each and every point. I focused on the soothing qualities, the colors, and the grandeur blossom as a whole. It makes me engulf in their appearances, which I feel a strong vibe of vigorous energy.
I want to share this experience with audiences, which are that I wish my aesthetic energy fully blossoms in my life and audiences wish their life will be blossomed like the symbol of Peony.
Jung was born in South Korea in 1971. She is a Korean American professional visual artist who highlights the unity of nature and human experience through profound colors and energetic brush strokes. Her works have been exhibited in Korea and the U.S.