(B. 1982, Seoul, Korea)
Yoonjin Jung produces paintings and site-specific sculptures and installations in which absence—negative space, the unseen—plays as important a role as what is actually there. “I think something invisible is more important than something visible, and we hardly notice something invisible in our daily lives,” she has said. “Without invisible elements like the air, light, water vapors, we can’t live.” Such intangible natural elements are frequent subjects of her practice, as in paintings on translucent silk or in works, often executed in pure white, that change depending on the lighting or the angle from which they are seen.
She has been awarded as a SeMA Emerging Artist at Seoul Museum of Art (South Korea), a distinguished artist at the Art Students League of New York (U.S.A.), a registered artist in the Achieve of Drawing Centre, SOMA Museum of Art (South Korea), a finalist at London Art Award, Salon Art Prize (U.K.) and E-Media Art Festival (South Korea), and took part in Vytlacil Artist-in-Residence programme in New York (U.S.A.) funded by Arts Council Korea. Currently she works and lives in London, U.K. and Seoul, South Korea.