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You Hyeonkyeong

You Hyeonkyeong's figures and landscapes do not fill the canvas with traces of brushstrokes and colors, but rather empty them upside down. Instead of drawing, she scribbles the brush and digs it out. An empty, empty, dry air flows. The dramatic situation that triggers and shakes emotions is dismantled into loose relationships and appears as an image of a character divided into a sense of speed that is closer to a trace rather than an expression. People always take other people into consideration and value the relationships, but few artists abandon relationships one by one in the course of their lives and gradually move toward one extreme relationship. Finally, they move to the time of ‘existence’ that forgets the relationship in the relationship-oriented work. As the amount of time the artist spends directly facing oneself without any mediation increases, the creations deviate from the ordinary and the universal, intuiting special and unusual moments, and vomit out something unique to the artist. The images by the artist You Hyeonkyeong are the shadows of existence that become an impossible challenge because they have been there from the beginning.

You Hyeonkyeong (b.1985) 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 My pain gives you a warm, gallery sein, Seoul, Korea

2018 New Days, Spacemom museum of art, Cheongjoo, Korea

2017 No place to go 2, Woosuk gallery, Seoul national university, Seoul, Korea

2016 No place to go, Doosan gallery, New York, USA

2012 Lying, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2011 It’s my fault, OCI Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2010 I don’t know well, Gallery LVS, Seoul, Korea

2009 Painter and model, Hadongchul Scholarship exhibition, Woosuk Hall, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

2009 Sonata of desire, SeMA Seoul Museum of Art supporting program, Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Figure/Landscape, amc lab, Seoul, Korea

2018 Portrait of a lady, Opera Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2018 Face to face, Soda Museum, Hwasung, Korea

2018 h/er, Ligak Museum of Art, Cheonan, Korea

2017 PROLOGUE 2017, Makeshop Art Space, Paju, Korea

2016 Painterly, unpainterly, Gallery Kiche, Seoul, Korea

2015 Cold fact, Chosun University Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea

2015 Six Senses, OCI Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2014 Spectators, Doosan gallery, Seoul, Korea

2013 A Panorama of Figures, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Wanju, Korea

2013 New Visions New Voices 2013, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

2012 Woman+Body, Kepco Artcenter gallery, Seoul Korea

2011 A Brushstroke, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2010 Hue & Deep, Woosuk Hall, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

2010 Wild thinking, Artzio Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2010 Intuition, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2010 Ilhyun Travel Grant Recipients, Ilhyun Museum, Gangnam Eulji Hospital, Seoul, Korea

2010 SeogyoSixty 2010: The Imaginary Archive-gaze of 120, Gallery Sangsangmadang, Seoul, Korea

2009 Eastern evils, Doosan gallery, Seoul, Korea

2009 Ilhyun Travel Grant, Student artist supporting program, Ilhyun Museum, Yangyang, Korea

2009  [ ! ] Exclamation, Kaywon School of Art & Design Gallery 27, Uiwang, Korea

2009 Principle of having affairs run by a select few, Gallery Young, Seoul, Korea

2009 Excellent Graduation Exhibition, Dongduk Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2008 Slipped colors, Shinhan Gallery, Seoul, Korea


Residency Programs

2018 Makeshop art space, Paju, Korea

2016 Doosan residency, New York, USA

2014 Rote Fabrik, Zürich, Switzerland

2011 Schloss Plüschow, Plüschow, Germany


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