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Artist
Zieho Yoon

Somethings are so obvious that they are not remembered without careful observation. Artist Zieho Yoon captures these everyday objects and express them through painting and sculpture. By expressing the emotions or memories from a certain space and time, she encourages viewers to recall whether they have passed by any images without even noticing. Currently, Zieho Yoon is a junior in Visual Art at Inha University.
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Artist
Zieho Yoon

Somethings are so obvious that they are not remembered without careful observation. Artist Zieho Yoon captures these everyday objects and express them through painting and sculpture. By expressing the emotions or memories from a certain space and time, she encourages viewers to recall whether they have passed by any images without even noticing. Currently, Zieho Yoon is a junior in Visual Art at Inha University.
Curatorial Essay
- Emotion and Memory -

Recently, life has rapidly changed due to an invisible virus. While most focus on the difference resulting from the body, Hyewon Yun and Zieho Yoon focus on changes taking place inside humans. As social distancing continues, many people are showing cases of depression. Society has not yet provided a solution to these emotional problems. Artist Hyewon Yun criticizes the social perception of depression in Drown (2019). Depression starts small, but grows. Society does not consider it a major problem and merely asks sufferers to get over it, without giving them time to relieve their emotions.
As viewers scroll down through the works, at some point the images disappear from sight. How do those disappeared images remain in one’s memory? Artist Zieho Yoon expresses the process by which she remembers images in the Wave series and collagraphy Untitled. While in Wave (2017), short lines are overlapped for long memory, the images in Wave (2018) are magnified to see the object from a new perspective. However, no matter how hard we try, memory will always fade, so the artist concludes by expressing the process as a memory blur through Untitled (2018). The works of Hyewon Yun and Zieho Yoon make viewers think once again about the invisible but important emotions and memories that make humans human.

Curator Seohyung Yoon
Individual Work Essay
In this exhibition, Zieho Yoon presents the Wave series and collagraphy Untitled. Although the materials and forms are different, all four works capture memories that pass by in everyday life. First, in the Wave series, the artist reveals how she remembers images and composes themes into an artwork. The sea consists of countless waves, but when the waves pass by one will never see the same sea again. Therefore, in Wave (2017) the artist expresses her memory of watching the sea at a certain time and space by short lines. She intentionally excludes colors and repeatedly uses short lines because she wanted the audience to focus on how she remembered the waves. This method is similar to how the artist remembers her daily life. Yoon writes in a short diary about unique perspective she has experienced that day and these ideas become the foundation of her work. Just as the one-sentence diaries stack up to become the artist’s original viewpoint of her artwork, she draws short lines repeatedly until the form of a tide. Therefore, by the depth of the accumulated lines, the artist compares her inner self to the sea.
In Wave (2018), the artist also reveals a new perspective. As with the previous work, the short lines are repeated, but the colors of the background and lines are reversed, and the images she depicts are enlarged. By drawing white lines on black paper, the white lines seem to depict the bubbles of the waves. Furthermore, if the previous artwork depicted images of waves on a wider scale, here she magnifies part of the waves, which shows an image different from everyday waves. Viewers now question what they are seeing, as it is an image that is rather hard to clearly define. As the artist zooms in on an image, she asks viewers whether they had the chance of seeing an ordinary object in a different perspective.
In Untitled(2018), the artist emphasizes the concept of memory and lines. Untitled (2018) forms a memory by overlapping lines similar to Wave. However, the longer lines in this print leads deeper inside. If a dream-like figure appeared in the enlarged image of Wave (2018), this work reveals an image close to unconsciousness. Even though fragmented memories gather to form a view point, the ideas are bound to blur over time. Images that people pass by without much interest will be located somewhere in memory, since they have been seen, but the colors will be faded and the forms will be disintegrated, like Untitled. Therefore, Zieho Yoon encourages viewers to rethink about their vision and memories through these four works.

Curator Seohyung Yoon