songe Yoon
Medium: Painting

Studio Location:
2840 jackson ave, lic, ny11101 - Studio# 16f



Artist Bio:

Mar/ 2012 Art interview 28th international competition second place, Germany
Jan/ 2012 Art interview 26th international competition Third place, Germany
Nov/ 2011 Art interview 25th honorable mention, Germany
Feb/ 2011 KOREA Revolutionary Korean award offered by Sports Chosun Daily

<solo exhibition>
Sep/ 2017 Lee's gallery, Not be seen, Busan
May/ 2014 NewYorkminded, Essence, New York
Feb/ 2012 soul art space, Busan
Sep/ 2010 Christinagallery, Mobius strip, Busan
Aug/ 2010 Puriartgallery, Mobius strip, Jakarta
Mar/ 2010 Mailbox, song e code, Seoul
Nov/ 2009 Daejeon City municipal Museum, Total Eclipse, Daejeon City
Nov/ 2008 Topohouse 'Night time climbing', Seoul
Jul / 2007 Guerilla performance 'Confront' Busan, Tokyo

<Group exhibition>
May/2018 Asia art festival, Changwon
Nov/2015 Community Art Project, New York
Oct/ 2014 Community Art Project, New York
Dec/ 2013 God saves Queens, Miami
Sep/ 2013 Open studio ARPNY, New York
Sep/ 2013 Yeagam art gallery, New York
Aug/ 2013 '1010' Hutchins Gallery LIU, New York
May/ 2012 'The Secret' Arco Gallery , Seoul
Feb/ 2012 'The Secret' Gwangjoo City municipal Museum, Gwangjoo
Dec/ 2011 ASL gallery, New York
Nov/ 2011 Yeagam art gallery, New York
Sep/ 2011 'The Secret' Busan City municipal Museum, Busan
May/ 2008 Kopas 'Art party in the house' Auction performance, Seoul
Nov/ 2007 The Festival of Korean Experimental Arts (gallery Yogiga), Seoul
Aug/ 2007 Art space Min dul le <Lie in your teeth>, Busan
Aug/ 2007 Soul art space <Sea Monster>, Busan

Artist Statement:
<artist statement>
My art has three elements zeitlichkeit, extensity and materiality. These elements explain the principles of the universe. My work embodies tension between the human and the natural, influence of gravity in our lives and natural energy.

Zeitlichkeit is material and is part of human history. Everyone takes an equal amount of time. The clock is ticking and time is fleeting. I show progress and continuity through installation, color dripping from top to bottom or flowing over a bowl. Liqud color flows between layers of an art work. The trace expresses its history. Time and materials are not discrete objects; they overlap and coexist.

Extensity is influenced by gravity. My philosophy can be found in the heavenly and earthly, male and female, or principles of nature. My work is painted with air and wind, and dried in different temperature. I wake up with a feeling of special sound and light. I show this as a continuum in space. This continuum expresses physical and psychological events in the universe like Cosmos and chaos. People experience the profound and mysterious power of nature in the space.

I express materiality through color. I use brilliant fluorescent tones in my painting based on the five traditional Korean colors: red, yellow, blue, black, and white. These also represent one of the directions of the Korean zodiac, and through them, I express the energy of the universe. They symbolize the heavenly and the earthly, male and female, and harmony and continuity of Zeitlichkeit, extensity, and materiality.

In our world, every substance falls from top to bottom. Every material has a critical point, and if it passes that point, the material changes shape due to the sheer lack of cohesiveness. My work shows the tension between humanity and nature in our everyday lives. We live within the enormous power of nature.

All images and text copyright songe Yoon