Jeong Hyun Sook

1956 · Republic of Korea

Artist biography

Jeong Hyun Sook is an established contemporary artist, who was born in the the Republic of Korea, like other celebrated artists such as Minjung Kim, Heeseop Yoon, ​Hyegyeong Choi, Kim Chun Hwan, and Tim Lee. Jeong Hyun Sook was born in 1956.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jeong Hyun Sook is represented by Blank Space in New York, the United States. Jeong Hyun Sook's work has most recently been exhibited at Blank Space in New York (22 July 2019 until 14 September 2019) with the exhibition Elemental Abstractions.

Further Biographical Context for Jeong Hyun Sook

Born in 1956, Jeong Hyun Sook grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to evolve and reinforce itself, as a response to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art emerged by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, especially in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the dominant artistic figures of the 1960s remained greatly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, secured his status as a legendary artist, by branching out into film and magazine publishing, thus instituting a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such fame. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who showed a strong interest in the European philosophy of phenomenology, associated with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the frontiers between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they aimed to give life to artworks that would emphasize the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Jeong Hyun Sook

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