News of a solo show by Hyesoo You, whose work was included in this year’s Sasapari exhibition. The gallery is in the basement of a Hackney creperie. Have a snack while you’re there.
Fell on Good Soil
6 – 26 April 2012
Gallery du Monde, 51 Chatsworth Road, London E5 0LH [Map]
+44 (0) 20 8525 5735
Hyesoo was born in a small town called Cheonan, in her childhood memory Cheonan had vast fields and rich forests. As she grew up she witnessed new buildings and tube lines claiming landscapes which caused rapid changes in the environment and people＇s living customs. This surreal experience later influenced her curiosity and drew her attention to various urban landscapes in cities and stories behind them.
Hyesoo＇s art practice is concerned with the abstract voice of everyday objects, furniture, urban landscape, architecture, and how these elements express the cultural and historical backgrounds of their origin.
In her work, Hyesoo brings out nostalgia marked by its ongoing utopian dream, reviewing the “future of the past”.
Her work is influenced by Memphis furniture and the Art Deco movement. Hyesoo＇s biggest influence is Constructivist architecture in Russia between the 20’s and 50’s. It is this ambitious urban landscape, this ＇utopian dream＇, that established the birth of Communism. She seeks the practical impact on urban environment by social movement, this is crucial in informing her work.
Each title of her works represents the status of her mind and faith in God. Hyesoo became a Christian and accepted Jesus Christ as her saviour in 2009, Jesus helped her to find hope and value in her life, this became the turning point of her career as an artist. When word of God fell on good soil, it yields fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some a hundred.
Hyesoo You received her BA in 2009 from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, she is currently studying her MA at Chelsea College of Art and Design and has been awarded the Cecil Lewis Sculpture Scholarship.