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Jeong Yun-kyung in Facing Surfaces at Bosse & Baum

Jeong Yun-kyung is an artist whose work grows on you. At least, it’s been growing on me for the past few years, which is why I’m looking forward to her upcoming show near Sloane Square.

Facing Surfaces

Exhibition open 25th April – 17th May 2013
7-9 Tryon Street, London, SW3 3LG

Facing Surfaces poster

Bosse & Baum is pleased to present Facing Surfaces, an exhibition including new works by Robin von Einsiedel and Yun-Kyung Jeong. This is the second exciting exhibition, made possible through the support of 1st Asset, which will take place in the ground floor gallery space of their office at 7-9 Tryon Street.

Facing Surfaces explores the process of painting in which artists experiment with surface textures which change with light and the movement of the viewer facing the work. Through a range of media the artists explore how their work is understood through the materials they use; and the way these materials engage themselves in their surroundings, through their environment and their interaction with the viewer.

Robin von Einsiedel’s works are a series of paintings using metallic pigments and graphite powder. This gives an unstable quality of surface to the works, which change with light and the viewpoint of the viewer, creating a tension of seduction and restraint. The purpose of his exploration of these media is to give the materials that he uses prominence and to assert the radical materiality of the surface as an irreducible phenomenon. His works are based on pure experience and have no discoursive or narrative function. They are simply explorations of materials and rely on the experiential reception of the viewer.

Yun-Kyung Jeong’s works are in stark contrast to those of Robin von Einsiedel. The texture of the surface is made up of detail and intricate patterns that she repeatedly uses. The viewer engages in the work through the recognition different patterns, such as a leaf shaped pattern that signifies the earthly elements as one. In this most recent body of work the artist meticulously pursues every possible combination of the motif and plays with the optical illusion and three dimentiality of this pattern. The texture of the works are enhanced by the presentation of a narrative as her work combines both eastern and western points of interest. There are subtle hints of western Gothic architecture in the patterns; the curves of flying buttresses and barrel vaults. Her constructions have a visual similarity with natural forms, this can be seen as a meeting point or collision of eastern and western values.


Robin von Einsiedel (born in London), completed his BA (Hons) in Fine Art at University College, Falmouth. He is currently studying MA painting at the Royal College of Art, London. He has exhibited in numerous shows since 2008 including at the Courtuald Institute of Art, London, and the Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland. His works are held in numerous private collections in the UK.

Yun-Kyung Jeong (born in Korea) is a graduate of Ewha University, Seoul, the Slade School of Fine Art and Goldsmiths. Solo exhibitions include Axonometric, Sumarria Lunn, London (2011). Jeong has exhibited in group shows including the Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries in London, and the KIAF – Korea International Art Fair, with SUMARRIA LUNN//Hanmi Gallery, Seoul (2010), Invisible Bonds, Korean Cultural Centre, London (2010), T-R-A-C-E, Shan Hyu Museum, China (2010). Yun-Kyung Jeong is the recipient of a number of awards including the Songam Artist Prize and the Joongang Fine Art Prize in 2011.

­­­­­­­Bosse & Baum is a creative agency committed to encouraging the reception of talented artists in the early stages of their careers. Presenting exhibitions in the two ground floor gallery spaces at 7-9 Tryon Street, we aim to embody a sophisticated curatorial approach to exhibitions as well as providing artists with traditional support that a gallery provides.

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The exhibition is open by appointment only, please contact [email protected]
Special event invitations for the exhibition program will be emailed separately.

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