Hyun Jeung’s exhibition of lovely woodblock prints at Mokspace in 2012 still lingers in the memory. So I’ll be sure to call in at her new solo show:
Hyun Jeung: Jardins Croisés
18th April – 7th May 2014
Opening night: Thursday 17th April 6.00 – 8.00 pm
Mokspace | 33 Museum Street| Bloomsbury | London | WC1A 1LH | www.moskpace.com
Monday – Saturday 11am – 6pm | Sunday by appointment
MOKSPACE is delighted to host ‘Jardins Croisés,’ a solo exhibition by Korean artist Hyun Jeung.
Korean printmaker and ceramist Hyun Jeung returns to MOKSPACE this spring for her second solo exhibition, Jardins croisés (Interwoven gardens).
Jeung’s most recent prints trace her journey from her home country, South Korea, to her current home, Tunisia, as tender, nostalgic images of East Asian gingkos spring up alongside delicate impressions of North African poppies.
Jeung’s PhD thesis, which she completed at the Université de Paris I, explored the enigmatic, productive space that opens up in the printmaking process between the engraved, painted wooden matrix and a sheet of paper awaiting impression. By printing onto each sheet of paper multiple times with each matrix, she produces unpredictably coloured and textured composite impressions, and thus repetition is the key to novelty.
This spring at MOKSPACE, Jeung’s wooden matrices are displayed alongside her prints as individual works of art, providing a window onto her printmaking journey and inviting spectators to tease apart the layers of her gingko and poppy prints. Both technically and thematically, then, Jardins croisés explores the interaction between organic fibres and forms (wood and paper; gingkos and poppies) – a celebration of nature’s bounty, which accompanies the arrival of spring in London.
About the artist
After studying plastic arts at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level at the Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), Korean artist Hyun Jeung relocated to Tunisia, where she now lives and works. Notably, she also studied printmaking at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris for one year under the tutelage of printmaker and painter Jean-Pierre Pincemin, and has undertaken training in Chinese woodblock printing in Beijing. She has been shortlisted twice for the GRAV’X Prize – a printing prize awarded every two years by the Gravix Foundation – and she won first prize for printmaking in 2002 at the Salon des artistes de la Ville de Paris. Several of her prints are part of the collection of prints at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Tunisian Ministry of Culture.
For more information about Hyun Jeung and her work, visit www.hyunjeung.com.
2014: Galerie Impressions, Paris, France
2013: Galerie de l’échiquier, Paris, France
2012: MOKSPACE, London, UK
2009: Espace Imagin, Carthage, Tunisia
2007: ‘GRAV’X Prize 2007,’ Galerie Michèle Broutta, Paris, France
2006: Galerie l’Oeil du Huit, Paris, France
2001: Centre Culturel Coréen, Paris, France
2000: Gallery Dam, Seoul, South Korea
– Text by Ralph Day, Assistant Curator at MOKSPACE
(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.