Text by Hanseung Ryu, Patricia Ellis
250 x 280 mm
Published on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Memories of you’ by Yeondoo Jung, May 23rd – July 29th 2007 at the National Museum of Contemporary Art South Korea
About the Artist
Yeondoo Jung (b. 1969 Jinju, South Korea) received a BFA in Sculpture from Seoul National University in 1994, before moving to London in 1995, where he received a diploma in Sculpture from Central Saint Martins College of Art and an MFA from Goldsmiths College. Jung uses a wide range of media, focusing primarily on joining sculptures and videos to create photographs. He creates images characterized by great warmth, presenting optimistic vision of our society to the viewer. For delineating intimate connections among the subjects in his photographs, Jung attempts to focus on sentiments or fantasies that are held by his subject matters. His body of works combines an extensive variety of stylistic approaches, ranging from straight to surreal abstract photography. The artist has also published numerous books and catalogues over a decade.
About the Publisher
The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), opened its door in 1969 and has lived through the history of Korean art. In the process, MMCA established itself as a representative institution of Korean modern art.