Vernissage TOTEM / 24.07.2021 / 20:00
Opening of the exhibition TOTEM / Paintings by Jakyeong Jeong
One year after her first exhibition at Full Moon Gallery, we’re excited to present to you the artist Jakyeong and her new exhibition „Totem“. Jakyeong‘s new artworks show ancient Korean totemic figures and self-created „Totems“ made with different materials and surprising light effects.
She applied colours as reminiscence of old buddha temples, so that her figures look delightful and sweet. Moreover, figures like the tiger are strongly associated with Korean Folk Art.
Her modern „Totem“ is an Assemblage work on canvas with wooden domino pieces and light band, which express the flow of blood.
These colour works and effects describe the artist‘s nature and emotions. She is excited to express herself by constantly trying out new materials and experimenting with unusual effects.
Jakyeong has lived in Bern, Switzerland and in Bologna, Italy. Currently she lives and works in Dresden. Exhibitions of Jakyeong took place in July 2018 at Luda Gallery in Seoul and in July 2019 in a private space in Zirtow.
About Jakyeong Jeong
Jakyeong Jeong is a self-taught artist from South Korea. She currently lives and works in Dresden, but has previously spent several years in Bern, Switzerland and Bologna, Italy.
During all this time she has observed the lives of different people in the streets, in newspapers, flyers or commercials. Jakyeong’s habit inspired her to represent these experiences in art. She incorporates the various characters and bright colours into themes that blend Western motifs and Korean folk art.
She creates her paintings using mixed media techniques. But in addition to more classical media such as oil pastel or acrylic paints, she also works with more unusual materials such as coffee grounds. Or she integrates light bands in her paintings, which give the depicted motifs even more liveliness.
Currently, her focus is on assemblage in Korean mythology. Her works clearly show these echoes, such as the recurring motif of the tiger, which is strongly associated with folk Korean art.
Jakyeong’s works have already been shown in a number of exhibitions; for example, in 2018 at Ruda Gallery in Seoul, South Korea. But also in Dresden the artist has already presented her paintings on various occasions. Her solo exhibition “Facebook”, for instance, was on display at Full Moon Gallery in August 2020. She also participated in the art project “Pressure Me” at Weltclub.
Her latest works are regularily updated on her Instagram at Jakyeongjeong.