Thursday, August 01, 2013
Heeseop Yoon who is a part of our current exhibit Crossing the Line
was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. She is known for her larger than life line drawing installations. Yoon’s concentrated freehand drawings record cluttered spaces, and comment most directly on the (in)accuracy of perception.
Yoon writes, "My work deals with memory and perception within cluttered spaces. I begin by photographing interiors such as basements, workshops, and storage spaces, places where everything is jumbled and time becomes ambiguous without the presence of people. From these photographs I construct a view and then I draw freehand without erasing. As I correct "mistakes" the work results in double or multiple lines, which reflect how my perception has changed over time and makes me question my initial perception. Paradoxically, greater concentration and more lines make the drawn objects less clear. The more I see, the less I believe in the accuracy or reality of the images I draw."
Simple, small items like knickknacks or keys, those things which clutter our daily lives are here depicted on a grandiose scale with care and precision. On one level perhaps Yoon is making the statement that our collection of objects and material goods can be helpful to our lives or just as chaotic and overwhelming as her incredible wall sized representations.
Heeseop Yoon – Crossing the Line from Mixed Greens on Vimeo.
--Mixed Greens intern, Callie Herod