AN EXHIBITION BY GI-OK JEON
AUG 22 – 29, 2017
BAAN TUEK ART SPACE, CHIANG MAI
“I have made an attempt to express the ambiguous situation that I am currently experiencing – Bangkok and Chiang Mai, past and present, artificial and natural, real and virtual – by placing the same single object at the boundary of real and fiction. In particular, the translucent Hanbok fabric not only blurs the boundary between its inside and outside, but also reveals the identity of the person as a Korean through the distinct colors found on Hanbok fabric. The stones can also be a reminder of the diversity of humans; they resemble each other as much as there are many different shapes and colors. Even though I have merely collected small stones found on the ground, each one is unique because they each have individual beauty. The stones I collected also spent a lot of time in my studio, which is new to them, just as I walked in my new city for a long period of time to find them” – Gi-ok Jeon.