Hyun Jung Lim

Artist      South Korea      http://hjlim.net/       Residency Period: December 2017

Hyun J. Lim is a Seoul-based artist from S. Korea. She graduated from Ehwa Womans University in Seoul, S. Korea with BFA and MFA degrees in Painting and Printmaking. Her artwork has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions internationally since 2007, including: White Blossom at Zesty Crank in Seoul, S. Korea; Flowerpot, at Satellite Project Space & Gallery in Seoul, S. Korea; Brilliant Air, at Space Ggooll, Seoul, S. Korea; Organic Landscape, at Kronen Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland; Catch Of the Year2, at Dienstgebäude, Zurich, Switzerland; Asian Spirit, at Scola Art Center, Beijing, China. She was an artist-in-residence at takt, Berlin, Germany in 2015, at Goyang Media Center, Goyang, S. Korea, 2011-12, and at Open Space Bae, Busan, S. Korea, 2010.

Human possesses curiosity towards other creatures and interior of objects. These kinds of curiosity often accompanied by imaginations, may sometimes transform into voyeurism. My drawings, “the strange world” are based on curiosity and imaginations toward unacquainted world from 2005. Sometimes this repetitive action to make works is a kind of performance. My drawings had started from the interest about biological mechanism and they have been transformed into psychological and subconscious forms. This kind of transformation is possible because the internal organisms allow infinite imaginations.

I started to do performance works from 2010. Fascinated by our relentless unfamiliarity with our own bodies, taken for granted and subjected to impulse. Based on my own personal experiences, memory, and learning, I engaged my drawings and videos through a process of immersive performance. I sought meaning within my own body and behavior.

I had started to "Green Landscape series" which are my big oil painting works from 2012. Brushing process is important factor on my paintings. Sometimes it can be process of meditation. I started new abstract oil paintings' series, "White Blossom" from 2017. Now, I am working this series.

Green Landscape, oil on canvas, 130.3 x 97cm x 2, 2012, 2013

Full Void, single channel video,performance, sound,2011