“My life and art are based on my own philosophical thoughts and experiences. I am interested in the philosophy of reflections on all beings. My works use symbols, metaphors and imagery in the metaphysical world to express phenomena such as the nature of life or the principle of the universe.”
Born, raised and based in Seoul, South Korea, Jeong-Ah Zhang is a contemporary artist specializing in painting. Working also with photography and mixed, Jeong-Ah Zhang pushes us to the edge of our ourselves and the world for deep meaning. Her surrealist paintings connect us to a world that exists inside-out and outside-in of our consciousness.
Jeong-Ah Zhang majored in fine arts at Ewha Women's University in Seoul. She has shown in five solo shows in Korea and the USA and participated in more that 60 group shows and art fairs in the USA, Korea, France, Italy, Spain, Japan and the UK. The artist has received 25 international awards and 15 in Korea.
"My life is my experiences, which are, in turn, the evidence of my life.
The oriental Buddhist philosophy that all things work mysteriously without a true substance is the basis of my work, but I am not a religious person. My life and art are based on my own philosophical thoughts and experiences. I am interested in the philosophy of reflections on all beings, and my works use symbols, metaphors and imagery in the metaphysical world to express phenomena such as the nature of life, or the principles of the universe.
The universe repeats the cycle of creation and extinction. And I think that the universe is the consciousness, unconsciousness, the borderland of consciousness, the five senses, awareness and the transubconscious state of mind. Therefore, I try to listen to all the conceptions of all things, have an open mind, and remember what resonates, and this is how I work. It's a soul resonance beyond the time frame. Basically, this means that I try to focus on the essence of life by establishing core values, and at the same time, I am trying to sublimate it into my works. Philosophical considerations on a visible world and an invisible world.”
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist