Excretions – Demolished House no.2


Excretions
In the process of creating large-scale excretions, Jazoo structures her own body as a tool of expression. The use of the hands to apply paint, andthe momentum and intensity of her moving body, govern the form of her work. As if unconscious, Jazoo focuses her solitary energy (氣, q?) on a given area, allowing the action of painting to be documented by the resulting strokes and scratches. The excretions, then, are a form of evidential catharsis, available for shared contemplation by artist and viewer. Jazoo’s highly physical method results in works that are grand in scale, yet also intimate and expressive. She intends on providing for the viewer a glimpse into her soul, a genuine expression of her own solitude and a gesture of humanity within the bleakness of the big city.

고독하고 고립된 인간의 공허함과 내/외적인 상처에 집중한 Monster Series와 The Face Series 에 이은 Excretions는 원래의 뜻과 같이 몸 안에 가둬두었던 복잡다단한 감정들을 가감없이 표출한 결과물이다. 분노, 고통, 욕망, 갈등, 혼란 등 감정의 흐름은 캔버스를 벗어나 장소특정적인 예술의 형태 발전하였다. 무의식에 산재한 감정을 끌어내기 위해 작가는 자신의 신체를 예술 도구로 활용하는데, 그녀의 손에 묻은 물감들은 꿈틀거리는 감정들과 한데 섞여 특정 형태를 띄고 화면에 고착된다. 재개발 현장 곳곳에서 발견되는 Excretions에서 파손된 벽은 발견된 캔버스가 되고 추상화된 기호의 반복적 나열은 감정의 강도를 나타낸다.

Demolished House no.2 @ A-Hyun dong, Seoul,South Korea _ 2012.3/ Photo by TJ Choe

By 양자주

Jazoo Yang is a visual artist from South Korea. Her works take a variety of forms, including painting (excretions), installation (excavation), and performance. As an elaboration on her own solitude, a product of the constantly shifting physical and cultural landscape of South Korea’s urban space, Jazoo endeavors to explore notions of history and loss in her work. Influenced by the present-day neglect of social legacy and the ‘culturelessness’ of the modern city, Jazoo aims to salvage that which lies on the fringe of our social consciousness. Traditionally, populations settle in certain areas for extended periods of time. By establishing places of habitation, work and leisure, individuals construct a sense of community and belonging. As such, the interminable demolitions, reconstructions, and renovations of the modern erahave led to a loss of familiarity, alienating individuals within the city that is their home. This trend is not unique to Seoul; the uprooting of one’s physical and cultural history is a global phenomenon that is both felt and observed in major cities the world over. The Ehren아티스트 양자주는 현대 사회에서 피할 수 없는 소외와 고독에 대한 이야기를 회화를 비롯한 다양한 매체를 활용하여 표현한다. 작가는 개인이 느끼는 고독은 고도로 발달한 사회 구조에서 오는 실질적인 질병과도 같은 것으로 보며 이와 같은 상태를 상처 받은 인간 군상, 재개발로 폐허가 된 풍경 안으로 끌어들인다. 거리에서의 페인팅과 설치 작업 및 라이브 페인팅을 통해 예술과 삶, 아티스트와 관객 간의 실천적인 개입을 시도하며 ‘We don’t blame you' ,‘People will save us’와 같은 구호를 통해서 상실된 커뮤니티의 회복을 꿈꾼다. 우현정 Exhibitions - solo 2014 COCOON 2014 展 2015 양자주 개인전 Reborn

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