Jeong Myoung-Jo

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Jeong Myoung-Jo (b. 1970 in Korea) was inspired to pursue art by the beauty of Korean traditional clothes. However, Jeong’s work does not merely present colors and patterns. Looking at a woman in a beautiful traditional dress who has her back to the audience, you find the age-long remorseful lament of traditional Korean women or discover the destiny of the Korean people of having to carry the past wherever they go. Such diverse interpretations of Jeong’s paintings are made possible because the artist not only paints clothes but the women who wear them. Although the women in the paintings do not show their faces, as long as what you see in a painting is a person, you are bound to interpret the painting in the context of society and history, and from the perspective of self-identity.

Selected Works

Jeong Myoung-Jo, Play-Ground #16-01, 2016, Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 cm
Jeong Myoung-Jo, The Paradox of Beauty #13-08, 2013, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm

 

Jeong Myoung-Jo

 

Play-Ground #16-01, 2016

Acrylic and oil on canvas

60 x 60 cm

 

Jeong Myoung-Jo

The Paradox of Beauty #13-01, 2013

Acrylic and oil on canvas

97 x 162 cm

Jeong Myoung-Jo, The Paradox of Beauty #17-02, 2017,  Oil on canvas, 50 x 65 cm
Jeong Myoung-Jo, The Paradox of Beauty #14-04, 2014, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 80.3 x 116 cm

 

Jeong Myoung-Jo

 

The Paradox of Beauty #14-04, 2014

Acrylic and oil on canvas

80.3 x 116.7 cm

Jeong Myoung-Jo, The Paradox of Beauty #21-03, 2021, Oil on canvas, 80.3 x 116.7 cm

 

Jeong Myoung-Jo

The Paradox of Beauty #17-02, 2017

Oil on canvas

50 x 65 cm

 

Jeong Myoung-Jo

The Paradox of Beauty #21-03, 2021

Oil on canvas

80.3 x 116.7 cm

Jeong Myoung-Jo,  The Paradox of Beauty #22-01, 2022, Oil on canvas, 180 x 100 cm.jpg
Jeong Myoung-Jo, The Paradox of Beauty #22-02, Oil on canvas, 180 x 100 cm, 2022

 

Jeong Myoung-Jo

 

The Paradox of Beauty #22-01, 2022

Oil on canvas

180 x 100 cm

 

Jeong Myoung-Jo

The Paradox of Beauty #22-02, 2022

Oil on canvas

180 x 100 cm

Jeong Myoung-Jo, The Paradox of Beauty #13-08, 2013, Oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm
Jeong Myoung-Jo, The Paradox of Beauty #15-01, 2015,  Oil on canvas, 180 x 100 cm
Jeong Myoung-Jo, The Paradox of Beauty #21-02, 2021, Oil on canvas, 53 x 33.4 cm

 

Jeong Myoung-Jo

 

The Paradox of Beauty #13-08, 2013

Acrylic and oil on canvas

80 x 100 cm

Jeong Myoung-Jo, Play-Ground #20-05, 2020, Oil on canvas, 162 x 97 cm

 

Jeong Myoung-Jo

 

The Paradox of Beauty #15-01, 2015

Oil on canvas

180 x 100 cm

 

Jeong Myoung-Jo

The Paradox of Beauty #21-02, 2021

Oil on canvas

53 x 33.4 cm

Jeong Myoung-Jo, Play-Ground #20-04, 2020, Oil on canvas, 80.3 x 116.7 cm
Jeong Myoung-Jo, Play-Ground #20-06, 2020, Oil on canvas, 112 x 162 cm

 

Jeong Myoung-Jo

 

Play-Ground #20-05 Portraits of a Beauty, 2020

Oil on canvas

162 x 97 cm

 

Jeong Myoung-Jo

 

Play-Ground #20-04, 2020

Oil on canvas

80.3 x 116.7 cm

 

Jeong Myoung-Jo

Play-Ground #20-06, 2020

Oil on canvas

112 x 162 cm