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Soluna Fine Art is pleased to present ‘The Paradox of Beauty’, the first solo exhibition of the contemporary Korean hyperrealist painter Jeong Myoung-Jo with the gallery. To commemorate the month of September, which signals the seasonal transition from summer to fall, Jeong’s exhibition showcases a total of 11 works from the artist’s signature oeuvre depicting the women in traditional Korean finery, the hanbok, across different seasons of life and class. ‘The Paradox of Beauty’ will be on view from 16 September - 19 November 2022.

 

There are deeper implications behind Jeong Myoung-Jo’s painting series, apart from the exterior beauty of the embellishments that the audience may be drawn to at first glance. In addition to the hidden faces of the women, the iconographic interpretations of the background, dresses, hairstyles, jewelry, and motifs give clues to the paradoxical meanings in beauty and status that span from the dawn of history to the modern age in Korea. For example, the backgrounds in the paintings could be distinguished into vibrant color and dark themes, illuminating the subjects’ societal positions and underlying attitudes.

Selected Works
Uzine Park, Sound of Sunset, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 45.5 x 53 cm
Uzine Park, Energy of Aalicante, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 130.3 x 162.2 cm
Uzine Park, There-winter, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 60 cm

Uzine Park

Sound of Sunset, 2022

Acrylic on canvas

45.5 x 53 cm

Uzine Park

Energy of Aalicante, 2022

Acrylic on canvas

130.3 x 162.2 cm

Uzine Park

There-winter, 2022

Acrylic on canvas

50 x 60 cm

Uzine Park, Sound of Spring, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 54 x 33.5 cm
Uzine Park, There-autumn, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 65 x 50 cm

 

Uzine Park

Sound of Spring, 2022

Acrylic on canvas

54 x 33.5 cm

 

Uzine Park

There-autumn, 2022

Acrylic on canvas

65 x 50 cm

Tobe Kan, Awake12, 2022, Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 120 x 90cm
Tobe Kan, Awake14, 2022, Acrylic and coloured pencil on canvas, 24 x 30 cm
Tobe Kan, Awake16, 2022, Acrylic and coloured pencil on canvas, 24 x 30 cm

Tobe Kan

Awake12, 2022

Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas

120 x 90 cm

 

Tobe Kan

Awake14, 2022

Acrylic and coloured pencil on canvas

24 x 30 cm

 

Tobe Kan

Awake16, 2022

Acrylic and coloured pencil on canvas

24 x 30 cm

Tobe Kan, Awake17, 2022, Acrylic and coloured pencil on canvas, 24 x 30 cm
Tobe Kan, Awake18, 2022, Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 120 x 90 cm

 

Tobe Kan

Awake17, 2022

Acrylic and coloured pencil on canvas

24 x 30 cm

 

Tobe Kan

Awake18, 2022

Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas

120 x 90 cm

Zang Zong-Son, High-key decision, 2022, Acrylic gouache on wood panel, 16 x 20 inches
Zang Zong-Son, Tender Breeze, 2022, Acrylic Gouache, Crayon, Graphite on panel, 18 x 18 inches
Zang Zong-Son, This world is mine, 2022, Acrylic Gouache, 24 x 24 inches

Zang Zong-Son

High-key decision, 2022

Acrylic gouache on wood panel

16 x 20 inches

 

Zang Zong-Son

Tender Breeze, 2022

Acrylic Gouache, Crayon, Graphite on panel

18 x 18 inches

 

Zang Zong-Son

This world is mine, 2022

Acrylic Gouache

24 x 24 inches

Zang Zong-Son, After a second chance, 2022, Acrylic Gouache on panel, 16 x 20 inches

 

Zang Zong-Son

After a second chance, 2022

Acrylic Gouache on panel

16 x 20 inches