Special, Specific Objects
Jeong Zik Seong (Artist)
Here's a special thing. An object in which shiny pieces gather on a perfect black-colored surface to give off images. Shining pieces seem to show the spirit of the wind, the cry of the waves, and the whispering of the trees as they gather and scatter, but it is obviously not the wind, the waves, and the trees. It reminds us of something here, but it becomes something that cannot be defined as it, and then it is scattered again. Carelessly drawn lines break into small pieces, and broken pieces become lines again and are inserted sharply. The image moves according to the movement of light and forms the surface again.
Donald Judd's "Specific Objects", which refers to objects with restrained images that break the boundaries between sculpture and painting, will be presented as the title of this exhibition "Special, Specific Objects". Jeong Zik Seong adds "Special" layers of abstract images beyond the boundaries of painting and craft. The shinnying materiality of mother-of-pearl that pops out from the flat black surface has the abstraction to produce an image that refers to something but does not dictate it. “Specific Objects” endure long and complicated processes of craftmanship, so it gains another layer of “Speciality”.
Jeong Zik Seong is deeply enchanted by the abstractness of the light of mother-of-pearl. Jeong, who has pursued painting beyond the boundaries of representation and abstraction, is struggling to portray superficial images that can emphasize the abstractness of mother-of-pearl beyond the boundaries of fine art and craft. In the 25th solo exhibition of Jeong Zik Seong, which will be held from October 29 to November 21 at the Lee Eugean Gallery, viewers can enjoy <Special, Specific Objects> with images comprised of many pieces of mother-of-pearl’s abstract light on the black surface, beyond the hierarchy and boundaries of the genres.