I am planning a project “parallel world” during the residency period. The “parallel world” refers to another world on a parallel line, not an universe in which I exist, an unknown world that exists in isolation from one another. I am going to work on the digitalized vast nature in Google Earth through the project “parallel world” and myself who exists in other forms in the nature. Google Earth, created by digitizing nature in the real world, comes from reality, but its nature is different from the real world. There are no humans or animals in it, only the vastness of natural space exists. And there are no day and night, weather changes, and general laws of physics in the nature. In it I wander the nature as a new being, as an eye that never stares, neither hurt nor dies.
I would like to imagine this digital world as a separate world different from the real world and to direct the world ‘s appearance and experience in the world to the exhibition.
In the exhibition, large paintings will be installed as if they were thin walls or curtains. And people walk around freely between the paintings. I am aiming to make the exhibition a three – dimensional, spatial exhibition, not an Exhibition of simple flat painting.
I have always tried to put paintings in the center of my work, but also treid paintings to intervene and influence space through installation. I am interested not only in the planar part of the painting work, but also in using the material and three-dimensional part of the canvas to create space and to extend the reality to a spatial part.
For example, I set up large paintings over 2m in the last Orgelfabrik exhibition to float in the space not hanging on the wall. So while the canvases create a new space by dividing space like a thin wall, many of the painted images on that thin wall (Canvas) remind me of floating images in the digital world.
During the residency period, my activities can be divided into three parts. The first is to collect images through Google Earth for the project. The second is to use the collected images to work on the canvas. The third is a study of installation using space rather than just hanging the paintings on the wall. In other words, I will study how my paintings will be exhibited and how a flat painting can be extended to a spatial experience like sculptures.
Minjung Lee works with images collected from digital media. This is different than simply looking for the motif of her painting on digital. She is interested in the way in which images are handled in the digital world, as well as the way in which she experiences them, and that is the main theme of her paintings.
Nowadays, it is not an exaggeration to say that the flood of images, digital image is being produced explosively in every second, every minute, and it has come to an era where we can easily share and access them in digital space. Now, more images are consumed in a shorter period of time than in any other age. This environment has made us different in attitude toward pictures. People are no longer seeking a single image or exploring the meanings of many aspects of an image, nor even viewing a single image for a long time.
Minjung does not see this phenomenon just as critical, but rather as a phenomenon that responds to environmental conditions. She herself is also not exempted in its environmental impact. She was rather interested in the images being arranged in the digital world by mechanical, mathematical, and algorithmic calculations.
The artist always questions herself about the position of painting in this age. And she is also interested in the direction that painting moves. Especially, can paintings themselves accept this time of age? And how does painting itself make a difference? Minjung Lee is studying them with great interest.
2014-2019 Diplom of fine art, staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe bei Prof. Marcel Van Eeden.
2006-2011 Bachlor of fine art, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea
Diplomausstellung, Staatliche Akademie der bildenden Künste Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe DhArt Karlsruhe, Villa in Gellertstrasse, Karlsruhe D
it´s my turn to drive, Kalinowski Raum Staatl. adBK Karlsruhe, D
Galerie Ahnen, Luis Leu, Karlsruhe D
Intersection, Orgelfabrik Durlach, Karlsruhe D
Der Turm, Orgelfabrik Durlach, Karlsruhe D
UND#9, ehemaligen Dragonerkaserne, Karlsruhe D
“Van Eeden ́s 9”, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe D
Gruppenausstellung, Gallery Artpark, Karlsruhe D
Nominierten-Ausstellung Stipendium Werkstatt Plettenberg, Galerie der Sparkasse, Plettenberg D
5. Internationale Kunstausstellung, Stockholmer Feuerwache, Berlin D
“9th BIEAF” führende Gruppenausstellung in Ulsuck Kunsthalle, Busan Kr
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