Facing Surfaces: Yun-Kyung Jeong Exhibition

Bosse & Baum is pleased to present Facing Surfaces, an exhibition including new works by Robin von Einsiedel and Yun-Kyung Jeong. This is the second exciting exhibition, made possible through the support of 1st Asset, which will take place in the ground floor gallery space of their office at 7-9 Tryon Street.

Facing Surfaces explores the process of painting in which artists experiment with surface textures which change with light and the movement of the viewer facing the work. Through a range of media the artists explore how their work is understood through the materials they use; and the way these materials engage themselves in their surroundings, through their environment and their interaction with the viewer.

Robin von Einsiedel’s works are a series of paintings using metallic pigments and graphite powder. This gives an unstable quality of surface to the works, which change with light and the viewpoint of the viewer, creating a tension of seduction and restraint. The purpose of his exploration of these media is to give the materials that he uses prominence and to assert the radical materiality of the surface as an irreducible phenomenon. His works are based on pure experience and have no discoursive or narrative function. They are simply explorations of materials and rely on the experiential reception of the viewer.

Yun-Kyung Jeong’s works are in stark contrast to those of Robin von Einsiedel. The texture of the surface is made up of detail and intricate patterns that she repeatedly uses. The viewer engages in the work through the recognition different patterns, such as a leaf shaped pattern that signifies the earthly elements as one. In this most recent body of work the artist meticulously pursues every possible combination of the motif and plays with the optical illusion and three dimentiality of this pattern. The texture of the works are enhanced by the presentation of a narrative as her work combines both eastern and western points of interest. There are subtle hints of western Gothic architecture in the patterns; the curves of flying buttresses and barrel vaults. Her constructions have a visual similarity with natural forms, this can be seen as a meeting point or collision of eastern and western values.

Date: 25th April – 17th May 2013
Venue: 7-9 Tryon Street, London, SW3 3LG

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