Hiejin Yoo’ work is based on daily observations that are recorded first in a diary form and then translate into large, semi-figurative oil paintings on canvas. Mundane events and everyday moments are depicted with large abstracted planes of color and bold, layered marks that evoke the subjectivity of Yoo’ inner life.
These instances and memories are cropped and arranged to focus on specific reflections that have been strongly etched into the artist’ consciousness. These moments are recorded and relived through painting, the result of which are works that reflect a personal history, and act as intimate journals and meditations on self-discovery.
Born in Germany, currently living in Los Angeles, California. She has exhibited recently at Almine Rech Gallery (London); Rema Hort Mann Foundation (Los Angeles); Locust Projects (Miami); UCLA (New York) among others.
Opening Reception for the Artist:
May 10, 2019, 7 PM – 9 PM