Jinny Suh


Jinny Suh

Everyone wants to be happy. 

Everyone strives for endless happiness. Throughout life, happiness, love, consideration, patience, sadness, and countless other things surround us. 

The chickens in my work are based on traditional values, conveying values and consciousness to modern people. In this exhibition themed on “Gilsang” (吉象), I present chickens, our pine trees, and the series of wildflowers blooming in the fields.   

As a painter, I work in a traditional way. I express the subjects I want to portray clearly without resorting to metaphor or allegory. Viewers can easily infer the relevance of the objects expressing “Gilsang” and repentance through the artwork. 

An animal with a leisurely and elegant freedom, expressed in vibrant “Five Correct Colors.” 

Ultimately, the artwork humanizes human life through chickens.  

Everyone has the right to be happy. 

All the traditional chickens of our country appear in the artwork. 

It is a fact that they are widely recognized as part of our cultural history and heritage. 

The light of Hanji mutually enhances its advantages, providing human warmth and comfort to the stark and schematic living spaces of modern people.  

Moreover, it is a living item that harmonizes with the sensibility and living forms of modern individuals, possessing simplicity, functionality, economy, and originality. 

It can be considered the most representative material showing the warm and cozy image and emotion of Korea. 

Hanji goes through a thousand years, encapsulating millennia. Just as there is a saying that “five hundred years for silk and a thousand years for paper,” Hanji is also gaining attention as a cultural heritage conservation paper due to its excellent preservation. 

Hanji has a unique texture, and through it, I explore the sculptural three dimensionality of objects. Therefore, I meticulously collage the pieces of Hanji, appreciating its grain

More About J.S

People want everyone to be happy, and everyone tries to pursue endless happiness. However, we can see that many media surround us with happiness and love, consideration, waiting, and sadness.   Most of the work I create has chickens based on this aspect.

Through these chickens, they try to convey values and rituals to modern people based on the traditional atmosphere.

Under the theme of Gilsang, the exhibition presents a series of wildflowers blooming on chickens, our willows, pine trees, and fields.

Paintings I work traditionally. In addition, both enjoy clearly expressing the object they want to describe without metaphors, allowing viewers to quickly infer the connection between the object expressing their repentance and the path through the work.

Most of the work I create always expresses a relaxed, elegant, and free chicken in five colors that seem simple and eventually personify human life through the chicken. So in most of the work, traditional Korean chicken appears. 

It is a well-known fact that traditionally chickens are widely discussed as a history and cultural heritage of our culture.

Hanji, I used to do the work, goes well with this traditional chicken as the main ingredient.

Hanji’s light doubles each of its strengths due to its material characteristics, providing human warmth and comfort to modern people’s stark and schematic residential spaces. Moreover, it is a household item that goes well with modern people’s sensibility and housing style with simple beauty, functionality, economy, and originality.

At the same time, it is the most representative material that shows Korea’s warmth, cozy image, and emotions.

As there is a saying that silk lasts 500 years and Korean paper lasts 1,000 years, Hanji is attracting attention as a paper for repairing cultural properties due to its excellent preservation, capturing a thousand years of Korean paper that will preserve for a thousand years as the raw material of the mulberry tree.

The taste of Hanji comes from its unique texture of formability and the three-dimensional effect of the object, focusing on improving the completeness of the work by exploring and achieving.

Therefore, working on the texture of Korean paper, feeling the authentic taste of life more and more.

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