Size: 9"W x 12"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
* Actual piece has quarter inches white wooden frame around.
ALL FOR ME-DINO
When I was younger, one little popsicle could make my day, but as I grow older my satisfaction is not so easily obtained by such simple things. These sculptures become projections of what a popsicle may have to look like today for my desires to be satisfied. "I deserve it," " I deserve the most fabulous one!"
As a person who is living in a generation bombarded by information and new forms of social interaction, my work is about how I feel and how I think in this time period and culture. How people deal with the current social environment and what people believe in or do not believe, interests me a great deal. With all new information which thrown out every second I find myself struggling to keep up with the truth. I believe that a heavy information reliant society directly and indirectly effects people's perspectives, conceptions and values. This is the main focus of my work, examining what is happening now. Elements common in my work range from letters, words creating messages, opening a direct dialog with the viewer, often this participation by the viewer acts as a sort of metaphor supporting my concept. The presentation of the message comes in the form of a sweet body, a message that often can leave you with a sour and bitter after taste.
Ah-young Jeon decided to travel to the United States in 2004 from South Korea to study art in San Francisco. Jeon received both her BFA and MFA in San Francisco. Jeon's professional practices have included figuretive sculpture, installation and mixed media. After Jeon earned her MFA her perspective on the arts shifted significantly, allowing her to focus and develop her current concepts. Aspects of the sociological are closly linked to the concepts behind the work. The striking colors that are present in Jeon's work resonate with the viewer through simplicity of design, while strongly relating to the concepts present.