Size: 12"W x 16"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
*Polymer clay with Acrylic mixed media painting on wood panel*- Never Again-
Never again speaks to the fleeting feeling of time and the unique experiences in association with it. I believe that everything is held together by our memories of experience, ultimately making each action from that experience completely unique to history. Choosing to embrace and explore coincidence as concept I, through a sort of push and pulling effect, play with the idea of control or loss of it. By moving through this process the phenomenon of impossibly re-experiencing the same things or experiencing the same reality as someone else, becomes more apparent. The idea of living in the moment becomes more precious, and a deeper understanding of originality is realized. As an artist I am interested in watching the flow of materials, while trying to manage and also witness their nature. Time, experience, shape, color, form are my tools and inspiration for my current body of work. Moving back and forth from simplistic forms and composition to more complex constructs and layerings help me better define the concept of “Never Again.” The results produce objects for others to form their own relations with and potential conclusions on the thought.
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.