(1990) lives and works in Seoul, South Korea
Soojungjung's painting portrays her perspective towards life: society changes, yet certain constants remain the same. People tend to believe every event in life is a series of decision-making process based on logics and facts. Soojungjung challenges this idea. She believes that the invisible "Qi(氣,the vital life force)" exists all around us, and that it affects all living things' action in the subconscious level. The “Qi” triggers fundamental behaviors that often cannot be explained by science or mankind's train of thoughts. Emotions like jealousy, bellicosity, pleasures are typical examples of this.
Soojungjung finds the traces of "Qi" from both old and new. Fairies and supernatural beings from old folk tales and myths show instances where humans tried to portray the unexplainable, and the series of current affairs too require something more than mere facts and logics to be fully elaborated.
The paintings of Soojungjung illustrate her angle by channeling the invisible through the visible. The nature, animals and humans in her paintings both harmonize and struggle with one another. Their actions are visible in the naked eye, but the motivation behind their behaviors cannot be explained by logics and science: the invisible, but inevitable idea of "Qi" functions as a necessity for the clear interpretations.
Soojungjung's way of seeing the world might seem uncanny, and so are her paintings. Be that as it may, her illustration of the objects is discerning.
2020 <Villains : Mixtape>, OCI Museum, Seoul, South Korea
2019 <A Homing Fish>, Gallery Meme, Seoul, South Korea
2018 <Sweet Siren>, Rainbowcube Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2020 <Blind spot>, A.Round, Busan, South Korea
2020 <There Might Be More Light>, Seoul-ro Media Canvas, Seoul, South Korea
2019 <Salon de Insa 2019>, Misulsegae Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2019 <Pingpong Jeongsoowoo x Soojungjung>, 의외의 조합, Seoul, South Korea
2019 <Corners1>, Seoul, South Korea, Keepintouch, Seoul, South Korea
2019 <Nothing Twice>, Buk-Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
2018 Union Art Fair, <Let’s make together>, S-Factory, Seoul, South Korea
2016 <MFA Degree Show>, Glue Factory, Glasgow, UK
2015 <Awoo> Project Space1, Glasgow, UK
2015 <Look About Ye!>, Stiriling Castle, Stirling, UK
2020 OCI Young Creatives
2016 The Glasgow School of Art, MFA, UK
2013 Gachon University, BA, South Korea