Joohee Chun

Joohee Chun

Birmingham , West Midlands , United Kingdom

About Joohee Chun

Disguise and Revelation

In my paintings I primarily aim at projecting my innermost feelings and thoughts onto the canvas so as to create an 'affect' without the need for words.

My works develop through spontaneous and spiritual reactions to the physicality of the materials and previous layers. By following my intuition, each layer forming the composition acts as a metaphor for personality and inner emotions. I contain and seal my feelings and thoughts in the layers of my paintings.

Through overlapping transparent layers, I am able to suppress any negative parts of my inner emotions that may inevitably occur through the development of my work. However, whilst suppressing these thoughts, the transparent aesthetics make it impossible to disguise them and reveal them through and through.

Each painting is a struggle between disguise and revelation. As each part of the painting evolves, so do my inner feelings.

I am interested in the tension created within the juxtaposition of delicate lines and expansive layers of colour, which often creates unexpected spaces.

For me, each painting is an endless puzzle, which is hard to solve but attractive to complete. With no limitations, the creation of each painting offers infinite possibilities.


2007 MA in Fine Art Practice and Theory: Painting, Winchester School of
Art, Winchester, UK
2004 BFA Painting, Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea


Solo Exhibition:
2009 MIND THE GAP / Gallery Young, Seoul, Korea
2009 BLESSING / Moontree Gallery, Bournemouth, UK
2003 ATTRACTION / Theatre Choo Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Selected Exhibition:

2014 To the Stars on the Wings of Art(Bis ans Ende der Welt auf Fluegeln der Kunst), Castle Gabelhofen
Gallery, Curated by HF Contemporary Art London, Fohnsdorf, Austria

Candid Arts Exhibition, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK
2012 O Bang Saek KAA /Korean Cultural Centre UK, London, UK
The 5th 4482[SASAPARI] MAP THE KOREA / Oxo tower, Bargehouse, London, UK
EXCLUSIVE ASIAN ART Exhibition / HF Contemporary Art-London, Lauderdale House, London
2011 DELAYED SOJOURN KAA/ Korean Cultural Centre UK, London, UK
NO PLASTIC , 7th artists residency the styrianARTfoundation/HYPO Steiermark BANK Gallery, Graz, Austria
NordArt 2011, Kunstwerk Carlshütte (KIC Muesum), Büdelsdorf , Germany
NO PLASTIC 7th artists residency the StyrianARTfoundation/ ORF Steiermark, Graz, Austria
SPICE Asian Exhibition / HF Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Group Show and Gallery Week-end BERLINE 2011 / HF Contemporary Art - Berlin, Germany
The 4th 4482[SASAPARI] RHIZOSPHERE / Oxo tower Bargehouse, London, UK
HF Contemporary Art Group Show / HF Contemporary Art Gallery 2, Berlin, Germany
2010 Christmas Group Show / HF Contemporary Art Gallery 2, Berlin, Germany
New Works Festival Concert / John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK
-PhD Jee Soo Shin Composed Contemporary music inspired by White Blessing Series 2-2
Grand Opening Group Exhibition / HF Contemporary Art Gallery 2, Berlin, Germany
Invisible Bounds KAA / Korean Cultural Centre UK, London, UK
Artsdepot Open 2010 / Apthorp Gallery, London, UK
Pentland Finchley Community Festival Exhibition / Victoria Park, London, UK
Affordable Art Fair/ Patrick's Harvist Gallery, London, UK
Art Aution(St. Mary-at-Finchley Organ Appeal Charity No 1131595 ) / St. Mary Hall, London
4482-2010 Korean Contemporary Artists in London/ Oxo tower Bargehouse, London, UK
2009 Anniversary Ⅲ / Gallery Young, Seoul, Korea
Story of wedding / Gallery Gac, Seoul, Korea
2008 Chocolate Factory Open Studios/ Chocolate Factory Studios, London, UK
Spirit and Suit Joint Exhibition / The Link Gallery, Winchester, UK
2007 MA Degree Show / Winchester School of Art, Winchester, UK
Interim Show / Winchester School of Art,Winchester, UK
Childhood Memory Voyage WSA / Gallery Slaturhusið, Egilsstadir, Iceland
-Funded by Menningarrað Austurlands - Cultural Council of East Iceland:
2004 BFA Degree Show / Hong Ik University Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
2003 Go into Piano Forest /Polimedia Theater, Seoul, Korea

Artist in Residency:
2011 7. Styrian artists-exam, Topic: No Plastic, styrianARTfoundation, Graz, Austria

Awards / Grants:
2010 Artsdepot Open 2010 Competition Finalist

Commission/ Project:
2011 Wall painting for Director Seung Wan Ryoo Retrospective Exhibition, Korean Cultural Centre UK, London
2010 Wall painting for Director Sang Soo Hong Special Movie Exhibition, Korean Cultural Centre UK, London

Art Festival / Workshop:
2010 Korean Cultural Art Workshop, British Museum, London
2010 Themes Art Festival in London, Drawing Workshop, Korean Cultural Centre UK, London
2007 LungA International Art Festival Project, Seydisfjordur, Iceland
2007 ArtWorkshop in Borgarfjordur, Iceland
2007 Art Workshop in Egilsstadir School, Iceland
2004 Seoul Fringe Festival 2004, wall painting, Independent visual Art Festival, Seoul Korea

2011 re IMAGINE Contemporary Art, Artnow International Corporation, USA
2010 One World One Art, Artnow International Corporation, USA

2011 1 painting, StyrianARTfoundation, Graz, Austria
2003 3 paintings, Korea Church United Easter Service Commission, Seoul, Korea