This world we live in is not always beautiful. It is louder than calm, it is cluttered rather than organized, and sometimes it collides rather than peaceful. Through this deceiving survival, we call the peaceful and beautiful world beyond the flow of despair as “nirvana”(pᾱra). The paintings contain the expression of the world that we cannot find in the present time and dimension with an environment, visually similar to the unknown forest. It also shows us the tranquility of all of us, the emotions and desires for beauty through my artworks.
The paintings deliver a new concept of beauty in the world. The artworks express the reality and other ideal world through my works with the desire to protect the pure and beautiful world and to share the tranquility and healing that nature can give to the audience.
In the paintings, there are beautiful girls surrounded by mysterious animals in a mystic forest or with mermaids in the water. The forests and waters they live in are mysterious and pure spaces that we cannot invade in reality. It is closed to a paradise and a spiritual space. With imagination, I depicted the imaginary world with water, wind, air, and heaven as cosmic and weightless space, and expressed the world full of flowers and fragrance.
About the Artist..
Born in Seoul, Korea in 1984 and raised and educated in Sydney, Australia, Yeah Gean graduated from the College of Fine Art at University of New South Wales, majored in Design. She worked as a designer in an Australian jewellery company for a year and one day she decided to see the world. She travelled 29 countries and 40 cities for 5 years, working as an international cabin crew. Currently, she is based in Seoul, Korea, working as a full-time artist. From her cosmopolitan life style, the artworks are inspired by semi-consciously created ‘after-images’ that are based on feelings and memories of cities where she has travelled before.
Yeahgean shows a great interest of abstract and portrait painting as the list of her influential artists includes Klimt, Egon Schiele, Alphonse Mucha and Jackson Pollock.
2017University of Liverpool, Applied psychology, Master of Science graduated
2008 University of New South Wales, College of Fine Art (COFA), Bachelor of Design, graduated
2005 Seoul National University, College of Fine art, Bachelor of Design, attended as an exchange student
2016 Korean Pop Art Award, Creative artist prize
2017, Nov. ‘The forest of nirvana’, Gallery Knot, Seoul
2017, Mar. ‘Something about beauty’ @ Kaffee Pot, Bucheon
2016, Nov. ‘After-image’ @ Bandi café gallery, Seoul
2018.03 Kyungmin Contemporary Art Museum, Gyeong-gi
2018.02 Eunpyeong Yonsei
2017.12 The light of firefly, Gallery bandi
2017.11 First collecting experience exhibition, Ecorock gallery, Seoul
2017.10 Rooftop Festival, Sewoon district, Seoul
2017.09 Rooftop Festival, Eun-Pyeong share organization, Seoul
2017, Aug. ‘Edo Gong Gan’. Gallery Ilho, Seoul
2017, July. ‘Legot: Korean Pop Art’, Korean Cultural Center, Shanghai
2017, April. ‘Catalogue Raisonne’ Ecorock Gallery, Seoul
2017, Mar. ‘Spring, again’ Ecorock Gallery, Seoul
2017, Mar. Korea Style Week Collection Fair, Coex exhibition hall, Seoul
2017, Jan. ‘See Spring’, Gallery Mac, Mapo Art Center, Seoul
2017, Jan. Gallery Ilho, Seoul
2016, Oct. Pop Art Festival @ Naru Art Center, Seoul
2016, Oct. World Street Dance Festival Outdoor art exhibition, Seoul
2016, May. ‘Youth II’ @ Alpha Gallery, Seoul
2015, May. ‘Nothing is new everything’ @ Space 8, Brussel
2007 COFA Annual Exhibition @ COFA, University of New South Wales, Sydney
International Art Fair
2018 Asia Contemporary Art Show in Hong Kong
2017 Hong Kong Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong
2017 Singapore Affordable Art Fair, Singapore
The Guide Artist Magazine Release Issue 01 March 2017 edited by Ramon A. Oliva