Yeon Ju (she/her)
RGI Graduate Award
“I see a canvas as a letter delivering my feelings. Painting starts with memories and imaginative stories related to love.
For me, love is eventually sad because it is about throwing yourself into something you do not know. I speak about the firm existence of love and time/space that we have passed through together, even though, in reality, the particular relationship has gone. I investigate the delay or inconsistency between reality and outside of reality.
My work depicts a moment of hallucination including a mixture of feelings with tears by showing rich dynamics and capricious changes of emotions through lines.”
Yeon Ju(B.1995) is a Korean artist based in Glasgow. She graduated from Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Korea in Sociology.
She was shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021, London, a finalist for the D31 Art Prize 2021, Doncaster and longlisted for Articovery Emerging Artist Awards, Seoul. She engaged in 180 remote residency, New York, USA(Virtual). She participated several group shows; ‘Rabbit skin’, Glue Factory, Glasgow, 2020 / ‘Locked-down but not broken’, D31 Gallery, Doncaster, UK, 2021 (virtual) / ‘Concept 21’ Festival, GSASA, Glasgow, UK, 2021 (virtual) / ‘TSDAP & Vane Spring Exhibition 2021’, Vane Gallery, Newcastle, UK, 2021 (virtual)
Upcoming show – ‘The Alternative Degree Show’, Skypark, Glasgow, UK (7th – 13th July)