vrijdag 18 oktober 2013

Photographs and Prints

                                                    The poem of seashore  2011 diverse size

                                                    The poem of seashore  2011

                                                    The poem of seashore  2011

                                                    The poem of seashore  2011
                                                       Rebirth  2010  110x80cm

                                                      Rebirth  2010  110x80cm

                                                      Rebirth  2010  110x80cm

                                          La poésie des sens  2005 110x80cm

                            And God said, there will light and there was light  2009 110x90cm
                       And God said, there will be light and there was light  2009   110x90    

                                          Portrait of young artist  2008  50x50cm

                                          Double portrait  A4

                                          Espace Eros, Phillips' bell  80x100cm

                                                      Anonymus  2009 110x 90cm

                                                        Korean Geisha  2009  80x60cm

                                                        Korean Geisha  2009  80x60cm



                                                    Book for the blind  2000

                                          Butter camera  2012

                                          The tape writer  2006

                                          Pearls for swine  2006

                                          Conversation with God  2009

                                          The memory of the future  2013

                                                    War child  2013

                                                    His memory was blue sky  2009

                                          Paradise lost  2010

                                                    Growing pain  2006

                                          Book object, Le bible  1998

                                          Book object, Goeth  2000

                                          Amulette d'amour  2013
                                          The pearls  2012

                                                    Espace Eros  2009

                                                        One I, one star, two I, two stars... 2007

                                                    Letters to God  2011-2012

                                          Écriture automatique  2012
                                          Walking insect  2013

                                                    Heart beating  2013

                                                    Omhulsels van verlaten leven  2013

                                          Book object  2000
                                                    Jesus Christ  2011

                                                    Robe électrique  2008

                                                    Father of pearl  2013  h: 210cm

mosaic works

                                                       Flying Dutch  2005

Mosaic cabinet 2004 h: 220 cm

                                                      Amore 2005 h: 80 cm

drawings on photographies

                                                    Shadow of dream  2006  30x40cm

                                                  Brother and I  2006  30x40cm

                                              spiritual I and physical I   2006    30x40 cm                                               

                                              my aunt and me and I    2006   30x40 cm

on the resting-place    2006   30x40 cm 

Lee Eun Young

Lee Eun Young (Pusan, South Korea, 1954) is a very special artist.
She works steady on an ever increasing oeuvre of great depth and impressive diversity.
Her artistic position is actually quite hard to describe as Eun Young’s attitude and oeuvre does not fit within any pigeonhole. She is a cross-over artist in the most sincere sense. In this respect her personal multicultural background and artistic identity might reflect this as well. Grown up in Korea, educated in Paris and working for quite some time now in The Netherlands, Eun Young produces original and non conformist, un-fashionable, lively and even humorous works with a most serious undertone.
Sometimes she takes position as a true autonomous artist, and then she feels quite well as an applied artist, fashion designer, poet and even performer. Creating and re-creating, based on a permanent search for identity, connections between now and then, here and there.

In her work Lee Eun Young goes back to her Korean, Confusianistic roots in which history, and especially family-history plays such an important role. In her assembly pieces she adds new layers to existing objects. That may be photographs from her personal past, ordinary everyday utensils of clothes. She revitalises these by various interventions. Elements in old photographs  are accentuated by adding contours or shades by pencil of with ink on transparent paper attached to the original picture.

Common appliances or objects (such as typewriters, bottles, toys, shoes or clothes, piggybanks) are covered up with leaf silver, foil, adhesive tape, needles and at one time even with margarine.

As an artist settled in The Netherlands, Eun Young shapes her personal history, past and present in an emotionally rich and most associative way. And not to forget, the enormous energy and pushing power she puts in her projects.

One of her last extraordinary and highly original projects is a series of installations, or rather inventions, in particular locations: the offices of Mayors of various Dutch cities. Offices that symbolize local history tradition and universal standards such as power and democracy: those offices are metaphors of public spaces that are usually kept closed and inaccessible for most inhabitants of those cities. With her objects, photo works, pieces of fashion or extravagant shoe-related designs intermingling with the usual rather formal office inventory Eun Young transforms these offices to subtle temporary installations: deranging, commenting, provocative, causing confusion and gaining praise.

Eun Young’s strength is her persistence and strict discipline, Together with her original mind and authentic talent to shape and reshape, forms this rich source with seems to produce a never-ending stream of personal, colourful, subtle and multilayered messages for the world. That makes her a very special and talented artist that deservers our interest and support.

Max Meijer
Former Director Museum of Modern Art Arnhem
Director of TiMe Amsterdam, art and heritage consultants

 CV (resume)

1981: "Synergism" Gallery St. Pétri, Lund, Sweden
1982: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1984: Installation, Museum of Modern Art Arnhem
1987: GBK, Museum Commandri St. Jan, Nijmegen
1989: “Pasolini” Museum of Modern Art Arnhem
1993: Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam
1997: “Old & New” and “ A world of difference”, Museum of Modern Art Arnhem
1998: “ In and Out” , Gatefoundation, Amsterdam
2000: “Photography” Museum of Modern Art Arnhem.
2002: “ Alhambra” Het Valkhof Museum, Nijmegen
2004-05: “Made in Arnhem” Historical Museum and Museum of Modern Art Arnhem
2005: “Human, Nature and Arts, Yushun Museum, China, “Environment and Art” Seoul
2006: “Sounding different”, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven,“Design Week” Istanbul
2007: ”Tradition” Installation, Essent, Arnhem
2008-2009: Installations, Project, “ The Mayors’ Chamber” 13 Mayors’s rooms in 13 Cityhalls in The Nethelands.
2010: The Sovereign European Art Prize, Barbican Art Center, London and Hodgson Loom
Gallery, Isle of Man, United Kingdom
2011-12: “Who is Afraid of Oriental Girls?” Espace Enny & Delta Lloyed, Amsterdam, Performance,”Free the freedom” Show Room, Arnhem
2012: “I CAN DO THAT”, Variable space, Chicago, USA, “Pearls” The Stedelijk Museum,
De Lakenhal, Leiden, “In Conversation” Elburg Museum
2013: "Bronbeek Project" Bronbeek Museum, Arnhem, 'wij in 2113' Espace Enny,“The Plain” The Cultural Museum, Beit Ha'ir, Tel Aviv and the Museums in Israel. 'Pere de perle' Beeldtuin, PAK, Gistel,Belgium

Collection: Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem
Het Valkhof Museum, Nijmegen
Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven
Department of Education, EduArt in Gelderland in NL

Nomination: Buhrman Ubbens Paper Prize
Made in Arnhem, MIA, Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem
Short listed in Sovereign European Art Prize, London