ARTIST

Defibrillator

2019-2020
150 x 266.3 cm
Oil on canvas

조현화랑 JOHYUN GALLERY
진 마이어슨
Jin MEYERSON
작가 전시이력 Exhibition History

2019 Unlimited Access (and alternative webs), Noblesse Collection, Seoul, Korea
2018 Before the Beginning and After the End, Pearl Lam Gallery, Pedder Bldg. HK
2017 A Nexus of Art and Architecture, Zaha Hadid 520W Building, New York, USA
2017 Jin Meyerson Recent work, George Haddad Art, New York, USA
2016 No Direction Home, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea

작가설명

인천에서 태어나 다섯 살 때 미국으로 입양되어 뉴욕에서 성장한 진마이어슨은 회화를 전공하고 뉴욕, 파리, 홍콩을 거쳐 현재 서울에서 작업하고 있다. 그는 이국에서 느낀 스스로의 정체성에 대한 의문과 주변 환경이 안겨준 혼돈 자체를 왜곡시킨 다양한 레이어로 표현해온 작업을 선보여왔다. 잡지, TV, 사진 등 흔히 접할 수 있는 다양한 매체들을 통해 무작위로 추출한 군중, 자연, 건물, 기계 등의 이미지를 포토샵으로 조합, 변형, 왜곡한 후 거대한 규모의 캔버스에 유화로 세밀하게 그려낸다. 작가 특유의 기묘한 색감들로 뒤덮여 있는 이미지는 추상과 형상, 표면과 심연 등 대조적인 효과를 한 화면에 담고 있으며 작가가 20여년 간 3개의 대륙, 19개의 도시를 거쳐오면서 느꼈던 다양한 경험과 정서와 감정이 녹아있다. 2003년 데이비드 헌트에게 발탁되어 뉴욕 LFL갤러리(LFL Gallery)에서의 첫 개인전 이후 2004년 찰스 사치(Charles Saatchi)가 그의 작품을 다수 구매하여 전시한 사실이 알려지면서 각광받기 시작했다. 그의 작품은 미국 뉴욕 솔로몬구겐하임미술관(Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), 필라델피아 미술관(Philadelphia Museum of Art), 런던 사치컬렉션(Saatchi Collection), 첼시미술관(Chelsea Art Museum) 등 다수의 유명 갤러리를 비롯하여 명망 높은 개인 컬렉션에 소장되어 있다.

Artist Description

Jin Meyerson was born in Incheon, Korea, and was adopted by an American family at the age of five. He grew up in New York, and after studying painting, he worked as an artist in various cities around the world including New York, Paris, and Hong Kong, and currently lives and works in Seoul. Living in foreign countries, Meyerson has continuously questioned and doubted his identity, and his surroundings were nothing less of a source of chaos. This sense of bewilderment became the subject of his art, which he distorted into various layers that compose his paintings. From various easily-accessible sources such as magazines, TV, and photos, Meyerson randomly gathers images of crowds, nature, buildings, and machines. He then uses Photoshop to combine, transform, and distort the images, and paints his highly-detailed digital composition with oil on canvas. His paintings, easily identified by its eerie color combinations, merge contrasting effects — abstraction and representation; flat surface and the sense of depth — onto one canvas, melding the countless experiences and sentiments he felt over his 20 years of traveling and living in 19 cities across three continents. Meyerson caught David Hunt’s eye in 2003 and was given a solo show at New York’s LFL Gallery in the same year. Subsequently, in 2004, the news spread that Charles Saatchi had purchased and exhibited many of his works and he was thrust into the limelight. Meyerson’s works have been collected by major galleries and are included