A Highway Singer-Song Writer
My work is based on daily observations that I record first in diary form and then translate into large, semi-figurative oil paintings on canvas. Mundane events and everyday moments are depicted with large abstracted planes of color and bold, layered marks that evoke the subjectivity of my inner life. These instances and memories are cropped and arranged to focus on specific reflections that have been strongly etched into my consciousness. These moments are recorded and relived through painting, the result of which are works that reflect my personal history, and act as intimate journals and meditations on self-discovery.
Hiejin Yoo has exhibited internationally at galleries such as Half, Blum & Poe, Almine Rech, Paul Kasmin, Woaw, & Nino Mier.