Jiwon Jung

MA work

I am interested in creating visual experiences to invite the viewer to contemplate the world of colour and form.

Most of my work combines personal narrative with fantasy, memory and abstracted shapes.  I am particularly interested in the repetition of circles as the symbol of a being which represents a living character in my works. I am also interested in human nature, landscape and abstraction which transform into everyday objects or symbols in my work.

As a former Painting student at the RCA who transferred to Visual Communication, I have combined my painting skills with narratives and  publication to generate my works across platforms.

Info

  • Jiwon Jung Profile
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Visual Communication, 2014

  • I am a South Korean artist, based in London and Seoul. My work varies from painting (which is my background) to narrative explorations.

    I am interested in creating visual experiences to invite the viewer to contemplate the world of colour and form.

    For me, the act of making art is a powerful communication tool that can act as a bridge between unconsciousness and reality, and the most satisfying way of communicating with and reacting to society.

    In my work, I want to create a psychological space that feels familiar yet unfamiliar at the same time.  Most of my work combines personal narrative with fantasy, memory and abstracted shapes.  I am particularly interested in the repetition of circles and I am also interested in human nature, landscape and abstraction which transform into everyday objects or symbols in my work. I create my work using mixed-media, such as  paint, collage and graphite. I also use the images to create narratives in picture book form.

     As a former Painting student at the RCA who transferred to Visual Communication in my second year to broaden my experience, I have combined my painting skills with narratives and  publications to generate works across multiple platforms.

  • Degrees

  • BFA Fine Arts: Painting, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2008
  • Experience

  • Artist, Brush with Hope Project, MTree, Mombas, Kenya, 2013; Researcher, Design Education and Culture Team, Seoul Design Center, 2012-13; Illustrator, Bundang Woori Church, Seongnam, South Korea, 2011-12; Internship, FlatFile Galleries, Chicago, 2007
  • Exhibitions

  • Rough Circle, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, 2014; Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2014 ; Film Orchestra Concert Exhibition, Royal College of Music, London, 2013 (RCM-RCA collaboration); Darkness Visible, Sculpture Project Space, London, 2011(in collaboration with the University of Cambridge); RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, 2010; BFA Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2008
  • Awards

  • Runner Up, TATE Christmas Card Design Competition, 2014 ; Selected Artist, 31st JoongAng Fine Art Prize, 2009; Nippon Steel USA Presidential Award SAIC, 2007