JAEJOON JANG

I explore collective references and challenge conceptual understanding. My work is simple, intuitive, and
light, but still humorous and poetic.


Using the ready-made(found object) is a similar transition of what we can see in writing a poem. I am
interested in the fact that the different kinds of experiences people have in life and therefore attribute to objects. To
me, the ready-made with connotations and narratives is very inspiring.


With my careful and deliberate use of everyday materials, I transform familiar objects into sources of
surprise and humor. These interventions can be so subtle that the artist’s gesture can hardly be detected, but, upon
contemplation, each object can be found to isolate its own moment in which a small experience, phenomenon or
reflection occurs. Socio-political, philosophical, and scientific associations abound through the open metaphors and
potential narratives created by my light, witty touch.


I live and work in Brooklyn, NY and Baltimore, MD. I completed an M.F.A. and B.F.A. at the Maryland
Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Before studying art, I studied mechanical engineering in Hongik university,
Seoul, South Korea. I participated in the Vermont Studio Center Residency (VT), MASS MoCA Residency (MA),

Carrie Able Gallery Artists In Residence (NY) and NYFA Immigrant Artist Program.

 
 
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