Lee Jung

 

presented by ONE AND J. Gallery

 

 

Born 1972 in Seoul Korea

 

 

The artist Lee Jung’s works address the fact that identity is a relative concept defined by the “gaze of others” dominated by stereotypes of mainstream culture. Her “Bordering North Korea” works use the mysterious and beautiful landscapes of North Korea. Her insertion of North Korean propaganda onto the images emphasize the tragic reality of North Korea as one of the “strangest” places in the East.

 

The artist currently lives and works in Seoul, KoreaShe completed her M.A. in Photography from the Royal College of Art, UK.  She also received her B.A. with honors in Photography from Kent Institute of Art & Design, UK and a B.A. with honors in Mass Communication & Journalism from Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea.  She participated in the Chaotic Harmony exhibition at the Houston Museum of Fine Art as well as group exhibition “Writing Paintings, Painting Words,” at the Seoul Museum of Art. 

 

 


Lee Jung, Bordering North Korea 15, 2008, C-type Print, 102 x 127 cm