Jinnie Seo USA, b. 1963
Jinnie Seo has received B.A. in biology from New York University, and studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan before receiving M.F.A. from New York University, New York. She lives and works in Seoul. Her site-specific projects cross borders between drawing/painting and sculpture/installation, and construct experiential spaces that are interwoven with personal memories and the commonality of human experiences. Aesthetics of the past and the present as well as the usage of disparate materials and methods are employed to heighten an understanding of time and space.
Seo creates a visionary landscape of her mind delving into certain sensibilities of emotions dwelling in her consciousness. Her creative approach starts with the rhythmic interplay of hand gestures, which movement tells intimate stories unfurling from her memories. The course of her methodology includes carefully unwinding strands of emotions forming a series of visual lexicons and ultimately materializing them in the realm of reality. An emotion is a state of intuitive feeling derived from experiences stemming from one’s surrounding space or interrelationship with others. These salient points trigger the immersive spatial and temporal transformation of the exhibition space encapsulating her core idea of on-site installation works. By constructing experiential space interwoven with personal memories, she shares her visualized emotion with the viewers and invites them to have their own experiences of consciousness.