Rho Eunjoo Korean, b. 1988
Rho Eunjoo reaches the medium of painting after passing through the stages of drawing, modeling and photography. Rho pays attention to the transfer of senses generated as the properties of the medium and material change. When modeling an object, the artist uses a material that can be easily touched with hands and flexibly transformed. For the artist, objects and spaces are not objects to be specifically reproduced, but are a medium that newly recognizes visual characteristics and evokes thought and attitudes in abstract terms in the process of recognizing them as a plane surface. As a result, the state of perception that flows and changes is recorded as a medium of painting. She deals with the idea of shape and space through multiple sensory decussation and finds the principles of composition and composition. Rho’s work seems to remain a subject of contemplation and begin at the moment of the gaze, it’s also tactile and marks the index beyond the surface. The index in her work, with many inexplicable elements, demonstrates its incomprehensibility and builds up tension in the viewer. Rho’s smooth and thin images, applies standard tactics that are faithful only to reproduction with the element of the matière unique to painting removed, producing intense and impossible landscape in the most neutral grey tones.
The Flexible BoundariesBae YoonHwan, Rho EunJoo, Kang CheolGyu, Lee UeSung, Rhee ChaeEun, Choi SooJung 12 January - 12 February 2022Gallery Baton is pleased to announce "The Flexible Boundaries", a group exhibition of works by 6 Korean artists, from 12th January to 12th February 2022 in Hannam-dong, Seoul.
This exhibition has an omnibus structure presenting each result of challenging, accepting and breaking limits by the six artists, Bae YoonHwan, Rho EunJoo, Kang CheolGyu, Lee UeSung, Rhee ChaeEun and Choi SooJung. What the audience could enjoy in the exhibition is a rhizomatic harmony achieved by different approaches; an extension and modification of fundamental limitations and properties of specific media (Choi SooJung, Lee UeSung); an investigation into possibilities of coexistence between fine art and particular messages (Bae YoonHwan, Kang CheolGyu, Rhee ChaeEun); a new alternative of painting’s performative procedures (Rho EunJoo).