Kyung Jeon "Belle Rascal"

Tina Kim Gallery

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For her second solo exhibition with the gallery, Jeon has chosen an approach that evokes her process – exhibiting a selection of small works, preparatory drawings, and pages from her sketchbook alongside two fully-realized large-scale paintings.

Drawing influences from such disparate sources as children's fairytales, traditional Korean genre painting, and the eccentric worlds of Henry Darger and Hieronymus Bosch, Jeon's works explore in-depth issues of portraiture and narrative. The mural-sized Little Persons, Big Steps and A Weeping Willow (both 2009) offer sweeping vistas of seemingly fantastical lands. Elaborately-rendered, these locales are inhabited by diminutive characters, deliberately simplified to function as archetypes of male or female, adult or child, who play out various scenarios in a full spectrum of emotion. Allegorical microcosms in-and-of themselves, these works are balanced by Jeon's smaller paintings and drawings which focus more intently on individual characters and themes.



from June 03, 2010 to July 03, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-06-03 from 18:00 to 20:00


Kyung Jeon

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