Based in Seoul, Korea, Yeondoo Jung is one of the most prominent Asian artists of our day and also one of my favorites. The exploration of reality versus illusion or memory permeates his work and Jung constantly drives to remind viewers that art is illusion.
Shown everywhere from MoMa, Savannah College of Art and Design and the National Art Museum of China to various biennials all across the globe, he is the recipient of such high honors as the 2007 Artist of the Year from the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul.
One of Jung’s most-loved works, Wonderland, centers around the re-creation of children’s drawings. After months of collecting over 1,000 crayon creations, Jung carefully selected a few and transformed the images into real photographs. Below are some of the choice pieces from this project.
And if you like this, check out an interview with Jung here.