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Heeseop Yoon created a large-scale public mural using her unique technique of rendering portraits of chaos using black masking tape on Mylar. Her mural is in Philadelphia’s iconic Italian Market, where she took a series of photographs and created a composition based on objects and personal items found in the neighborhood. Yoon portrays society through humanity’s accumulation of objects and the resulting clutter of consumption. Her technique does not employ traditional materials such as brushes or paint, and thereby pushes the possibilities of muralism.
Heeseop Yoon’s artwork deals with memory and perception within cluttered spaces. She begins by photographing interiors such as basements, workshops, and storage spaces: places where everything is jumbled and time becomes ambiguous without the presence of people. From these photographs she constructs a view and then draws freehand without erasing, creating drawings, collages, and large-scale installations. As she correct "mistakes," the work results in double or multiple lines, reflecting how her perception has changed over time. Yoon holds a BFA from Chung-Ang University, Seoul and an MFA from City College of New York. Her selected solo exhibitions include the John and June Allcott Gallery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Smack Mellon, New York; Arario Seoul, Seoul, Korea; and Triple Candie, New York.
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Heeseop Yoon Workshop and Live Demo - October 29
Still-life with Flower, © 2015 Heesop Yoon. 906 League St, Philadelphia, PA. Photo by Steve Weinik.
Heeseop Yoon explores the Italian Market to look for walls. Photo by Steve Weinik.