In Desperation

Upside Down

Inyoung Seoung

My intention in this drawing series was to focus on the relationship between individuals and society. I sought to communicate with the audience through my installation works and people find themselves actually corresponding with their unconsciousness in my installation space. My drawing works are also meant to represent each individual’s uniqueness. Differ from the installation, drawing works on canvas could be shifted to the collector’s space and be part of their daily life. Then they would feel different inspiration each day that bring their unconsciousness to live, which almost works as a language.

Previous to this collection, I worked on figure drawing that shows sentimental movement of people for several years. One day, I was so admired by the fact that none of the trees in my back yard are shaped the same. Then I realized we never think of the beauty in each individuals and uniqueness except we just name them all as ‘tree’. ‘Unconscious’ series was established by thinking that the same theory can be applied to us, human. Trees contain endless exclusive patterns that wouldn’t show at least we cautiously gaze at it. Likewise, if we pay little more attention to each other’s uniqueness, it would be much easier for us to respect individuals as how they are than to have stereotyped thought toward their label.

Furthermore, I related the tree branches to our unconscious desires. People are constantly reaching for the better status in this world and I saw that in branches, reaching to get sources for photosynthesis. The lines symbolizing branches meets with each other in some points, this represents how we interact with individuals in our life while desiring.

BFA in Sculpture Major, Hong-Ik University, Seoul Korea, 1997

2014 “streams of Unconscious”, Monmouth sole Exhibition, Lincroft, NJ
2014 “The Unconscious Mind”, Elga Wimmer-Hyun, New York, NY
2014 “unconscious Conscious Small Work”, Edward Hooper House, Nyack, NY
2014 “impulse”, Chashama, New York, NY
2012 “Unconscious to Conscious”, Green point Gallery, Green point, NY
2010 “Interlude”, Space Womb, Long Island City, NY

2014 Dumbo Art Festival
2014 “KPM Gala”, Nabi Museum of Arts, Teaneck, NJ
2014 “New Era”, Jersey City Hall, Jersey City, NJ
2013 “Between”, Los Angeles, CA
2013 “Walk”, Flushing Town Hall, New York, NY
2013 “I came So Far for Beauty”, Riverside Gallery, Hackensack, NJ
2013 “Exhibition Imago Mundi”.a collateral Event of 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Foundazione Querini Stampalia, Italy
2013 “Seulwon”, Gala Exhibition, Asia Society Museum, New York, NY
2013 “Speak with Line”, Bennet Gallery, Englewood, NJ
2013 “Artist from Republic of Korea”, Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY
2012 “Woman Power”, Galley Chun, Queens, NY
2012 “Line by ten artists”, Riverside Gallery, Hackensack, NJ
2012 Group Exhibition, Elga Wimmer PCC Gallery, New York, NY
2012 Hong-ik university graduate show, HO Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Group Exhibition, Green Point Gallery Winner, Green Point, NY
2010 “Conscious behind unconscious”, Gallery Korea, New York, NY
2010 Postcard Exhibition, Space Womb, Long Island City, NY
2010 Group Exhibition, Green Point Gallery, Green Point, NY
2003 ‘Mouth to Mouth’, Installation, History Museum, Staten Island, NY
2003 Installation, Space World Gallery, Long Island City, NY
2003 “No Parking”, Installation, SIIAS, New York, Culture Center, Los Angeles, LA
2002 Installation, Queens College, Queens, NY
1999 “Speak with’, Installation, New York, NY
1998 “walk on Color”, Installation, The Horse Festival, Seoul, Korea
1997 “Drunk”, Installation, Duk Won Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2012 Holoscopic, Tape. Page, Seoul, Korea
2010 Gallery Korea 2010, Korean Cultural Service, New York, NY 

2014 Monmouth Museum, Selected as one of six artists for the NJ Emerging Artists Series, Lincroft, NJ
2014 Edward Hooper House, Selected Artist of Month, Nyack, NY
2014 Chashama Grants, New York, NY
2011 Green Point Gallery Winner Prize, Green point, NY
2010 Gallery Korea of Korean Cultural Service, Selected Artist, New York, NY
1996 Scholarship in Art Sculpture