Born in 1979 in Gwang ju, South Korea, Jung Yeon Min currently lives and works in Paris, France. Min began her art education at an arts high school in Korea, followed by four years at Hong Ik University in Seoul, and then three years at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris.
Influenced by Hieronymous Bosch, an early Netherlandish painter famous for his apocalyptic fantasies, Min denies any easy affiliation with the more recent influence of Surrealism, although she admits, “Bosch… put so much imagination in his works, it became a kind of pre-Surrealism.”
“Min’s works are highly imaginative and rich. One finds multiple worlds, the extraordinary and the realistic, notions of micro and macro, and manipulations of space and time in her work.”
To see more of Min’s work, visit Kashya Hildebrand Gallery.
Sources: Jolaine Frizell, Jonathan Goodman