Yoojean Chung

YoojeanWithin all of us, feelings – raw and unthought- remain, chaotically mingled together.
I have firmly believed that it is only within these feelings that what we can rightfully deem as “truth” resides. The indistinct, amorphous emotions within us only through persistent inner exploration and seeking will come to form a clear outline and will ultimately culminate into truth, into concrete knowledge. Everything else that occurs on the outer surface is only a display a pretending to know it is, at best, merely an outermost layer of a truth, unrelated to inner realizations.

However, despite of everything I have previously said, due to some remarkable logic and reason, art (not just confined to the visual form) does this, it conveys even to the most unassuming strangers this incommunicable truth that is supposed to be concealed deep within our most private realms, and it stands as the only way capable of doing this. Thus, I believe art in its highest form to be that which is a direct translation of the artist’s innermost ego, allowing the viewers to take a glimpse of this otherwise unattainable truth in the exterior world that we dwell in. It is this secondary enlightenment that I wish to provoke within others someday and what I seek by pursuing art.



Tears Within, 2014
Watercolor on paper
15 x 20 inches (38.1 x 50.8 cm)


Under the Straw Hat, 2014
Pencil on paper
10 x 17 inches (25.4 x 43.2 cm)


Concealed, 2014
Watercolor and charcoal on paper
11 1/2 x 18 inches (29.2 x 45.7 cm)


Gaze, 2014
Pencil on paper
10 1/2 x 14 inches (26.7 x 35.6 cm)