Yumi Song

Gwang-ju, Korea, Republic of

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I work to create spatial depth and illusion by drawing repeated lines. The act of endless drawing is done as a way of practice, dance, and meditation. I repeat the overlapping strokes by connecting spirals with drawing materials, such as graphite and colored pencils, along with oil or acrylic paints. I start by drawing thinly and softly, and continue to build up. In this way, a space as deep as the universe is created on the plane. The hidden and immanent images created by the intersection of lines become tens of thousands of shapes through the viewer's eyes. They carry multidimensional meanings, which my paintings expand. The reason for repeatedly drawing curves is the discovery of new images and a spiritual leap beyond technological development. The spirals look like repetitive circular motions, but at a new starting point they represent a dialectic that goes up one step. Cubes also appear frequently in my paintings. They sometimes take the form of a self-portrait. However, the hexahedron symbolizes a future that has not yet been revealed. It looks transparent, but you cannot see what is inside. My actions are like a meditation between the conscious and the unconscious. Although engaged in contemplation, my mind is always awake during the whole process. The position, rhythm, force, and speed of the line have sensitive standards that are set at every moment. I create a dimension of time and space that is as infinite as the universe, I imagine swimming in it, and draw lines on the canvas in free play. Envisioning a greater time and space beyond the unknown depths of the sea or huge rugged mountains is a longing for freedom. Finite human beings experience the freedom of infinity through imagination. As I draw a line, I picture myself flying toward infinity like Zhuangzi’s Peng bird, soaring thousands of feet on a single flap of wings.
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ag_artist_statement : This is the statement of the artist for the 2021 solo exhibition. (Imagination of infinity) If we can develop our imagination infinitely, how free can the human mind be? If I can create an infinite space in a painting, how much can a person viewing a painting imagine? At infinity, everything is said to be possible. If you do it infinitely until it is possible, you will be right because nothing is impossible. Drawing countless repetitive lines on the screen and imagining infinity is probably a longing for freedom. The lines drawn above the line push the lines below and expand the space. If I repeat like that, the space of the painting becomes deeper. The repetition of actions leads me to the entrance of the painting somewhere between the conscious and the unconscious. The space in front of me where the end is unknown... . I imagine becoming a phoenix and flying through infinity. In a place where there is no end of time and space, it soars thousands of feet on one flap, swirls and flies freely. When I think of the world as finite, the space and time in which I can fly become finite. If a painter can imagine infinity and express infinite space in a painting, the audience standing in front of the painting will be able to freely fly there with the artist. I want my imagination to be your freedom and draw a line again on the line. Create an infinite space.
ag_biography : I was born in the seaside city of Mok-po, South Korea. I was influenced by my father, who was a painter and teacher. I majored in art education at Chon-nam National University and received my master's degree in painting at the graduate school of Cho-sun University. I wrote a thesis on the subject of 'Study on image expansion through lines and actions of the drawing'. Currently living in Gwang-ju, South Korea, while teaching art at an art high school, I draw abstract paintings with lines. I have long learned calligraphy and traditional martial arts to express powerful lines.
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ag_awards : * Award 2020. 36th Mu-deung Art Competition Excellence Award
ag_exhibitions : 9 Solo Exhibitions – Selection 2021. ‘Imagination of Infinity’ (Sansu Art Museum, Gwangju) 2020. 'The beginning' (Art Space House, Gwangju) 2020. ‘Memories of Senses’ (Verjadang Gallery, Sunchang) 2019. 'Nostalgia' (Invitational Exhibition of Old Book Gallery, Damyang) 2019. 'Boulogne Forest' (Gallery La Boncho Daejeon, Gwangju) 2018. 'Time for Communication' (Invitational Exhibition of Jamwol Museum, Hampyeong) 2013. ‘Yumi Song’ (Hankuk Museum of Art, Seoul) * About 100 group exhibitions – selected 2021. ‘London Art Biennale’ (Old Town Hall, Chelsea, London, UK) 2020. ‘GSAF, Gwangju Social Art Festival’ (Gwangju Civic Center Plaza, Gwangju) 2020. ‘Art Gwangju 20 Festival’ (Gwan-Seon-jae Gallery, Gwangju) 2020. Mudeung Art Festival (Mudeung Gallery, Gwangju) 2020. 'Embers' (Soso Museum, Hwasun) 2020. Gwangju, Jeonnam Female Artist Invitational Exhibition (Mokdam Museum of Art, Gwangju) 2019. Everest International School Invitational Art Exhibition (Everest International School, Vietnam) 2019. Korea-China Exchange Exhibition (Lu Xun School, China) 2019. ‘Lantern of Love, 36 Years of Art Sharing Exhibition’ (Geumnam-ro Branch, Gwangju Museum of Art) 2019. 13th anniversary special exhibition ‘Shin Zhao Hanoi’ (Invitational Exhibition of Jamwol Museum of Art, Hampyeong) 2019. Formative 21 ‘In Search of the Breath of Gwangju Cultural Heritage’ (U-Square Kumho Gallery, Gwangju) 2019. Scarf Art Fair (Lotte Hotel Sogong-dong, Seoul) 2018. ‘Art: Gwangju: 18’ Private Booth Exhibition (Kim Dae-jung Convention Center, Gwangju) 2018. Gwangju-Jeonnam Women Artists Association regular exhibition ‘Come through the heart’ (Geumnam-ro Branch of Gwangju Museum of Art) 2017. Spring Sonata Exhibition (Jamwol Museum of Art Invitational Exhibition, Hampyeong) 2017. A beautiful citizen walks through the maze (Soam Art Museum, Gwangju) 2015. Fukuoka South Korea Art Exchange Exhibition (Hita Gallery, Fukuoka, Japan) 2015. Our Beautiful Hangeul Exhibition (Mudeung Museum of Modern Art, Gwangju) 2015. International exchange exhibition at the World Calligraphy Culture and Art Exhibition (Jungnak Hotel Gallery, Henam, China) 2014. Korea-Japan Fan Exchange Exhibition (Kyoto Gallery, Japan)
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The mixed media artwork of Korean artist Yumi Song is rooted in childhood nostalgia. Song summons fond memories of the city where she grew up, Mokpo, a cozy city embraced by the sea and the mountains. Song recalls the scent of her father’s oil paintings and doodling under the warm sunlight, often going out to stand by the dark blue sea to embrace the tidal flats. These feelings, along with various Korean cultures and traditions like dance, martial arts, and calligraphy, color Song’s art. Her rhythmic works evoke the curves of martial arts and draw upon the approaches of calligraphy and meditation, bursting with movement and dynamism.

The repetition of spirals and curves in her work connect the historical past to the present and the future. Song recruits the idea of history’s linearity and its development in waves. She impresses the influence of her own hand to evoke this within her mixed media creations. Song has held numerous group and solo exhibitions of her work, which she has been practicing and adapting for over twenty years, and she is a member of both the Korean Fine Art Association and the Gwangju-Jeonnam Women Artists Association. She was also chosen for the final London Art Biennale Selection in 2021 and has won many artistic awards in Korea, including the Mudeung Art Competition Excellence Award. She explores the tenor and character of lines and forms in a manner unique to her experiences and inspirations, such that she reveals entirely new iterations of form not seen in another artist’s work.


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ag_cv/_resume : CV Graduated from Chosun University, Master of Fine Arts Graduated from Chonnam National University, Department of Art Education * 9 Solo Exhibitions – Selection 2021. ‘Imagination of Infinity’ (Sansu Art Museum, Gwangju) 2020. 'The beginning' (Art Space House, Gwangju) 2020. ‘Memories of Senses’ (Verjadang Gallery, Sunchang) 2019. 'Nostalgia' (Invitational Exhibition of Old Book Gallery, Damyang) 2019. 'Boulogne Forest' (Gallery La Boncho Daejeon, Gwangju) 2018. 'Time for Communication' (Invitational Exhibition of Jamwol Museum, Hampyeong) 2013. ‘Yumi Song’ (Hankuk Museum of Art, Seoul) * About 100 group exhibitions – selected 2021. ‘London Art Biennale’ (Old Town Hall, Chelsea, London, UK) 2020. ‘GSAF, Gwangju Social Art Festival’ (Gwangju Civic Center Plaza, Gwangju) 2020. ‘Art Gwangju 20 Festival’ (Gwan-Seon-jae Gallery, Gwangju) 2020. Mudeung Art Festival (Mudeung Gallery, Gwangju) 2020. 'Embers' (Soso Museum, Hwasun) 2020. Gwangju, Jeonnam Female Artist Invitational Exhibition (Mokdam Museum of Art, Gwangju) 2019. Everest International School Invitational Art Exhibition (Everest International School, Vietnam) 2019. Korea-China Exchange Exhibition (Lu Xun School, China) 2019. ‘Lantern of Love, 36 Years of Art Sharing Exhibition’ (Geumnam-ro Branch, Gwangju Museum of Art) 2019. 13th anniversary special exhibition ‘Shin Zhao Hanoi’ (Invitational Exhibition of Jamwol Museum of Art, Hampyeong) 2019. Formative 21 ‘In Search of the Breath of Gwangju Cultural Heritage’ (U-Square Kumho Gallery, Gwangju) 2019. Scarf Art Fair (Lotte Hotel Sogong-dong, Seoul) 2018. ‘Art: Gwangju: 18’ Private Booth Exhibition (Kim Dae-jung Convention Center, Gwangju) 2018. Gwangju-Jeonnam Women Artists Association regular exhibition ‘Come through the heart’ (Geumnam-ro Branch of Gwangju Museum of Art) 2017. Spring Sonata Exhibition (Jamwol Museum of Art Invitational Exhibition, Hampyeong) 2017. A beautiful citizen walks through the maze (Soam Art Museum, Gwangju) 2015. Fukuoka South Korea Art Exchange Exhibition (Hita Gallery, Fukuoka, Japan) 2015. Our Beautiful Hangeul Exhibition (Mudeung Museum of Modern Art, Gwangju) 2015. International exchange exhibition at the World Calligraphy Culture and Art Exhibition (Jungnak Hotel Gallery, Henam, China) 2014. Korea-Japan Fan Exchange Exhibition (Kyoto Gallery, Japan) * Award 2020. 36th Mu-deung Art Competition Excellence Award
ag_web_statement : I work to create spatial depth and illusion by drawing repeated lines. The act of endless drawing is done as a way of practice, dance, and meditation. I repeat the overlapping strokes by connecting spirals with drawing materials, such as graphite and colored pencils, along with oil or acrylic paints. I start by drawing thinly and softly, and continue to build up. In this way, a space as deep as the universe is created on the plane. The hidden and immanent images created by the intersection of lines become tens of thousands of shapes through the viewer's eyes. They carry multidimensional meanings, which my paintings expand. The reason for repeatedly drawing curves is the discovery of new images and a spiritual leap beyond technological development. The spirals look like repetitive circular motions, but at a new starting point they represent a dialectic that goes up one step. Cubes also appear frequently in my paintings. They sometimes take the form of a self-portrait. However, the hexahedron symbolizes a future that has not yet been revealed. It looks transparent, but you cannot see what is inside. My actions are like a meditation between the conscious and the unconscious. Although engaged in contemplation, my mind is always awake during the whole process. The position, rhythm, force, and speed of the line have sensitive standards that are set at every moment. I create a dimension of time and space that is as infinite as the universe, I imagine swimming in it, and draw lines on the canvas in free play. Envisioning a greater time and space beyond the unknown depths of the sea or huge rugged mountains is a longing for freedom. Finite human beings experience the freedom of infinity through imagination. As I draw a line, I picture myself flying toward infinity like Zhuangzi’s Peng bird, soaring thousands of feet on a single flap of wings.
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