YANG Yooyun’s atmospheric and enigmatic paintings are cloaked in darkness and explore the emotional states of people; with scenes conveying existential thoughts and feelings of solitude. YANG frequently conceals faces and subtly captures intimate moments. By using shadow and composition to create distance between the viewer and the subject, the artist articulates a sense of isolation in what she describes as this ‘age of anxiety’.
YANG has had solo exhibitions at Amado Art Space, Seoul, Korea; CHAPTER II, Seoul; Gallery Bundo, Deagu; Night Gallery, LA; OCI Museum of Art, Seoul; and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Her work has been featured in group shows at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Cheongju, Korea; Tina Kim Gallery, NY; and Ulsan Art Museum, Ulsan. She also has been participated in the 58th Carnegie International (Carnegie Museum of Art, PA) and the 8th Chongkundang Yesuljisang (Sejong Museum of Art, Seoul).