Yejin Yoo (b. Seoul, Korea) uses the digital space as a continuum of a studio practice that is based on individual and emotional expressions. In the virtual lab, she mixes ingredients of physical textures/marks with illusions/illuminating pixelations to create a visual catalyst that prompts an energetic shift for herself and other viewers.
The subject of her photos varies from her paintings/art objects to animate/inanimate beings, other natural elements and everyday environments. These images are juxtaposed as a way to articulate a process or a just-around-the-corner thought linked with sensory memories. She works toward making visible digital and physical qualities of the pictures where the immateriality of digital aesthetics — noise, blurriness, inverted color, enlarged pixelation — amplifies the materiality of the imagery. Her desire to create is linked with the intuiting through eyes where the tension of aesthetic paradox gives rise to a sense of movement and affirmation of life. In a similar vein, the chemistry of sensory dialectics, such as complementary color/temperature/speed, is often present in her work to create perceptual elasticity and fluidity, to be balanced in the eyes of the beholder.
Yejin Yoo received BFA and MFA with an emphasis in painting and installation, and MPS Art Therapy from School of Visual Arts, NY. She lives and works in Brooklyn NY making art and facilitating creative arts therapy and holistic support groups for non-profit organizations.