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Yejin Yoo

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Yejin Yoo (b. Seoul, Korea) uses digital space as a continuum of traditional 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 catalyst for an energetic shift for herself and the viewers. She selects digital photos and videos of body movements, art objects, natural elements and layers them with digital qualities such as noise, blurriness, and enlarged pixelation. In this process, the immateriality of digital aesthetics is used as an agent to emphasize materiality of the imagery. In a similar vein, the notion of sensory opposites such as complimentary colors/temperatures/speeds is often juxtaposed to create a kind of perceptual elasticity. She intends the use of contradiction where "the third space" arises that is infused with hopeful absurdity, an undulating field of playful tolerance that feels like home.

Yejin received BFA and MFA with an emphasis in painting and installation and MPS Art Therapy from School of Visual Arts, NY. Yejin is a reiki master practitioner and facilitates Reiki and Art Healing Circle as well as Art Therapy group sessions at non-profit organizations in NY.

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