C-print on PVC
102 × 69 cm (framed)
Inv. No. 0081
Koo Jeong-a builds subtle, delicate, light-as-a-feather installations and arrangements of banal everyday materials such as coins, pencils, shards, sugar cubes or grated aspirin tablets. They inhabit the vulnerable no-man’s land between the visible and the invisible. Koo Jeong-a balances on the insecure terrain of predetermined space and modifies it with hypersensitive membranes and a peacefulness that is somewhat disturbing. “My relationship to art is something very intimate that I do not want to share with anyone. That’s why I became an artist,” says Koo Jeong-a, who finds it difficult to release her work from the studio into a world where it no longer belongs to her, but to the public.
The instability, shakiness and alarming qualities of her work can be felt in the photograph that was chosen for the evn collection. In an unfocused photograph, a young woman floats above the ground. How come? Using the medium of analogue photography, which is bound to reality, Koo Jeong-a succeeds in evoking a confusing suspense.
Brigitte Huck, 2005 (translation: Tim Sharp)Continue reading