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Jeong-Ah Zhang
International multi-award winning Contemporary Visual Artist

 

   

 

BIOGRAPHY

Born, raised and based in Seoul, (South) Korea, Jeong-Ah Zhang is a contemporary artist specializing in painting. Working also with photography and mixed, Jeong-Ah Zhang pushes us to the edge of our ourselves and the world for deep meaning. Her surrealist paintings connect us to a world that exists inside-out and outside-in of our consciousness.

Jeong-Ah Zhang, who traveled to about 30 countries around the world from her late 20s to early 30s, majored in fine arts at Ewha Womans University in Seoul Korea. She has shown in five solo shows in Korea, Canada and the USA, and her works have been selected for exhibition in over 80-juried competitions, and participated in more than 80 group shows and art fairs in the USA, Korea, France, Italy, Spain, Japan and the UK. The artist has received 35 international awards and 15 in Korea, and has been exhibited internationally and featured in various publications.

ARTIST STATEMENT

-Does this exist or does it not?

-Like being whose existence defined its own nonexistence.

-This is and is not at the same time, and partakes both of existence and of nonexistence.

-The existence of a thing.. and interacts with the thing-don't-know.

-The work takes on an existence of its own.

My life and art are based on my own philosophical thoughts and experiences. I'm interested in the philosophy of immanence and transcendence on all beings, And this means that I try to focus on the essence of life by establishing core values, and at the same time, sublimate it into my works.

I look at the relationship between humans and mother nature and the universe from a very broader perspective.

I think all thoughts and consciousness are breath,  It's the consciousness, unconsciousness, the borderland of consciousness, the five senses, awareness and the transubconscious state of mind.  The breath is the switch between the conscious and the subconscious mind, It's a connected cycle of creation and extinction. And It's a soul resonance beyond the time frame. I try to listen to all the conceptions of all things, have an open mind and remember what resonates, and this is how I work. Therefore, my surrealism is simply isn't just an exploration of the unconscious. Therefore, my surrealism is simply isn't just an exploration of the unconscious. It's a question of will and philosophy, and at the same time intrepid introspection.

 

I think there's a series of sort of underlying, other sort of visual realities that have come into play in the modern world. In generally, the objects of awareness are split between the intelligible world and the visible world. There may be a lot of answers but I think the importance is that the reality of the invisible world over the visible. This is a rediscovery of the stream of consciousness based on ancient Oriental philosophy, and the idea of recognizing the truth is linked to being beyond the material world with all the visual appeal. Philosophical considerations on a visible world and an invisible world.
As I grew up I realized that everything is an illusion (-It doesn't mean that there is, or there isn't). And my consciousness is based on inclusiveness. I value awakening and balance, and try to embody the meaning of existence and non-existence (or both) and the nature of things in an implicit and artistic way.

But most of all, I hope the viewers to think while asking themselves questions. Because my artwork is based on metaphors, symbols and meanings, and It's more than meets the eye. When you think about something unexpected, it expands your understanding of what's possible, and you will be able to come up with many of your own that will be special. And whatever it is, I hope it comes from your open mind and sets you free.  
My art is intended to make the viewers think, but my delivery is intended to make the viewers listen to their own inner voice. It makes people, including myself, think beyond reality and into the essence of reality.

As an artist, I think there is a positive role for it, because I believe it has a genuine and honest ring to it.

I want that every moment, every aspect of my life is myself the way I am. This means that ultimately, going beyond myself, going beyond professional artist, and realizing that I’m a part of nature and at the same time the nature itself. This reality of perception will constantly evolve through my experience and my work. That's the most important thing for me, more important than my career goal. It's because, for me, art is an end in itself, and I'm not working art to make money from it.
The past, present, and future are big words and concepts created by humans. Time will reading more into my words(-my artwork) than I intended.

 

As I look back on that afternoon so long ago that presented my life. And as ever, when remembering the experience of seeing the interconnected nature of all things.. The flash point of all creation in the present moment is immortality.

I try to hear the deep heartbeat of all things. That's what I intended to do, that's what I've been doing, and that's what I'll continue to do. And I just try my best at every moment.

AWARDS

2024  'STAR DELL’ARTE a LOS ANGELES International Award' – 2024 LA Art Show / Effetto Arte Fondazione, USA 

2023  Artist of the Year 2023 / Artavita, USA

2023  Leaders Protagonists of Art at Washington / Effetto Arte Fondazione(-Italy), USA

2023  Harmony for Humanity : The Global Consciousness Art Prize / Contemporary Art Collectors, EU

2023  ART FESTIVAL AL MUSEO DIOCESANO FRANCESCO GONZAGA / ASS.INT.Galleria Il Collezionista-Roma, ITALY

2023  International Art Award COLLECTORS ART PRIZE / Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, EU

2023  International Prize Donatello / Effetto Arte Fondazione & Russo, ITALY

2022  BIAFARIN Awards 2022 / Biafarin, CANADA

2022  The Best Modern and Contemporary Artists – London Prize / Effetto Arte Fondazione(-Italy), UK

2022  International Prize PARIS / Effetto Arte Fondazione(-Italy), FRANCE

2022  International Art Prize FACES OF THE PEACE  / Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, EU

2022  International Prize BARCELONA / Effetto Arte Fondazione(-Italy), SPAIN

2022  Exhibizone Grand Prize 2022 / Exhibizone, CANADA

2022  VOICES OF TOMORROW International Art Award / Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, EU

2022  ARTISTI 2022 – Annuario Internazionale D'arte Contemporanea / Effetto Arte & Art Now & Russo, ITALY

2021  ATIM Collector's Choice Award / Art Tour International Magazine, USA

2021  POWER OF CREATIVITY –  ART PRIZE / Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, UK

2021  International Prize AMBASSADOR OF ART / Effetto Arte Fondazione & Russo, ITALY

2021  ARTISTI 2021 – Annuario Internazionale D'arte Contemporanea / Effetto Arte & Art Now & Russo, ITALY

2021  Collector's Vision International Art Award / Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, UK

2021  The Best Modern and Contemporary Artists / Effetto Arte Fondazione & Russo, ITALY

2020  Artist of the Future Award / Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, UK

2020  The Great Masters of Contemporary Art / Effetto Arte Fondazione & Russo, ITALY

2020  ARTISTI 2020 – Annuario Internazionale D'arte Contemporanea / Effetto Arte & Art Now & Russo, ITALY

2020  ATIM International Top 60 Masters / Art Tour International Magazine, USA

2020  International Prize Artist of the Year / Effetto Arte Fondazione & Russo, ITALY

2019  International Art Museum Selection / Effetto Arte Fondazione & Russo, ITALY

2019  ARTYA Awards Artivist Of The Year / Art Tour International Magazine, USA

2019  International Prize Artist of the Year / Effetto Arte Fondazione & Russo, ITALY

2019  International Prize MICHELANGELO / Effetto Arte Fondazione & Russo, ITALY

2018  The Best Modern and Contemporary Artists / Effetto Arte Fondazione & Russo, ITALY

2018  International Prize CARAVAGGIO : Great Master of Art / Effetto Arte Fondazione & Russo, ITALY

2018  Best of International Arts / Art Tour International Magazine, USA

2018  International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci : The Universal Artist / Effetto Arte Fondazione & Russo, ITALY

2018  International Prize Raffaello / Effetto Arte Fondazione & Russo, ITALY

2017  International Artist Spotlight / Art Tour International Magazine, USA

2011~2009  Korea Selected Artists (Won the award 3 years in a row) / Art & Criticism Magazine, S. KOREA

2007~2000  The various forms of art competitions. Won 12 awards / S. KOREA

Continued on sub-pages. "ABOUT II"

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