Jione Choi

Sleepy Head

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Year 2024
Medium Graphite pencil on paper
Dimensions 30 x 21.1 cm

About the work

I have built a practice based upon memories; how they appear and disappear. In my works, energy and fluidity are expressed through rhythmical marks, where the past and the present co-exist. My artworks express the intangible and ethereal character of memory, which acts as a mechanism in viewing the world. While the narratives are related to human emotions and intimate relationships. I choose to create poetic works with multiple interpretation possibilities.

In this work, I depicted myself as suffering from severe jet lag caused by long distance travel from Seoul to the London. I overlapped the image of my face several times to express suffering and a rather unsettled mind caught between the two geographical landmasses across two vastly different times zones. While at the same time trying to figure out my real identity. I also wanted to think about my diaspora-self as a wanderer between the two countries.

Career Highlights

(2023), 1st prize, Art Gemini Prize 9th edition, UK and Singapore; RWS publicity prize, The Royal Watercolour Society, London, UK; Margate Art Prize (Shortlisted), Ramsay & Williams Gallery, Margate, UK; (2022) Drawing & Printmaking prize, Signature art prize 2022; Artellite, UK
International collection, Standard Chartered Bank, Hong Kong; (2021) Distancing & Collecting(solo show), Keep in Touch Seoul, Seoul, South Korea; (2019) Rising Star Report 19’, Saatchi art, United States; HealsXSlade, Heal’s Mansard Gallery, London, UK; Graduate art prize (Shortlisted), ARTIQ , London, UK; Marshwood arts awards & John Hubbard prize (Finalist), Marshwood Ltd, UK.

← Jione Choi

Headache Caused by Jet Lag

Kelly Chorpening →

Composition with Plastic

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