Once Upon A Time
Seung-Yeon Moon Solo Exhbition
1 November - 30 November , 2022
Public time: TUE - SAT 2pm - 5pm
Advance reservation: TUE - SUN 11am - 7pm
Passage of Time
In order to hold on to the passing of time, we store our memories in our own way. Sometimes one collects things that contain the years, others take pictures, and some write. Moon Seung Yeon draws her own time that she has experienced within a set frame. It is a narrative depicted based on the artist's imagination and memory.
The artist's world is like a fairy tale. And the artist herself dreams of a life like a fairy tale. The time of a fairy tale is fantastic and beautiful when it is inside, but it disappears like smoke when it comes out a little bit. The artist captures that fantastic and beautiful moment. In order to accumulate the best memories so that they can be retrieved someday when life gets tired, and to remain as a memory that can be forgotten but nevertheless can be returned to. This is comforting not only for the artist but also for the audience. Although it is the artist's memory, it becomes a device through which anyone can return to their own time.
The woman and the object appearing in the work somehow unknowingly take the form of a single body. The woman holding the cat has cat ears, and the woman with the bee is wearing a bee suit. A bear is sometimes depicted as a shadow, and a butterfly's wings are sometimes depicted on its back. When the woman holds a teacup, it contains all things. Moon Seung Yeon's early works contain a period of constant anguish and exploration of herself. She
re-examined the meaning of each object and put the most artist-like things on the screen. A faded tone is applied to the entire screen to express the passage of time, and harmonious but eye-catching point colors are added to reveal the artist's individuality. Also, although the background is monotonous, the expression of detailed objects catches the eye.
In recent works, the figure of the woman begins to change. No longer staring at the audience or expressionless. It is expressed in an independent form from the surrounding objects, and a faint smile is seen towards the objects rather than the audience. The color also changes. Soft pastel tones create a comfortable atmosphere and use soft lines to create a cute atmosphere. In addition, the women express movement rather than immobility, leading the audience as if they are heading somewhere. It seems that the author's time of agony is finding the answer. In the meantime, the woman who has appeared in various personas is now facing and accepting herself.
A glimpse into the artist's life in the flow of time is also interestingly delivered to the audience. The artist's inner story and the way her work grows together also suggests the direction of life as a person living in the same time period. Memories of a childhood, the world experienced as an adult, and the people and relationships are the driving force of growth for the artist and
appear in the paintings. The positive and courageous attitude of Moon Seung Yeon, comes as a good message to the audience.
The time that artist Moon Seung Yeon draws contains the artist's constant anguish and a desire to make the world a little better. The artist suggests that you take a moment to pause and to look back and think about your life. Through this, people will try to change the harsh world softly, at least slightly. For the future, people can expect Moon Seung Yeon to fill time in a colorful and meaningful way to capture it in the canvas.