Biography

SIM Raejung(b.1983) takes man’s most base internal confessions of inherent loneliness and anxiety, extreme compulsions and obsessions, and expels them through antipodal black and white drawings full of a heavy, murky energy; only to be followed by tens of hundreds more drawings compulsively overlapped and compiled into animations. Broadly, they seem to find their start in a detailed narrative construct eaten away by the artist’s personal anxieties, but the narratives of a soul eaten away, fragmented piece by piece and dispersing without bind, without pause—ironically, they come to a conclusion in fumbling attempts at, or perhaps a yearning for, communication.

 

SIM Raejung held solo exhibitions at ARARIO MUSEUM in SPACE (Seoul, Korea) in 2019, Art Space Hue (Gyeonggi, Korea) in 2016, and Human Tree (Seoul, Korea) in 2007 and participated numerous group shows at Gyeonggi Museum of Art (Ansan, Korea) in 2021,  ARARIO Gallery I Cheonan (Cheonan, Korea) in 2020, ARARIO MUSEUM in Space (Seoul, Korea) in 2018, Savina Museum of Contemporary Art (Seoul, Korea) in 2016, SOMA Museum of Art (Seoul, Korea) and SeMA Nanji Residency (Seoul, Korea) in 2015, Leeum Samsung Art Museum (Seoul, Korea) in 2014, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Gwacheon, Korea) in 2013, Kumho Museum of Art (Seoul, Korea) in 2012, and Sungkok Art Museum (Seoul, Korea) in 2010.

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