KIM Eun Jeong: WEATHERLAND
Figures in KIM Eun Jeong’s artworks get influenced by the weather, but they also create the weather. Inside the scattered smoke and the driving snow, they sense the awakening of a fresh new spirit and make a change. Just as the outside weather changes every day, so does the weather on the inside. Sensing the detailed movement must be related to a chance meeting and a trivial accident that breaks routine. Like the flapping wing of a butterfly, the change starts with minor perturbations. Eventually, it covers the whole interior and affects the rhythm of the entire external environment. That is how each person participates in the weather. The same goes for animals. In other words, there are two types of weather- objective weather that we share on the earth and subjective weather that is ever-changing in response to it. By intercrossing, they create various atmospheres. And within those cycles of atmosphere, we breathe and live every day. Then KIM Eun Jeong’s exhibition, WEATHERLAND, archives daily life while checking the weather from this kind of perspective. The fresh air surrounding her body, high clouds, branches swaying in the breeze, and neighbors and cats encountered on a walk feature the four-season journey. Like a poem, a free association that connects scene to scene opens up a subtle world of beauty. As I capture each artwork through my eyes, with a slightly pliable heart, I expect the joy of the new season.
Excerpt from “The Weather Created by Us” | Yeji HongᆞArt critic