JANG Jaemin takes a new approach to landscape and still-life painting. He does not follow the Western practice of treating the subjects he wants to paint in a scientific (objective) manner, nor does he place value on reaching the elusive and challenging realm of vital energy.
The artist portrays the pure, initial state of encountering landscapes and facing objects, where everything is not fully understood and remains in an ambiguous state. This state reflects a pure state of consciousness. The artist does not adhere to the knowledge of painting or remain confined by the precedents of art history; instead, he seeks a state of transcendence. He aims to reconsider all truths of both the East and the West and return to the very beginning. In this process, the landscapes or objects the artist intends to paint seem to disappear like smoke, floating in the air on the canvas. Naming this phenomenon as a disappearing brushstroke, the artist titled Line and Smoke. JANG Jaemin's artistic world constructs a new realm not seen before, heralding a new direction in the Korean art scene.