Life Whisper (1969)

Jiyoung Chung (1988-)

Unique six-layered “Joomchi” painting.
Newly-framed as pictured

101cm x 101cm in the frame


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Unique six-layered “Joomchi” painting.

Jiyoung Chung is internationally recognized for bringing “Joomchi” – the ancient Korean art of paper making – into the world of contemporary art. Using only their hands, joomchi artisans kneed mulberry tree bark with water into a smooth, remarkably resilient paper
– so strong it was used military armour and durable enough to last 1,000 years. In Jiyoung’s hands, the ancient craft takes a contemporary appearance and hanji paper reveals itself as a painterly, abstract medium filled with sculptural and textural imagery.

Chung received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her acclaimed work has been exhibited around the globe including Korea, China, Finland, Canada, the USA, Australia, France and the UK, including being a featured artist at the 2018 Smithsonian Craft Show. Collections include the Fidelity Corporate Art Collection, the Boston Museum of Art and Design and Cheongju Craft Museum in Korea.