2016-2017

'Dream Journey' 

A record of imaginary journeys which ended up getting lost.

'Dream Journey'



Dream journey is a series of Cho's early works that represent a quest for a place she cannot reach, the heterotopic place between her dreams and reality. 

"I want to stay in the world of landscape, but the conditions of my life do not leave me in the nostalgia of the past.

Urban life, globalization, frequent physical movements, my identity as a Korean woman, and the subsequent problems and anxieties keep me away from the world I am dreaming of.

After all, my painting is a record of the discrepancies and frictions between the world that I am aiming for and the world that I belong to, as well as a result of my efforts to understand and resolve them.”

 


Yeonjoo Cho, an excerpt from the artist’s note (2016)

Lake Sam-il (삼일포)

Oil on linen, 91.0 x 116.8cm, 2016

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Early Spring (조춘)

Oil on linen, 130 x 69.5cm, 2016

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The Joy of Living in Mountains (산거열락)

Oil on linen, 130 x 69.5cm, 2016

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Rainy Forest (장림운산)

Oil on linen, 30 x 120cm (30 x 30cm each), 2016

Pakyon Waterfall (박연포;朴淵布), Oil on Canvas, 50 x 40cm in diameter, 2017

Tree for Landscape (조경수), Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30cm in diameter, 2017

Winter Tree (겨우내 나무), Oil on Canvas, 40 x 40cm in diameter, 2017

Night Walk, Oil on linen, 130.3 x 89.4cm, 2017