the Image of Time-the light of Being-1-2, digital photograph, 11”x10”, 2012
Detail from Video
In her continuous search for the nature of Being, Shim Jung Rhee has explored various possibilities in which man, nature, and technology can encounter and interact as essential elements to form a unified world. She addresses the concept of time referring to human mortality and a yearning for eternity. The strife between human desire to avoid mortality and the assertive decision to face it comes into focus in her recent work employing mirror images. The images of simple nature, objects, and surroundings compel the viewer to return to the simplicity of nature while restoring our spiritual home, lost in the course of the development of modern technology. Jung Rhee Shim lives and works in Korea where she is a Professor of Painting at the Hong-lk University in Seoul.
JANUARY 8-FEBRUARY 1, 2014
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