Memory of the sense of sea 2016-III

Memory of the sense of sea 2016-III

Song Yeon Joo 2016, Silver foil, acrylic colors on canvas

25.6 W x 25.6 H x 0.1 in


Since childhood, I have had a longing for the world under the sea; about 10 years ago, I obtained a diving certification which allowed me to actually experience the underwater world. The boundless world that exists under the sea and the mystery of the creatures that live there have deeply moved me and are the source of inspiration for my creative activities. Under the water, one gets the sense of being in a mother’s womb. To express that sense through images is what my creativity and art is about. After a period of trial and error, I discovered silver leaf as a material to express the mystery of the underwater world. The color of silver leaf differs according to the light and angle; the color also changes with chemical reaction.


Song Yeon Joo

b. 1982

Republic of Korea
Graduated from Doctoral Degree Course, Graduate School of Tama Art University (Ph.D.) 2018

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1. Solo shows
2020 The 16th Solo Exhibition “Memory of the sense of sea2020” Seizan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2018 The 14th Solo Exhibition “Memory of the sense of sea” DOS Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2018 The 13th Solo Exhibition “SENSE OF THE SEA by SONGYEONJOO” Gallery BOM, Boston, USA
2018 The 12th Solo Exhibition “Deep in the Blue” Gallery K&P, New York, USA
2018 The 11th Solo Exhibition “Memory of the sense of sea2018” Gallery Sirota, Tokyo, Japan
2017 The 10th Solo Exhibition “Memory of the sense of sea2017” Gallery YUME, Tokyo, Japan
2016 The 10th Solo Exhibition “Memory of the sense of sea2016” Gallery SHIMIZU, Yokohama, Japan

2. Group shows
2020 “Jongro Tower x PUBLIC GALLERY” Jongro Tower Gallery, Seoul, korea
2020 “GS E&C Gran Seoul Gallery Siseon ” GS E&C Gran Seoul Gallery, Seoul, korea
2020 “K Auction” K Auction Gallery, Seoul, korea
2019 “landscape” Ginza TSUBAKI Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2019 “Contemporary Art” Mitsukoshi Department Gallery, Nagoya & Sendai, Japan
2019 “Contemporary Art of China, Japan and Korea” South China art Museum, Guangzhou, China
2019 “2019 Art Hamptons” Bridgehampton, New York, USA
2018 “Young Artists Project 2018” EXCO, Daegu, Korea
2018 “Art mining-Seoul 2018” DDP, Seoul, Korea
2017 “Seoul Modern Art Show” Hangaram Museum of Art, Seoul, korea
2017 “SONGYEONJOO&KIMCHANGYOUNG” Korean Cultural Center, Tokyo, Japan
2017 “25th Annual Scholarship Recipient Art Exhibition” Sato Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

3. Fair booths
2019 , Hong Kong
2018 Kaohsiung, Taiwan

4. Collections
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea