I deal with the perception of being present in a moment. By using the almost invisible, tactile qualities of hair and thread, I transform the invisible thoughts of my mind into my physical art works. Watching the almost invisible movement of the hair and thread sculptures allow the viewer to disidentify from their mind. Therefore when the viewers to see my video, photography, sculpture, performance and installation works, they metaphorically can feel the ‘Now,’ physically and emotionally. They can see the mind, and transform time into an awareness of the present. This is a threshold of ‘Being.’
Jayoung Yoon was born in Seoul, Korea. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2009. She was awarded the Franklin Furnace Grant Fund in 2010. She has attended many Artist-in-Residence programs such as Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing space, Sculpture Space in New York and others in Utah, Florida in USA, and Argentina. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in the USA and Korea. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.