All aspects of water interest me. Growing up on the banks of Han River and spending summers on the shores of Korean peninsula, I never got tired of watching the tide. The tidal wave and its movements were pure Yin and Yang. As a child I used to have recurring dreams of tsunami. In a dream I was always running away from it knowing that it would claim me sooner or later.
I am deeply interested in the picture surface. I used oil and dry pigment which gave unparalleled color and texture to the painting. Lately I had to stop this practice due to its health hazard and while experimenting various ways to find another interesting medium discovered oil and acrylic, wet on wet, gave me satisfactory result. “Tidal Port” paintings are the product of this new medium.
Suejin Jo, Korean born abstract painter based in New York, studied at the Art Students League where she won McDowell Fellowship which sent her to Europe for a year. Jo’s most recent solo show was at the Broome Street Gallery as a result of winning Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Solo Exhibition Award in 2008, sponsored by the NY Artists Equity Association and juried by DC Moore Gallery. Jo’s paintings were included in the US Embassy exhibitions in East Timor and Mexico. US State Department chose Jo’s “Pontchartrain” to be included in 2012 Desk Calendar, “Homage to American Women Artists”. 30,000 copies were distributed through the US Embassies in the world.