Jeong’s work is densely layered, often using patterns to build larger forms, or using small images accumulated into repeating shapes, similar to the work of
. Many of the patterns she uses—composed in black paint on unprimed canvas—resemble the stylized brushwork of East Asian
paintings. The Mass II
and Volume I
(both 2012) employ tiled bushy forms, like snakeskin, plant matter, or fire. Similar patterns are built up in sepia tones, with blue accents throughout the image. Watery brushmarks appear in places, as in the lower left of Volume 1
, but quickly either evaporate or develop into more concrete forms. In some works, such as Axonometric Jungle 3
(2011), those concrete passages include geometric forms, both in small-scale building blocks, and in the larger pattern to which they contribute—here, parallel bands of a Z-like shape slanting from upper left to bottom right.