Jiha Moon, ‘Immortal Dessert’, 2019, Sculpture, Porcelain, underglaze, glaze, lapis, resin, Artists For a New Georgia Benefit Auction
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Jiha Moon

Immortal Dessert, 2019

Porcelain, underglaze, glaze, lapis, resin
12 × 12 × 6 in
30.5 × 30.5 × 15.2 cm
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Artists For a New Georgia Benefit Auction

Born 1973, Daegu, South Korea; lives and works in Atlanta

Dimension is overall.

Jiha Moon’s glazed …

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Jiha Moon
Korean, b. 1973
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In her image- and color-saturated paintings and prints, Jiha Moon mashes up materials, motifs, and techniques to create dreamlike compositions, stuffed with Eastern and Western art historical and pop cultural references that challenge fixed notions of cultural identity and represent our information-overloaded world. Everything is fair game for Moon—she draws from sources high and low, real and virtual, ancient and contemporary, including 13th-century Taoist painting, American Pop, Disney cartoons, Dr. Seuss books, emoticons, fortune cookies, and Asian restaurant menus. Her exuberant compositions stretch and burst across the picture plane. Gestural, abstract passages and calligraphic brushstrokes flow into stylized landscapes, in which viewers may find Snow White consorting with an idealized Chinese female figure, while smiley-faced emoticons and ripe peaches float about them. At once playful and dark, Moon’s work sends-up the persistence of cultural stereotypes in our globalized world.

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Born 1973, Daegu, South Korea; lives and works in Atlanta

Dimension is overall.

Jiha Moon’s glazed ceramic sculpture offers us a combination of Asian and American symbols through a dessert plate laden with two blue peaches and a number of equally blue fortune cookies. The larger of the two peaches has the head of a …

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Courtesy of the artist, Atlanta
Jiha Moon
Korean, b. 1973
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In her image- and color-saturated paintings and prints, Jiha Moon mashes up materials, motifs, and techniques to create dreamlike compositions, stuffed with Eastern and Western art historical and pop cultural references that challenge fixed notions of cultural identity and represent our information-overloaded world. Everything is fair game for Moon—she draws from sources high and low, real and virtual, ancient and contemporary, including 13th-century Taoist painting, American Pop, Disney cartoons, Dr. Seuss books, emoticons, fortune cookies, and Asian restaurant menus. Her exuberant compositions stretch and burst across the picture plane. Gestural, abstract passages and calligraphic brushstrokes flow into stylized landscapes, in which viewers may find Snow White consorting with an idealized Chinese female figure, while smiley-faced emoticons and ripe peaches float about them. At once playful and dark, Moon’s work sends-up the persistence of cultural stereotypes in our globalized world.

Jiha Moon

Immortal Dessert, 2019

Porcelain, underglaze, glaze, lapis, resin
12 × 12 × 6 in
30.5 × 30.5 × 15.2 cm
Bidding closed