JanKossen Contemporary features artists Ye Jin Young and Bruno Walpoth in an upcoming two-person exhibition. It is through their choices in material and form that Young and Walpoth foster a space that gently coaxes the audience to confront their own humanity.
JanKossen Contemporary’s upcoming two-person exhibition features artists Ye Jin Young and Bruno Walpoth, bringing together humanity and nature through introspective art.
Ye Jin Young is a Korean artist inspired by the concept of a ‘life force’ or ‘energy flow’, otherwise known as Qi. He creates his works by way of intuition, tracing memory and his own stream of consciousness to develop delicate, swirling patterns reminiscent of those found in the natural environment. The gentle repetition conceives a sense of spirituality as Young conjures landscapes of petals that seem otherworldly and yet comforting.
In contrast to Young’s demonstrations of flowing energy, Bruno Walpoth’s wooden and cardboard sculptures are caught in a moment — the figures are stagnant, while also exposed and carrying the impression of vulnerability. His sculptures are honest in appearance, silently asserting their presence and commanding the space around them. Though paralyzed, these forms continue to build on the meditative tone of the exhibition, immersing the observer in a sensitive encounter.
Though working with different mediums, the two exhibiting artists share in creating an intimately meditative experience. It is through their choices in material and form that Young and Walpoth foster a space that gently coaxes the audience to confront their own humanity.