• Sung Nakhee, Range, Installation View, ONE AND J. Gallery

    Sung Nakhee, Range, Installation View, ONE AND J. Gallery

  • Sung Nakhee, Range, Installation View, ONE AND J. Gallery

    Sung Nakhee, Range, Installation View, ONE AND J. Gallery

  • Sung Nakhee, Range, Installation View, ONE AND J. Gallery

    Sung Nakhee, Range, Installation View, ONE AND J. Gallery

  • Sung Nakhee, Range, Installation View, ONE AND J. Gallery

    Sung Nakhee, Range, Installation View, ONE AND J. Gallery

  • Sung Nakhee, Range, Installation View, ONE AND J. Gallery

    Sung Nakhee, Range, Installation View, ONE AND J. Gallery

Nakhee Sung’s second solo show at ONE AND J. Gallery, “Range” continues the exploration of the process of expression and consciousness. “Process” is always accompanied with time. Concepts of the “before” and “after” make the layers of color surfaces and she tries to open the construction of the artworks so that viewers can find this map of the consciousness. If one follows the order of the elements that make up the composition, such as a line or a layer of colored surface, it is a way to follow the artist’s consciousness like that of a map of the mind.
Her consciousness moves toward harmony in her painting but at times causes friction, collides with each other, is combined and broken again and sometimes creates optical illusions. These processes are expressed by flows of lines such like tubes, and spreads or traces of colors. Above all, the structure of the layers of the colors and the harmony it creates make the viewer realize the beauty of not only the construction of the consciousness but the deconstruction of the consciousness. Color may be most important in the artworks of Nakhee Sung but the object of analysis is not. There is no meaning implied by the colors she uses and there is no symbolic interpretation or social allegory here, so the power and authority of the interpretation goes back to the viewer.
Nakhee Sung’s works show the flows and structures of her consciousness and the process of expression. They comprehend the meaninglessness of dividing things like confusion and order, sentiment and rationality, abstraction and conception, object and space and it lead us to imagining in a free, private and individual way.
Portions of this text excerpted from ONE AND J. catalogue essay by Kim Hee Kyung

Nakhee Sung lives and works in Seoul, Korea. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and the Royal College of Art, Nakhee Sung is a young Korean artist known for her large graffiti-like wall murals and abstract paintings. She participated in the inaugural Singapore Biennial in 2006 and represented Korea in the 2005 Venice Biennale. ONE AND J. Gallery recently placed her work in the UBS permanent collection.