Koo Jeong A: Watercolours
End Date: 14/09/2020
Koo Jeong A’s series of watercolour paintings of rock formations were inspired by her exhibition Consciousness Dilatation, which was commissioned for the Real DMZ Project in 2013, a contemporary art project based in the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea. Consciousness Dilatation was comprised of an installation of basalt rocks of varying sizes, which Koo had collected together with local residents from the fields surrounding Cheorwon, a small military town just South of the border. The rocks were then spread in a constellation-like form across the DMZ Peace Plaza. Koo hoped to use the internal energies of the volcanic rocks, like a connecting force field, as a means of re-connecting the two Koreas. Within a constellation there is no beginning or end, rather, it is all about how elements connect and relate to one another. It is the void, or the space in between the rocks, that contains the power. In these watercolour paintings, Koo returns again to the basalt rocks, capturing the smalle
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