Koo Jeong-A

born 1967

Koo Jeong-A, ‘Cedric’ 2003
Cedric 2003
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Biography

The work of Koo Jeong A incorporates derivative objects with the capacity for transformation, still and moving images, sound and scent. These disparate mediums are often combined with terrestrial/extraterrestrial agents such as wind and gravity, and site-specific reconfigurations and interventions into architectural space. By placing these varying mediums into delicate and meticulous tension, Koo Jeong A’s installations trigger a certain energy in their encounter, asking the viewer to engage in a cryptographic unravelling of each artwork. 

Often using commonplace matter in order to conjure alternative realities, Koo Jeong A traces a certain poetic within the inherent nature of forms that permeate the universe. By re-casting materials such as magnets, dust, cigarettes and unwrapped sticks of gum into unexpected orders and formations, autotrophic universes are continuously created. What underpins this transient approach to making is an interest in the minute details of our earthly environments and the cosmic constellations that simultaneously connect and expand them. Koo Jeong A traverses these details with a flexible, rational movement where order and disorder, perception and memory, beauty and practicality are always oscillating.

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