Hand in Hand, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
72 x 72 in
Heesu Jeon is a human recorder of his personal history, using animated images, emotional abstraction, cubist composition, and natural signs. Jeon mixes the exterior appearance of daily life—whose order and hierarchy have lost their meaning—with the internal nature, or essence, that resides within it.
Through the patterns and symbolic signs of American comics and Japanese anime, Jeon depicts the experience of everyday life as well as the Korean social identity. In order to make visible the existence of the every day, he gives form to the emotional exchanges, circumstantial dynamics, and relationships among the people who reside in the world.