Born 1991 in Seoul, South Korea. Lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany and Seoul, South Korea
Jeehye Song paints beyond what is beautiful; she paints what she feels and what she experiences. Her artistic expression is formed by responses to life's events that might result in wide-ranging emotions such as hope, despair, elation or disappointment.
Her paintings are characterized by her cartoonish and lonely characters engaged in humorous and at the same time, weird scenarios. Her figures are of a non-defined gender or age, and her ambiguous narratives, suggest multiple potential interpretations of their mises-en-scène.
Through probing beneath the surface, Song uses black humour to evoke a theatrical sense of the frailty of the human figure, the need for communication, love and intimacy. However, due to the artist's insistence in hope and optimism, the charged storytelling is masterfully camouflaged by the likeability of her protagonists and her vivid colour palette. Song's delicate expression, allows the viewer to reflect upon familiar experiences and become intimately involved with the work.
Jeehye Song received her MFA in Fine Art from the Art Academy Düsseldorf, Germany with Professor Andreas Schulze in 2021. Recent group exhibitions include Kunst Aktuell, Kunstverein, Rosenheim, Germany (2021); Young Dreams, Beirut, Lebanon (2021); Fresh Positions, Düsseldorf, Germany (2021); Station Sechs, Stuttgart, Germany (2020) and "Art Prize young Western 2019 Painting", Recklinghausen, Germany (2019).