Jeehye Song

Biography

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).

Works
  • Jeehye Song, Home Alone , 2021
    Jeehye Song
    Home Alone , 2021
    Acrylic on canvas
    160 x 180 cm
  • Jeehye Song, Ice Cream 1 &2 , 2021
    Jeehye Song
    Ice Cream 1 &2 , 2021
    Acrylic on canvas
    115 x 195 cm
  • Jeehye Song, At Home, 2020
    Jeehye Song
    At Home, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    200 x 160 cm
    78 3/4 x 63 in
  • Jeehye Song, Balloons, 2020
    Jeehye Song
    Balloons, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    45 x 35 cm
    17 3/4 x 13 3/4 in
  • Jeehye Song, Bath, 2020
    Jeehye Song
    Bath, 2020
    Mixed media on canvas
    160 x 140 cm
    63 x 55 1/8 in
  • Jeehye Song, Corona, 2020
    Jeehye Song
    Corona, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    20 x 23 cm
    7 7/8 x 9 1/8 in
  • Jeehye Song, Jogging, 2020
    Jeehye Song
    Jogging, 2020
    Acrylic on paper
    63 x 50 cm
    24 3/4 x 19 3/4 in
  • Jeehye Song, On the Couch, 2020
    Jeehye Song
    On the Couch, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    30 x 50 cm
    11 3/4 x 19 3/4 in
  • Jeehye Song, At home , 2019
    Jeehye Song
    At home , 2019
    Oil on canvas
    160 x 140 cm
  • Jeehye Song, Hug, 2019
    Jeehye Song
    Hug, 2019
    Oil on canvas
    150 x 130 cm
    59 1/8 x 51 1/8 in
  • Jeehye Song, Smoking, 2019
    Jeehye Song
    Smoking, 2019
    Acrylic on canvas
    130 x 115 cm
  • Jeehye Song, Summer, 2019
    Jeehye Song
    Summer, 2019
    Oil on canvas
    150 x 130 cm
    59 1/8 x 51 1/8 in
  • Jeehye Song, You found it, 2018
    Jeehye Song
    You found it, 2018
    Mixed media on canvas
    140 x120 cm