I collect historical images and use them to tell stories on flat surfaces. I find the world to be full of contradictory tragedies that I am unable to comprehend. Although I used to solve tragedies by attending protests, I realised that there is nothing I can do about it. My clumsy painting gestures could be directed at the society in which we live. In my paintings, I play with cute vocabulary between figurative and abstract painting languages to the space as well. This indicates my sarcastic attitude toward this contradictory planet. These unintentional errors in the works are a prayer for a better life.
Everything is beautiful in my artistic language, but it conceals ironic tragedies. I play with a gap between macroscopic systems in the world and personal history. While depicting darker aspects of society, I use a clumsy and childish visual language that indicates my point of the view. It has a sarcastic tone, similar to my artistic work to better understand the world. It is represented by cartoony elements such as clouds, explosions, and teddy bears.
Yang-ha (b. 1994, Seoul, KR) graduated from Frank Mohr Institute in 2021. In 2021, she had her first Dutch solo exhibition at H47, Leeuwarden. This October, she will have a duo-show at Josilda da Conceicao Gallery in Amsterdam.yang-ha.site