My practice explores the phenomenon of virtualisation, which is sometimes referred to as ‘blended reality’ or the act of creating a virtual (rather than actual) version of something. With the aid of computers, people have adapted the principle of virtuality and developed its potential into actuality. As a contemporary example, one can ‘visit’ a location using Google Earth to preview a location and prepare to visit it physically. One can see the different features of the surroundings, and in particular the shapes of buildings as well as the layout of a suburb. In this context, and in tandem with the physical journey, an individual’s experience of the physical and the virtual presence through mobile and computerised technology is blended and amplified.
Eunjoo Jang, 2019
Eunjoo Jang was born in South Korea and now lives and works in Australia. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons. Class 1) from UNSW Art & Design in 2013. Jang completed a Master of Fine Arts (Research) at the same institution in 2016 and was a recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award (2014-2016).
Jang was awarded several art prizes during this period at university and in 2018 she was a finalist in several art prizes including the Paddington Art Prize, the Lethbridge 10000, and the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art prize. In 2018 Jang also received a highly commended award in the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Award, with her work being acquired for the Macquarie Group Collection. Jang is a recipient of the Art Incubator Grant 2019 towards her solo exhibition at Galerie pompom.
Exhibition continues until 14 April.
Wed – Sat 11am – 5pm, Sun 1pm – 5pm.
Eunjoo Jang, Friday at Newtown, 2018
scratch hologram, oil & ink on aluminium, 60 x 60 cm
Courtesy of the artist & Galerie pompom