The objects in Heewoong’s works exist as completed sculptures of willful language. He takes (discarded, abandoned, used, previously owned) objects emptied of their original material properties, paints over them with reified language, and entangles the relationships between these newly garbed objects. One might expect objects chosen by the artist to inevitably be a strong reflection of the temporal, spatial, and socioeconomic circumstances of the artist at the time of choosing, but the objects he presents come into the display space and feign ignorance of such circumstances. The multiple layers of vocalization these objects exude overlap, tangle, or parallel each other and resonate. He reinfuses each object with (new purpose) and overturns the traditional narratives an object entering the stage of art would be expected to follow, and again overturns the perceptions of an audience dulled despite lifetimes surrounded by objects. His objects, within the structure and order of work to re-visualize the auditory images of linguistic reiteration created by visual objects garbed in new language, are quietly yet incessantly clamoring. As if they do not know what they originally were, as if they do not know who erased that origin, as if they had always been garbed in the language they are now. in.
Jin Heewoong (born in 1985 in Korea) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Seoul and Tiohtià:ke/Montreal. Graduated from Cheongju University with a Bachelor's in Painting. Received graduate degree in Painting from the same university. Started the (currently ongoing) mychandelierchohab project group in 2011. Managed the artist-run space Salon_Vit in 2013. Participated in the Gwangju Barim Media Space residency program in 2014, artist in residency at Cheongju Creative Art Studio in 2015, Real DMZ 2015 and Cheongju International Craft biennale 2017. He is a co-founding member of Quite Ourselves, a group of artists seeking sustainable mobility in life and art creation.