ArtTour International Summer Issue presents: Jeong-Ah Zhang
By Thomas Lioutas
Jeong-Ah Zhang has created a fresh body of work based on the artistic heritage of modern art, while at the same time enriching and enhancing her compositions with her conceptual input. She is an artist who predominantly uses figurative art as her primary subject and carefully structure the complex world that she aims to. It is an approach that brings forward her unique technique, as she has an elegant hand bringing to life figures and objects, orchestrating a rich visual result.
Jeong-Ah frequently makes use of abstract elements such as patterns, an element that contrasts her primary figurative approach and further enhances its impact. This technical background based on the rich cultural heritage of the Surrealism movement, one ofthe most pivotal and influential movements of the 20th century. It is an approach though that remains relevant to contemporary artistic production, as it externalizes the fundamental concerns, notions, and concepts that Jeong-Ah Zhang wants to propose to the public. All these elements can be seen in her most recent body of work, “River of the Plain,”produced in 2017. The viewer confronts a dream-like landscape, one that combines a grassy plain with a river which is painted in a way to be reminiscent of the sky, while the subtle addition of a fish further enhances the visual riddle presented. This landscape also includes a nude male figure holding an umbrella, a figure that presents an overall balanced artwork.
2017 Summer Issue