Mina Jin: One Day a Walk

Galerie PICI is delighted to present ‘One Day, a Walk,’ a solo exhibition featuring the artistry of Mina Jin (b.1966). Running from March 19th to April 1st, 2024, this exhibition offers a captivating glimpse into Jin’s distinctive artistic journey, characterized by a seamless blend of traditional techniques and contemporary themes.

Mina Jin’s artistry is defined by her utilization of everyday elements, such as household objects and natural elements, which she intricately layers and reinterprets to reveal her inner narratives. Drawn primarily from her daily strolls and travels, Jin finds fascination in the ever-changing landscapes and the poetic imagery of trees swaying in the breeze. Her process involves capturing and documenting moments through photography during these daily strolls. These snapshots not only serve as references for her creations but also infuse them with a profound sense of connection to the natural world.

Moreover, Jin actively incorporates the aim to express the unique social dynamics and existential reflections of the COVID-19 era into her works. Through her pieces, she emphasizes personal introspection while also shedding light on societal isolation and the quest for individual identity. Jin’s art not only resonates on a personal level but also addresses broader themes of societal complexity and aesthetic inquiry. Her works serve as a bridge between the intricacies of contemporary society and universal human experiences, inviting viewers to explore new perspectives on personal growth and social issues.

Through Mina Jin’s evocative creations, Galerie PICI aims to inspire meaningful dialogues between art and society, enriching our understanding of the world around us. Mina Jin previously showcased her works in the solo exhibition ‘re-plant’ (2007) at Galerie PICI in Seoul, and her pieces are now part of the prestigious Artbank Collection at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.

Mina Jin (b. 1966) earned her BFA in Western Painting from Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul in 1989, followed by an MFA from the same university in 1991. Her first solo exhibition took place in the same year at Gallery Kwanhoon in Seoul. In recent years, she has had solo presentations at venues including Insa Gallery (1995), Gallery Kwanhoon (1999), Insa Art Center (2004), Galerie PICI (2009), Hwabong Gallery (2010), Art Space Nut (2015), West End Gallery (2016), Nature Gallery (2018), and Galerie PICI (2024). Additionally, she has actively participated in international exhibitions, such as the Incheon Women’s Biennale (2011). Jin Mina’s works are held in collections of various institutions and individuals, including the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art – Korea and Sookmyung Women’s University. Her artwork has also been featured in various media, including illustrations in middle school Korean language textbooks.

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