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Kahee Jeong
Fine Art Painting BA Hons

University of Brighton

Graduates: 2022

Specialisms: Painting / Ceramics / Drawing

My location: Brighton, United Kingdom

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Kahee Jeong

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First Name: Kahee

Last Name: Jeong

University / College: University of Brighton

Course / Program: Fine Art Painting BA Hons

Graduates: 2022

Specialisms: Painting / Ceramics / Drawing

My Location: Brighton, United Kingdom

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An artist who loves nature. Born in Korea. Interested in Food, painting like cooking, making ceramics like baking. Not only using oil paint but also experimenting self-made food dyes and food materials on canvas. Translating the submerged ambivalence of food, began with recognising it as 'flesh' of living bodies. Finding the expanded food chain related to the reality that the stronger attack the weaker as their prey in human society.

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My project is related to attempts to translate the submerged ambivalence of food, began with recognising food as ‘flesh’ of living bodies. For me, it is a challenge to define what exists between a cow and beef in one simple word. Sometimes although a superficial image of food could evoke straightforward happiness, the underneath reality might hurt or disgust us. The ambivalent emotions triggered by foods provoke incompatible inner argument and feelings in me, reminding me of their origin as something living. The marks by food ingredients and food-dyes in my practice reflect the daily traces of food which exist on our tongues, and bodies as well as on the table. Reproducing these abstract images, I intended to visualise the moment that our sensory nerves create specific emotions by biological electric signals, induced from narratives of flesh. Investigating the clash between the sensibilities of food, my theme seeks phenomenon beyond the surface such as sacrifice and violence behind sustenance and hospitality. My working process, making multi-layers with several different materials, is the process of hiding violence and screams by digesting and refining. Through this process, the work, starting with strong and sharp images, finally turns into a calm piece of work; as if our tables mostly seem to be composed of peaceful flesh although these are set on the roar of the predator and the scream of the prey.