Heeseop Yoon

“I had a studio in LES for two years right after graduate school and was showing in bunch of galleries in the neighborhood. Being part of such a culturally rich and diverse area made me feel like I was finally settling down in NY as an artist.”

My work deals with memory and perception within cluttered spaces. I begin by photographing interiors such as basements, workshops, and storage spaces, places where everything is jumbled and time becomes ambiguous without the presence of people. From these photographs I construct a view and then I draw freehand without erasing. As I correct “mistakes” the work results in double or multiple lines, which reflect how my perception has changed over time and makes me question my initial perception. Paradoxically, greater concentration and more lines make the drawn objects less clear. The more I see, the less I believe in the accuracy or reality of the images I draw.