Private Project

Sandys- 6min

Documentation Art project explores the boundaries between painting and film, and explores the potentiality of digital documentation of the process of Korean Bunche painting as an independent fine art piece. This practice also attempts to re-invents French philosopher Gilles Deleuze's theory of art as Transcendental Realism which leads her to develop a new way of seeing everyday life, not through fixed identity and pre-existing categories, but rather infused with the notion of differenciation, and in search of truths as a process.

  • Hyeyoung Maeng
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
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Director Biography - Hyeyoung Maeng

Hyeyoung is an artist-researcher who earned an art practice-based PhD degree in Contemporary Arts from LICA in Lancaster University, UK. She studied Korean painting and Taoist Aesthetics for her BFA and MFA at Kyung Hee University, South Korea. She also earned a second MFA in Contemporary painting at the San Francisco Art Institute, where she first started applying Deleuze’s ontology and philosophical concepts in her art practice. Her interdisciplinary artistic research investigates the aesthetics of Deleuze’s transcendental realism in relation to the aesthetics of Tao through the process of Korean Bunche painting, which is a multi-layered painting technique, using powder pigment mixed with water-soluble binders on Korean paper. Hyeyoung makes experimental video art pieces called Documentation Art from the process of creating Bunche paintings. She has had nine solo exhibitions and forty-eight group exhibitions internationally.

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