Via Zéro

Yu Yeung Tchine2007

Korean Art Museum Association

Korean Art Museum Association

‘Via Zero’ will to be shown in two ways: by being displayed on the wall and by projecting video of the installation. In the process, the creation is contributes through the cinematic method. CDs on the wall are covered by white fabric, rotated and sewed along the round shape of the CD. Then, vivid color dots are marked on the CDs as they are cycling from one to nine. The 10th space is empty (skipped) and the 11th object is number 1; it repeats one through nine, on and on. This work shows the time cycle following the decimal system. The time accumulated is shown on the CD-objects with color markers. They disappear when it hits the zero (the 10th) and starts all over again. The rhythm of the cycling CDs sounds like a pulse.

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  • Title: Via Zéro
  • Creator: Tchine, Yu Yeung
  • Date Created: 2007
  • Physical Dimensions: w190 x h190 cm
  • Type: Mixed Media and Painting
  • Medium: CD, fabric, acrylic, needlework
  • Critic's Note: The Expansion of the Painting In 1969, Tchine, Yu Yeung received a government scholarship from The Fine Art Department of Korea and went to France. Currently, she works vigorously asking the question, “Where is this painting?” rather than “What is this painting?” Over the last fifty years of her career as an artist, Tchine has been exploring this concept. She refers to the biblical story when God asks the human (Dasein), “Where are you?” During this time the human was thrown out of the current place and time. In the studio we grow to understand the painter as they create, we learn to understand the essence and background of what makes him/her. So, where is the painting?” First, Tchine explores relationships like: analog and digital, painting and photograph, object and image, real and metaphor. She digitalizes the analogous world as she paints the photograph; somewhere along the way reality becomes a metaphor. Secondly, Tachine’s paintings depict visual art and the actual body as* art; the process acts as an exploration of people. Lastly, her painting is between, ‘the thing that we don’t paint’ and ‘the thing we cannot paint.’ Tchine draws attention to light, but ironically she doesn’t draw the light. By expressing imagery like leaves, she makes light appear in between the leaves naturally. Tchine includes photographs and moving images to create a work of art and has expanded the genre of painting. More over, she reveals the true meaning of painting, which is not limited to material but more related to the spirit that embraces art as a part of the life. by Sim, Eun Rok Sim (Art Critic), 2011
  • Artist's Education: Seoul National University. B.F.A., PaintingMarseille-Luminy. France. Master's certificate, Arts plastiques.

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