22 June—8 August 2012
In the Gallery Café
Kyung Hwa Shon: Psychogeographic Abstract Landscapes in London.
Kyung Hwa Shon describes her work as 'psychogeographic abstract landscapes'. They are records of the effect that specific environments have had on her and the memories she associates with them.
Since arriving in London from Chicago, Shon has concentrated on investigating the method and scope of possible adaptation strategies. In particular, she has become more aware of how accumulated past memories merge with current experiences in her perception and understanding of present environments.
The paintings in this exhibition reveal her observations and interpretations of London’s unique architecture and urban environment – more specifically, the varied spaces in the City of Westminster.
Shon is concerned with how art can give expression to personal psychological experiences, and how her paintings can deliver a particular understanding of the present through personal responses and sensory experiences.
Kyung Hwa Shon is the 2011-12 Starr Foundation Artist in Residence at the Royal Academy Schools.