YANG Sue Yon (b.1988, Seoul, Korea), obtained Bachelor of Fine Arts from Seoul National University, Korea in 2011, studied Korean traditional painting. While she developed her career as an artist, she also worked as a researcher producing replicas of cultural heritages for national museums in Korea. From this background, she would like to explore new possibilities of the traditional painting by combining and experimenting traditional materials and contemporary expressions.
In her artworks, Sue Yon focuses on humanity, particularly about life and death. The exploration on the spectrum of life and fatality stem from her personal experience of her father’s death, and eventually evolves into the questioning of why people fear death even it is inevitable. These questionings translate into the theme of futile desire on eternity, and expose the intrinsic fear in humanity.
Sue Yon held two solo exhibitions and participated in various exhibitions such as ‘Ink Asia’, ‘Fine Art Asia’, ‘Asia Contemporary Art Show’, her works were showcased in Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany. Her works are housed in ‘Seong-nam Art Bank’, ‘Incheon District Court’, ‘Seoul National University Hospital’ in Korea and prized by private collectors.