Eunji Jung is making graphic novels and drawings based in Seoul.
She graduated in BFA graphic and moving image design in Konkuk University after then, she has finished her Diploma in Humanities and social sciences at Goldsmiths College and MA Fine Art at Chelsea college of Art. After she passed Ph.D course in Sejong University, has not only prepared her dissertation for comic department, also concentrated on making self- published comics and alternative comic zine with her students in University.
She has explored the correlation between the body, identity and the world in various fields of contemporary art. In particular she focuses on the notion of the transformed body in various circumstances. In relation to attempts by human beings to constantly redefine themselves by transforming their bodies force her to seek the fundamental function of a metamorphosed body. In this concern, she specifies spontaneous anxieties on one individual body and identity associated with surrounded society.
(left) Eunji Jung, Mutated Body- long ears with shawl, 2014, oil pastel and pencil on wood board, 5,800 x1,540 mm
(right) Eunji Jung, Mutated Body-a plaster bandage, 2014, oil pastel and pencil on wood board, 8,000 x 1,300 mm
There are three different characters that are doing transmutation, and they are all connected with my theoretical issue. I have reinterpreted corporeal mutation, the most fundamental and major word in my work, as a deep resonance for some alienated youth developing from child to adult. For instance, some adolescents (my main subject) might be to exist outside the normative. Their body is constantly being re-composited and re-configured while their identity continues to be erratically transformed to become fitted into a society (and a society’s norm). In this sense, I have been interested in being abruptly but constantly metamorphosed in both physical and mental manner to the adolescent is rational process or incomprehensible mystery.