ATELIER JAK


ARTIST BIO & ARTIST STATEMENT

Jangyoung Jung and Andreas Geisselhardt work together as atelierJAK.

The works are created in the constellation as a group, the mutual debate, and interpersonal ambivalence in a separate intellectual space - between reality and substantiality.

Since 2013, atelierJAK has been working on the film project SOUL BLINDNESS. atelierJAK has developed a distinctive working process. Over the course of continued exhibition activity, the artist has been progressively visualizing and writing the screenplay. Fragmentarily and contextually, the spectator thereby plunges into the topical, visual world of SOUL BLINDNESS. (The complete film is designed with a running time of 90 minutes, divided into 30 clips of exactly three minutes each.)

The spectator encounters constructions of the real and interpretations of fantasy that intertwine the spectator with the artist and the artwork on an imaginary level as they view the works.

atelierJAK presents neither body nor character – the artist exclusively conveys identity to the outside through various media.

atelierJAK had numerous solo exhibitions in various cities including Vienna, Austria; Brussels, Belgium; Busan, Korea; and Berlin, Germany, among others. atelierJAK has participated in group exhibitions at Kunstmueum Stuttgart, Germany; Pyeongchang Biennale, Korea; VOX POPULI in Philadelphia, USA; and has exhibited at Waterfall Gallery for more than six years. atelierJAK's works are in public and private collections including University of Freiburg, Germany; Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC, New York, USA; City Leonberg, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Korea; and Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany, among many others. In addition to the collection, atelierJAK's works were published in four different books since 2012.

artelierJAK won 1st place in public art in the State of Baden-Württemberg in 2017 and received an award from Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg. In 2014, artelierJAK also have received a scholarship from Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan. atelier JAK participated in various artist in residency program in Korea and Germany.