Youjin Yi

Born 1980 in Gangneung, KOR,
lives and works in Munich

In her multifaceted artistic language, Youjin Yi unites objective references and abstract, painterly structures. Her works depict landscape spaces occupied by persons, animals, objects or hybrids. Seemingly dematerialized they fuse with their environment, emerge or take shape. Yi regards her works as metaphors for unconscious images and manifestations of ideas. Her art is distinguished by the variation of graphic and painterly principles. She probes the placement of a body and its relationship to the surrounding space – on levels of both form and content. The influence of an East Asian understanding of painting flows into the artist’s work in many ways. She developed a special iconography between the poles of imprints and cultures.

 

Vita

2011

Master Student of Günther Förg, Academy of Fine Arts Munich, DE

2008

Studies at Leiko Ikemura, Universität der Künste Berlin, DE

2004 – 2011

Academy of Fine Arts Munich, DE

2000 – 2002

Sejong University of Seoul, KOR

Solo and Two-Person Shows (Selection)

2020

Solo exhibition at Lemoyne, Zurich, CH

YI.05, Britta Rettberg, Munich, DE

2019

Sehnsucht nach Sehen, Rathaus Pasing, Munich, DE

2018

Unter Bewusstsein, Tanja Pol Galerie, Munich, DE

2014

Tanja Pol Galerie, München, DE

Group Shows (Selection)

2019

Works on paper, Britta Rettberg, Munich, DE
NSCHEN NISTEN NIEDERSCHLAG, Rathauskeller Wolnzach, DE

2018

Schiffe setzten über, Galerie der Künstler, BBK, Munich, DE
OCCURENCE-Part 3 – an art project of Stephanie Maier, Kulturwerkstatt HAUS 10, Munich, DE

2016

FRISCHLUFT TANKEN im BERLINERBODEN SCHLUFT, Schorfheide, Brandenburg, DE
After Realism, GiG MUNICH, Galerie im Gartenhaus, Munich, DE

2015

ONGGI – A Space for a Week in Cologne, Tanja Pol Galerie c/o Studio Wolfgang Burat, Cologne, DE

2013

My mind keeps wandering – Kunst aus München in Biesenthal, Wehrmühle Biesenthal, Brandenburg, DE

2010

Dialogos, Fundacion Ludwig de Cuba, Catedra Humboldt, Casa Monumento Salvador Allende, Havanna, CU

Publications

2020

Youjin Yi. Fusion – edited by Melitta Kliege and Tanja Pol, VfmK Verlag für moderne Kunst, Vienna, AT

Selected Works