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Shyun Song executes her minimalist oil paintings around pairs of concepts in the titles of her works. Prometheus and Narcissus draw from their respective Greek mythology. Prometheus, the bringer of light to humanity in mythology, is rather torch like, and the diagonal lines of the painting seem to pull like binding on the solitary orange block.
Born in South Korea / Works in NY
Shyun's minimalism does the maximum in bringing out the intensity of shapes and colors. What seem like stable forms - rectangles, tubes, and lines - never sit quietly on the ground. Shyun tips these shapes on their corner, drops them over a shadow, and slices just a little of their edges like soft cheese, capturing the brief moment where the stability of geometry meets the imagination of our eyes.You'll love Shyun if: you've spent an entire Sunday morning in front of a Barnett Newman in MoMA