Non-star, Reeha, Painting ’24

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    Acrylic, pigment, oil on raw canvas

    Collective lights, Falling of disaster, and Waterfall-like chandelier.

    A huge collection of lights bursts forth from the shadows, exploding and pulsating slowly. Inspired by the paradoxical notion of luxury and catastrophe, a massive collection of lights bursts forth from the shadows, exploding and pulsating slowly. At the intersection of abstraction and representation, the work aims to convey both finite and infinite by blurring the boundaries between objects and human bodies, between physical and the metaphysical.

    Born in Korea and raised in China, Reeha (b. 1994) explores the ambiguity and duality inherent in so-called absolute truth, faith, and boundaries. Through her ghost-like paintings – where fragmented figures are bathed in dramatic light and subtle shadows, she blurs the threshold between objects and human bodies, physicality and metaphysicality, and functionality and malfunctionality. Thin yet multi-layered paintings blend personal memories with dreamlike scenery, oscillating between reality and Atopia – a place that is moored in nowhere.

    Reeha held a duo exhibition in Shenyang, China at the age of nine, and since then, her works have been consistently presented in numerous duo and group exhibitions, including Gallery 100_0, Gallery Euljiro OF, Haeng-hwa-tang Art Space, Gallery H in Seoul, Korea, Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France, and Xin Complex Cultural Space in Shenyang, China. She graduated in 2021 with a BFA in Painting from Hong-ik University in South Korea. That same year, she was awarded the Fulbright scholarship, and is currently pursuing her MFA in the Painting Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art, class of 2024.

    IG: @r_eeha