Yeajin Yoo is a Korean painter who primarily uses oil paint Her works deal with the difference between reality and ideal, and questioning how to be aware of the human’s alienation from society. She has exhibited in various solo and group shows, including at the National Assembly Art Gallery (Seoul, Korea), Tom gallery (Seoul, Korea), Young Artist Project at DTC gallery (Daejeon, Korea), and Healing Art Festival (Daejeon, Korea). She holds a BFA and an MFA in painting from Hannam University (Daejeon, Korea).
My work is about the conflict of the human mind that comes from the difference between reality and ideal. It started from being aware of humans' alienation from society and trying to find their own Utopia to find out about humanity. The Utopia I’m looking for is where we can relax, and it is the place where people forget the tiring reality, comfort their weary lives, and pursue their dreams. In other words, it serves as a space for escaping from harsh reality through self-reflection, healing the mind, and giving a driving force for life. Oil painting is my primary medium, and I intend to grab the audience's attention by creating color contrast between the real world and the dream.