The search for existence can be found in the series, “Finding
shadows” and “The source of wind”. To express such conceptual words
in a visual way that is reminiscent of paintings, Noh adopted a
unique, first of its kind experimental method. She first turned the
canvas into a plate. She was once known as a ‘printmaker’ and it is
here that she brings the techniques of print such as slashing,
digging and the erosion of copper plates onto the canvas. As if
bringing up water from a deep well, she has attempted to bring out
the color within colors and line within lines on the plate or the
canvas. Desiring to use the methods of both print and painting, Noh
has created her own unique form of ‘plate+ canvas’. Applying some of
her favorite techniques, she used mixed media such as acrylic paint,
oil paint, copper and rock powder to turn the canvas into a plate.
The screen of the canvas that was turned into a print or plate
became the background of an abstract pattern that has a touch of
coincidence to it. To this, she drew in the figures of a woman and a
horse to express the harmony between abstract and concrete figures.
If realistic descriptions are a restricting means of expression,
then abstract relies on coincidence. It could be said that with the
convergence of coincidence and fate, harmony is created, and this
mediates between reality and surrealism. The faintly drawn woman can
only be recognized by her outlines but the background is a space
that has multiple layers. This refers to outer space and serves as
the starting point and end point for our fundamental question of
‘Where do we come from and where do we go?’ The concept of searching
for existence and the language of philosophy are expressed in
paintings through Noh’s new method.
B.A. Chonnam National University.
M.A, Sungshin Women's, National University.
Ph.D. Department of Fine Arts at Chonnam National University
10 solo exhibitions; Seoul, Gwangju, France
2005. Salon de Caudec-les-Elbeuf Invitation Exhibition (France)
2008 Je Gil Gallery Invitation Exhibition-Shadow of BlankⅠ(Woo
Je Gil Museum /Gwangju)
2014 Noh Jung Suk Invitation Exhibition “Wind and shadow”(gallery