Zin Helena Song
Grid Origami #5 - Purple and Black Geometric Painting on Wood
2014

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mixed media on wood
24” x 38”, 2014

In this piece, Zin Helena Song creates a grid on the wood underneath her painting. By keeping some of the wood bare, you can also see the incredibly find grid, and some various other pencil lines which she used to trace out her work. This almost looks like a blueprint of a city, and the colors mimic the bright lights of that city. The title of her work "Origami” reflects the combination of geometry and playfulness as well as complex influences from Western modernism to Asian paper folding traditions.

Zin Helena Song was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1983 and completed her undergraduate studies there at the Kook Min University before traveling to New York, where she earned her MFA from L.I.U. Post. Song is a painter whose highly technical pieces layer hard-edged abstraction on top of meticulously created supports. She creates each uniquely shaped panel by hand to augment the crisp geometric lines of her vivid and pastel color planes. The visual complexity of her compositions is diagrammed according to her notions of order and multiplicity in modern urban society. She creates ethereal geometric sculptures from wood and canvas. She is currently based in South Korea.

Her work is heavily rooted in her use of color, space, structure and geometry and how they interact on a shaped canvas. She sees in her work a similarity and mirroring of the natural phenomenon of society and life. Every color she chooses, and shape she uses, is connected to each other, and becomes synergistic, much like society.

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  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    24 in. H x 36 in. W
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU434335852
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