Heeseop Yoon uses everyday materials such as tape and mylar to transform the act of drawing into something heroic and magical, presenting recognizable objects in a unique way. As Yoon explains, “I draw freehand without erasing. As I correct ‘mistakes’ the work results in double or multiple lines, which reflect how my perception has changed over time and makes me question my initial perception. Paradoxically, in my work greater concentration and more lines make the object drawn less clear. The more I see, the less I believe in the accuracy or reality of the images I draw.”
Born in 1976 in Seoul, Korea, Yoon holds an MFA from the City College of New York, and a BFA from Chung-Ang University in Seoul. She has participated in residencies including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, and the Artists Alliance Inc. (AAI).