Seyeong Yoon 윤세영
Seyeong Yoon is an artist who transforms and destroys existing social and conceptual paradigms through experimental video aesthetics, and explores the essence of various social concepts to present them anew.
Seyeong Yoon was born and raised in the small city of Gwacheon, South Korea, home to the original National Museum of Modern Contemporary Art (prior to the Seoul location) where Yoon first encountered video artist Nam June Paik and the MMCA-commissioned work ‘Dadaiksun’. After first beginning as an animator / vfx artist in San Francisco, Yoon entered the commercial video industry as a video director & editor in 2014, working with clients like Google, NBA Style, ELLE, Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, and more. In 2017, he moved to London to attend UAL(University of the Arts London) and immersed himself in the London fashion scene, collaborating with Central Saint Martin (CSM) and London College of Fashion (LCF) fashion designers on experimental fashion films. For his senior thesis, he studied the works of Fluxus, an avant-garde artist movement of the 1960’s in Germany and New York.
From there, he began to seriously pursue video art, and returned to Seoul in 2019 when he was selected as the headliner video artist of ARTE, a Seoul-based artist collective with a community venue sponsored by NAVER and HIRO MASUMOTO, which was later disbanded as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. In Seoul, he collaborated with notable South Korean brands and venues such as IISE, Seoul Community Radio, and Vans Korea, etc. Most recently, he collaborated with South Korean electronic music producer Glam Gould, creating a visual accompaniment to the song ‘The Eclipse’ from Glam Gould’s latest album ‘Wave I Don’t Own’, marking the beginning of their ongoing collaboration. For the video piece, Yoon manipulated live action footage of the currents of the Donghae Sea through After Effects to create a deep-contrast, highly saturated look that evokes destruction, deconstruction and the grotesque as is characteristic of his video work.
2024 (Upcoming) <Abstract Mind 2024> CICA Museum, Gimpo, South Korea
2023 <VideoBardo International Videopoetry Festival> Centro Cultural San Martin (El Cultural San Martín), Buenos Aires, Argentina
2023 <7th Festival ECRÃ> Video Art - Online Exhibition, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2022 <Annual Open Exhibition 2022> Lake Gallery (Southwark Park Galleries), London, United Kingdom
2022 <Tradition Transition> Punto Blu Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
2022 <6° Festival ECRÃ> MAM Rio (Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro – Museum of Modern Art, Rio) Cinemateca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2018 <Beyond 2001: NEW HORIZONS > London College of Communication, London, United Kingdom
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