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Jaeyoun Shin
Enlightenment is found in hugging fuzzy animals. Shin incorporates watercolor, acrylic, Asian paper collage and other media to portray the fragility, sensitivity and complexity of memories, emotions and thoughts expressed in her works. Collectively, the paintings are interconnected mindscapes that challenge the idea of personal identity and emotion, describing different boundaries of safe and unsafe environments and various senses of vulnerability. Each work intends to transform the spaces and objects from familiar to unfamiliar, and lets the viewers see different perspectives.