Mimi Joung

Between  Mute-Noon Series  Imperial Bone china series Mute-Noon series  Silver Stream  Gateshead Pltates
Gateshead plates series  Gateshead plates series, North & South exhibition  Side Cafe  Day Collector series, 2006 Limited edition print. edition of 10 Screen print  Mute-Scape, Day collector series, 2006
Thicket, Latvia, 2006  Clay today 1990  Waiting, London, 2005 Mute-noon series - Photograph, 2004  Broken Orchestra - Scenario-1, 2008   Drawing in progress
Images of new sculpture-famouse chair, mixed,2004 Image of new sculpture, mixed media, 2004  PostLandscape, post it, 2008&2009 Thicket-gold, porcelain, 2007 Take landscape with you, 2008 Take light with you, 2008
Always in my mind - Fragile home  Another Room  Another Room - 10 Manchester street  Propose Edition - Waiting series 2013 Propose Edition - Waiting series, 99 steps, 2013
Forming words, waiting Chrome, 2014 Monochrome

"There is a sense of stillness that comes to us"

Mimi Joung’s work presents a collection of landscapes made out of second-hand jigsaw pieces depicting, over-layering, a great varieties of scenes - there may be landmarks, fragments of cities, mountains, the seaside, cloudscapes. Sometimes there are all of these things - a riot of displacement but framed in the eternal stillness of the landscape tradition. Joung trained as a ceramist and this series is a major departure from her sculptural work. An interest in landscape was heightened by her artist residency on the island Man of Hoy, Scotland (2008) in which she started to respond artistically to the ever changing natural course of landscapes. Joung developed this new series of landscape works using jigsaw collage during her recent residency in St Davids (2010) in conjunction with the Cardiff Museum collections. Many of the jigsaws were found in charity shops in Pembroke shire. While at the Cardiff Museum, Joung found the room of 17th century landscape paintings very inspiring. In her research she realized that the artists in this period were primarily interested not in realism but in embellishing it to create powerful effects and set about trying to emulate this sensibility in this series. Jigsaws can be a fun material to work with. And detecting and manipulating landscapes to create new worlds can bring pleasure - something not lost on screen idol Tony Curtis when he said: “My dressing table downstairs is crowded with things, like a mini landscape. It's a city with buildings and towers and roads. There's a pool and a little park. When I move something around it becomes a different tableau”.


"There is a sense of stillness that comes to us" 2010


"There is a sense of stillness that comes to us" 2011


"There is a sense of stillness that comes to us" 2010


"There is a sense of stillness that comes to us" 2011


"There is a sense of stillness that comes to us" 2011