Tiffany Jung is a Korean-American artist born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. Drawing on body art and conceptualism, her work is based on ephemerality, memory, and experience, oftentimes through the use of her own body. She uses elements of installation-based works, primarily in sculpture, painting, and ceramics. Currently, she lives and works in Brooklyn.
All things and appearances consist of particles. Water, stone, air, even human emotions. The spirit of my work aligns itself with the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism with concerns of the body in space. My work reconsiders the human experience beyond the physical realm as well as the physical body. Is the physical body a living medium? Or a mere vessel for consciousness to mediate our relationship and tie us to the physical world?
My work is driven by an investigation into physicality and how we interact with the physical world. My body is the surface where what I consider myself and my inner world touch my environment and outer world, which shapes each other. I want my work to acknowledge the presence of a non-material surface and bring materiality to space.
Plaster and clay are used in my sculptural works because they are materials that have very strong memories, and are historically rooted as part of the sculpture. Using these materials that don't have a preset shape, my work investigates how time and physical nature are captured by matter to generate form. It reveals a process by mapping the experience of embodiment.