BIBLIOTECA DE ARTISTAS DE LAS COMUNIDADES EUROPEAS EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES ARTISTS LIBRARY
A short introduction to MAE JEON’s ARTWORK
Ms. Jeon has an extensive artistic biography as she has been showing for many years her artworks at different locations in America, Asia and Europe obtaining many awards and recognition. Her work is comprised of magnificent original digital art of flowers which are processed to obtain the wonderful artworks you will see in this book. She has always been able to project a restless spirit that has never been detained by time or adversity. Ms. Jeon is a clear example of tireless artistic work. Each piece, like a poem, deserves the analysis and thoughtfulness of the observer. Maybe we may say that each of her paintings can tell a different story or a special state of mind. This book pretends to show the world the work of an artist whose sincerity and devotion to the arts and culture has no limits.
Dr. Raúl M. Oyuela, A.FIAP Director – Museum of the Americas May, 2021
“One Love” “One Love”, 30 in. (76 cm.), Circle Digital art on metal.
“Awakening” “ Awakening ”, 20 in. (51 cm.), Circle Digital art on metal.
“Flying Soul” “ Flying Soul ”, 30 in. (76 cm.), Circle Digital art on metal.
“Her Cosmos” “ Her Cosmos ”, 24 in. ( 61 cm.), Circle Digital art on metal.
“Good Wishes” “Good Wishes”, 20 in. (51 cm.), Circle Digital art on metal.
“Rise up” “Rise U p”, 20 in. (51 cm.), Circle Digital art on metal.
“Holy Desire” “Holy Desire”, 26x26 in. (66x66 cm.), Digital art on metal.
“Inspirit” “ Inspirit ”, 24x24 in. (61x61 cm.), Digital art on metal.
“Lifted up” “ Lifted Up ”, 1 8x24 in. (46x61 cm.), Digital art on metal.
“Mystical Moment” “Mystical Moment”, 30x40 in. (76x102 cm.), Digital art on metal.
“Streaming Hope” “S treaming Hope ”, 24x40 in. (61x102 cm.), Digital art on metal.
“High Spirits” “ High Spirits ”, 1 8x40 in. (46x102 cm.), Digital art on metal.
“Intercession” “Intercession”, 1 8x42 in. (46x107 cm.), Digital art on metal.
“Floating mind” “Floating Mind”, 1 8 ½ x 40 in. (47x102 cm.), Digital art on metal.
“Rejoice” “Rejoice in Hope ”, 1 8x24 in. (46x61 cm.), Digital art on canvas.
“Birth Bliss” “Birth Bliss”, 1 8x24 in. (46x61 cm.), Digital art on metal.
“Heavenly Triumph” “ Heavenly Triumph ”, 40x30 in. (102x76 cm.), Digital art on canvas.
“Willing Mind” “ Willing Mind ”, 24x20 in. (61x51 cm.), Digital art on canvas.
“Telepathy 6” “ Telepathy ”, 24x18 in. (61x46 cm.), Digital art on metal.
“Spiritual Wave” “Spiritual Wave”, 28x23 in. (71x58 cm.), Digital art on metal.
“Healing Wave” “Healing Wave”, 24x20 in. (61x51 cm.), Digital art on metal.
“Ascending Hope” – (Front cover of the book) “Ascending Hope”, 25x20 in. (64x51 cm.), Digital art on metal. (Book Cover)
“In the Swirl” “In the Swirl”, 24x20 in. (61x51 cm.), Digital art on metal.
“Upholding Faith” “Uphol ding Faith ”, 25x20 in. (61x51 cm.), Digital art on metal.
“Time to Leave 6” “Time to Leave”, 24x20 in. (46x61 cm.), Digital art on metal.
“Absolute Virtue”, 24x20 in. (46x61 cm.), Digital art on metal.
“Source of Hope”, 25x20 ½ in. (64x52 cm.), Digital art on metal.
“ Thirst in Splash ”, 24x18 in. (61x46 cm.), Digital art on metal.
“ Return ”, 24x20 in. (46x61 cm.), Digital art on canvas.
“ Frozen Passion ”, 24x20 in. (46x61 cm.), Digital art on canvas.
“ Quest of Life ”, 20x18 in. (51x46 cm.), Digital art on canvas.
“E xtra Perception ”, 30x30 in. (76x76 cm.), Digital art on metal.
“Longing Spirit”, 20x20 in. (51x51 cm.), Digital art on canvas.
“Descending Grace”, 20x20 in. (51x51 cm.), Digital art on canvas.
“ Inner Healing”, 24x18 in. (61x46 cm.), Digital art on metal.
“Preserved Beauty”, 24x20 in. (61x51 cm.), Digital art on canvas.
“Foresight”, 30x20 in. (76x51 cm.), Digital art on canvas.
“Eternal Light”, 24x18 ½ in. (61x47 cm.), Digital art on metal.
“Divine Tongue”, 20x20 in. (51x51 cm.), Digital art on canvas.
“Ultimate Object”, 26x26 in. (66x66 cm.), Digital art on metal.
Mae Jeon Born in South Korea. Resident of the United States.
Mae Jeon is a digital fine artist whose love for flowers is intricately weaved into and expressed throughout her artwork. Her compositional treatment of motifs, colors, and other inherent qualities are guided by her intuition. She often finds inspiration from her time in meditation and spiritual reading. Her first encounter with digital art was in the early 2000s. She was working as a graphic designer in New York and was mesmerized by the seemingly limitless possibilities that digital software could offer creative artists. The discovery aroused such a deep passion in her that she immediately began experimenting with digital techniques in works that tackled various subjects: “One day, a red tulip with sharp, serrated edges to its petals was the focus of all my attention,” says Mae. “In my mind’s eye, the flower embodied the anguish I was feeling at the time.” She has a keen eye for depicting human emotions through the complexity and uniqueness of each flower. Part of this ins ight might be said to stem from her childhood memories and her childhood home, which had a spacious garden rich with color and diverse species of flowers. Every flower has a mysteriously constructed universe with its own beauty and spirit, allowing her ample space and inspiration to express her creative drive. In this way, flowers can offer people a spiritual vocabulary that, when harmonized with digital technology, can incept new modes of artistic life and beauty. Since her first encounter with digital artistry, she has continued to create digital art on floral subjects and strives to achieve the highest artistic quality in each piece by making the best use of current digital technology. In 2003 Mae retired from the graphic design field to pursue a fine-art career in digital media. In a way, her passion for marrying fine-art with digital media reflects her deeper spiritual drive to delve into the divine by exploring the divine as captured in the uniqueness of each flower. She has delved into the divine, portraying flowers in a spiritual context. Being an artist is a calling and an utmost privilege for Mae, a path through which an artist serves the world by beautifying it. Ultimately, Mae desires to create meaningful artwork that represents her journey of digital expression, and to spread hope and light through her art. In 2003, Mae had her first solo show in digital medium at the Spoke the Hub Re:Creation center in Brooklyn, New York. Since then her digital work has been exhibited in numerous galleries, museum shows, and art fairs in New York and Miami, as well as at the Biennale shows held in Florence 2005, Chianciano 2013, and Venice 2019.
She received the 2010 California Award from the Latino America Museum, Ontario, CA; the Best Work Prize in the 2012 International Monoprint show at the Museum of Americas; and First Prize in the 2017 Woman in Art show at Impulse Arts Inc. in Houston. In 2020 she received the Works on Paper Award at the 131st annual exhibition of the National Association of Women Artists. Mae Jeon’s digital work has been featured in over 40 books and magazines in the USA and Europe. She is a certified artist of the Museum of the Americas in Florida. Mae was born in Seoul, Korea, the second child of eight siblings. At 12 years old, she fell in love with watercolor painting when a private tutor taught her this art form. In high school, she regularly participated in workshop programs that allowed students to experiment in watercolor, oil painting, and charcoal drawing workshops. In 1971 Mae earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Hong -Ik University in Seoul. After graduating, she moved to Tokyo, Japan for 14 months to work as a designer intern at Shiseido, a prestigious cosmetics company. While in Tokyo, she took the opportunity to regularly visit galleries in Ginza. During her time in Tokyo that she was especially inspired by surreal art. Subsequently, she created artwork with mixed media and exhibited her first solo show at the Korean Cultural Center in Tokyo in 1972. She later returned to Seoul, where she worked with a cosmetics company designing packages, posters, and catalogs, also illustrating for the company magazine. While working as a designer she also earned a master’s degree in commercial art from Hong -ik University. After marrying, Mae and her husband immigrated to the USA, settling in Cleveland, Ohio for nine months. Then, she decided to make a short trip to New York to seek a job in the art field. During this trip she was hired as a staff designer with a company of sports cards and bubble gum products. She worked there for over 20 years while raising her two sons. Since 1985, Mae has lived in Staten Island, New York with her family, which is where she started her digital art, working in a corner of her living room. In 2014, Mae moved to her current home and art studio, the place she fell in love with at first sight.
Contacts : email@example.com – www.maejeon.com
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