Contemporary Portrait Photography 2019
Diana Nicholette Jeon
This portrait is from the series Nights as Inexorable as the Sea. The statement for this series is:
Dreams are quirky phenomena. Existing in that liminal space we are confronted with situations we can’t quite explain, often fraught with absurdities and illogical occurrences. They challenge the delicate balance between perception and the subconscious mind. I rarely remember entire dream sequences; instead, I find myself left with confused snippets. Like the boxes of pictures kept in tins in a drawer...a collection of pictures I barely recognize, yet somehow relate to as having experienced. Awake, I am left wondering ‐ was it really a dream, or a previously forgotten bit of a random memory?
As the referents are ephemeral things, I have placed these images in tins – simulations of the old tins in which people stored photographs and mementos, a collection of visions they sorted through, sifted over and sometimes shared.
Diana Nicholette Jeon is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Honolulu. She was awarded her BA in Studio Art at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in 2003 and her MFA in Imaging and Digital Art by the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2006. Jeon’s internationally-exhibited, award-winning work has been internationally featured in Gente di Fotografia, The Huffington Post, several curated collections at Saatchi Art, Shots Magazine, Lens Culture and The Hand magazine, among others. Recent awards include overall winner of the 11th Julia Margaret Cameron award and several recent Hawaii State Foundation for Culture and the Arts purchase awards. Her work is held in corporate, public and private collections nationally and internationally. More of her work can be found at: http://diananicholettejeon.com
The Sinking and The Fear
Mixed Media Photographic Object
(Original photographs, Epson Surecolor P800 pigment ink, Hahnemuhle Baryta FA paper, cold wax, archival Fomcor, adhesives)