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TangoTango, 2000 Heat-transferred laser print on wallpaper (each in the edition is a unique pose) 8 x 10 inches Signed Edition of 30
(Korean, b. 1969)
While perfecting the fine art of Tango with his wife in London in 1999, conceptual photographer Yeondoo Jung was drawn to his Tango colleagues Patricia and Neo, a couple in their sixties who had been dancing the Argentine Tango together for twenty-five years. Jung’s stylized studio pictures of the pair capture the very essence of their passion and are reminiscent of Hollywood glamour pictures. Jung isolates their poses and heat transfers them onto wallpaper. In 2000 he installed the wallpaper and a dance floor in a Seoul subway car as a sixth month long public art installation. The artist heard later that the installation did inspire some of the passengers to dance during their daily commute. Each image in this edition of 30 represents a different movement, from close embraces to dramatic flourishes.
Yeondoo Jung was born in Jinju, Republic of Korea in 1969. After receiving his Masters of Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College in London, he has exhibited widely around the globe in such city art’s festivals as the Fukuoka Triennial of Japan, Gwangju Biennial of Korea, Liverpool Biennial, Camberwell arts week of London, and the Shanghai Biennial. His recent work, entitled Wonderland opened at Tina Kim Fine Art in New York in 2005. Jung lives and works in Seoul.