11 July – 28 July 2012: Jaedon Shin

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“Finally, I became a stranger here in Australia. How can I say that I know this world which is seemingly quite unreal?

Born in South Korea Jaedon Shin explores the ideas of the stranger, an outsider, the experience of living in another country and isolation. Along side that he explores the notion of people’s history and how it affects them or creates them.

In these strange and eerie paintings people stare out of the canvas looking for a place or meaning, the use of the artists own history is present in these works creating a dialogue of experience. What is real and true has always been of interest to artists, Jaedon Shin lives in a foreign land, his observations a constant assessment of people and place, of what is real or seemingly unreal.