ARTISTS TALK | Jena Jang + Steven Sumner

26 Setembro 2020 18h00

Zaratan AIR presents:
ARTISTS TALK | Jena Jang + Steven Sumner

September 26 at 6pm | Free Entry*

The Artist Talks offer the community a chance to meet the artists-in-residence at Zaratan and to gain insight into the creative process.
On September 26, at 6PM, Jena Jang (KR) and Steven Sumner (UK/FR) will introduce briefly their artistic practices and will give us an insight into the artworks on display in the gallery space.

>>>STEVEN SUMNER is a british artist, living and working in the South of France. He obtained a Honours Degree in Contemporary Art at the Huddersfield University (UK) in 2014. Previous to assume himself as an art creator, he has been working during 37 years in the development of automation systems for industry. This extend experience in engeneering influences his artistic practice in a very unpredictable way. He approches the artistic media freely but wth pragmatism, starting from whatever material he feels necessary to engage with to represent his investigations: from lasers and computer systems to oil on canvas and clay sculptural works. His artwork reflects on existence and how, from energy and molecular fundamentals (particle physics), life and consciousness affords artistic and scientific enquiry. [ ]

>>> JENA JANG is a South Korean artist based in Prague, Czech Republic. She is a researcher in visual communication at Time-Based media department in University of Jan Evangelista Ústí nad Labem. Her audiovisual works illustrate the psychological struggle that is symbolised with a poetic approach and indigenous earthy images that are inspired by myth/primitive/folk/Naive art and Art Brut. She mixes hand-drawn images with sound, video works, and digitally edited/distorted images. Her research project, a shamanic art therapy practice; the exploration of the music genre of a shamanic new wave; a mind purification will be delivered with mantra chanting, instrument playing, visual elements with video projection. Her residency at Zaratan is sponsored by Jan Evangelista Purkyne University In Usti Nad Labem / Czech Republic). [ ]

SUPPORT: República Portuguesa – Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes
[*In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the conversation takes place outdoors in the Zaratan courtyard, with mandatory use of a mask and limited seating, in compliance with hygiene and safety standards.]

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