Jinseon Chon (b.1991 Seoul, Korea) based in London
Kyonggi University, BA Environment Sculpture 11 - 18
Royal College of Art, MA Painting 21 - 23
I arrived at the topic of the mirror through my own work and interest in its possibilities and history as an object, inside and outside of art. The mirror is such a simple, everyday object, but has a deep and complicated relationship to the self. I have been working with mirrors since 2018. The process to make this work was to simply sand and scratch mirrors repeatedly until parts of the mirror become completely clear or depicted, so the viewer can see through the front into the back of the mirror. For me, this process is more like a meditation.