Chung Zuyoung (b. 1969) is well known for her works of mountain landscapes where she seeks to portray the essence of the mountains as character individuals rather than realistic reproductions of the physical landscape. In this way, her inquiries are driven by a reinterpretation of the Joseon Dynasty paintings of artist such as Jeong Seon or Gim Hongdo to examine contemporary notions of landscape. In her work, Chung is more focused on the artist’s subjectivity that is projected on the landscape rather than a depiction of an object. The only way to create such an existence is an allusion via the fictional expression of painting.
Chung received her BFA at Seoul National University and completed her Masters at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf under professor Jan Dibbets. Chung’s works are in the public collection of the Daegu Art Museum, Daegu; Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan; Seoul National University Museum of Art; and Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul.