Art Pharmacy Prescriptions: Take Two/Haejin Yoo

Art Pharmacy is proud to announce our second Art Pharmacy Prescriptions artist: Haejin Yoo. 

Haejin is the latest artist to assist Art Pharmacy in the manufacture (read: create) of your much-needed art prescriptions. Sign up and we’ll send you your quarterly dosage of artworks! The treatments we prescribe for the well-being of our patients are continuously changing and always interesting. For instance, one quarter you may receive an oil painting, the next; a hand-crafted vase. Interested? Sign up here

About Haejin

An emerging Sydney based artist, Haejin uses bold line and vibrant colour to expressively create artworks inspired by the people closest to her. She has a background in science and a passion to continually learn, create, and experiment with her artworks.

Her artworks profoundly reflect on life experiences and the people that have shaped her life. She often uses flowers and animals to personify these relationships and meticulously embeds symbols within her work. Haejin enjoys exploring the meaning behind symbols such as flowers as a way to express characteristics and emotions.

Always on the lookout for new materials to work with, Haejin likes to mix and contrast styles and techniques. "My mediums are water colour paints, water colour pencils, colour pencils, markers, pens, acrylics and some miscellaneous materials such as alcohol, cheese cloths, salts. I like experimenting with mediums and explore their effects. I love the contrast between sharp edges of markers and free flow of water colours."

This month, our patients will receive a beautiful silver leaf print; one for whose experimental techniques have created a window into nature. 

Drawing on her work in labs, Haejin utilises her original technique, which involves the mixing of acrylic and watercolour for the dreamy visuals that her colours evoke. The work is reminiscent of the romantic awe-inspiring landscape tradition, but in a wistfully abstract light. 

"The silver leaf is to suggest the faraway snow-capped alps as one stands in the low-lying wildflower fields,” says Haejin, “Overall the work is meant to conjure up the feeling of physically being there in the moment”. 

Haejin is currently working on an illustrated children’s book with her partner, where she plans on bringing this new technique to the book medium; “there’s something about it very reminiscent of children’s books”, she says of the print. 

How should you display your work? “For framing I’ve left a wide margin so you can have a variety of size frames. However, if you’re not sure, I’d recommend an A3 floating frame,” says Haejin, “I’d definitely also recommend glass as it helps preserve the watercolour paper”.

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