Esse Change Up, Reading Room Library, Naarm/Melbourne 
31 August - 30 September 2023

Using methods of abstraction and fragmentation, Jieun Ha’s paintings make oblique rather than didactic references to sourced objects. By breaking the initial logic of a consumable, her work translates the familiarity of objects into a mood or landscape through a poetic sequence of abstraction. Departing from their intended functionality and introducing a sense of place and state of mind, the source remains partially concealed whilst expanding the meaning of assemblage painting.

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Esse Change Up, oil and glitter on canvas, dimension varies. Image: André Piguet














Esse Change Up, oil and glitter on canvas, dimension varies x 12.8 m, 2023. Installation view. Image: Aidan Miller