Seulbin Roh(1996)

Seulbin Roh’s artistic curiosity began when she faced a dilemma about her vulnerability. The question that it began with was, “Why am I fascinated by dynamic shapes and vivid colours?” The dilemma was closely related to her multicultural background. Moving to different countries as a child, she has always found herself a bit in-between. Missing the advantage of using her surroundings as a way to generate a sense of belonging for herself, she found a great tool to substantiate this quest for self-determination through making art.

She is fascinated by the abstraction of nature. It possesses all the qualities that she desires: patterns, colours, and odd shapes. By investigating nature and the nature of things, she focuses on strong and evocative shapes of flora and fauna she takes from self-made photographs, and which she turns both into ceramics and connecting murals. 

She has developed a strong interest in human right and psychological health which is rampant in our society and everyday life. She addresses more psychological issues and racial discrimination related to depression, spiritual insecurity, and emotional vulnerability, using strong colour tones and complex patterns that have a resemblance to nature. She often feels a desire to have an emotional connection with people, which dissolves the barriers between the work and the viewers. Most of the time, the general concept behind her work and the starting point are based on these processes.

While installation is her primary medium of choice, she is also particularly interested in the textures of her work, using ceramics and mural paintings to bring everything together. Throughout the therapeutic approach of her works, expression takes the centre stage over figuration as she continues to build a dynamic, spatial world for herself and her audience to find a place in. 

Education

2021 sep – Sandberg Instituut, Gerrit Rietveld Academie – Master of Dirty Art Department

2016 – 2020 – HKU University of the Arts Utrecht – Bachelor of Fine Arts    

2018 – 2019 – Beaux-arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire – Eramus Program    

2011 – 2012 – Daejeon Arts High school  

Exhibition

PAST

Nov, 2021 – Never Together Forever And Ever – OT301 – Amsterdam, NL

May, 2021 – Nieuwe Liefde 21 – Kunstlifde – Utrecht, NL

Apr, 2021 – Ontmoetingshanden – Utrecht, NL

Mar, 2021 – All Inn – Het Hem, Zaandam, NL

Sep, 2020 – HKU Graduation exposition – Galerie De Pastoe Fabriek, Utrecht, NL

Nov, 2019 – Lee Mini Who – De Havenloods, Utrecht, NL

Mar, 2019 – Tuub, Crowded – Galerie De Pastoe Fabriek, Utrecht, NL

Aug, 2018 – Museum of Huis Doorn – Doorn

Aug, 2015 – Green Pigment – IGong Gallery

Jan, 2015 – Neo Art Sumer 2 – MBC M Gallery, Daejeon

Nov, 2014 – Neo Art Sumer 1 – Daejeon Metropolitan City Hall

Artistic activity

ARTIST MEMBER

Mar 2021 – now – Art gallery Kunstlifde – Utrecht, NL

ARTIST VISA

Mar 2021 – now

Assistant

Jun, 2019 – Midzomer festival – Utrecht, NL

2018 – 2019 – Beaux-arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire – Nantes, France

2017 – 2018 – Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten – Amsterdam, NL

Nominated

Dec, 2020 – Subbaculcha – Amsterdam

Sep, 2020 – Kunstkamer Kraai – Nijmegen

Publications

UPCOMING

Dec, 2021 – To Live As An Asian Woman – Onomatopee, Eindhoven, NL

PAST

Mar, 2021 – INN(with Atelier Brenda and Rob Stolk)

Sep, 2020 – 2020 (with Koen Taselaar)

Jul, 2020 – BK-informatie

Certificate

2014 – Colour Clay Instructor Qualification Level 1 – Colour Clay Cultural Arts Association