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Painting (MA)

Jess Beige

Jess Beige (b.1994, California) is a South Korean artist living in London.
She has completed her BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths University of London.

Recent shows include Nothing in that Drawer at 10 Hanover(London) 2019, Performances at Café OTO(London) 2019, Snapshot at Hockney Gallery 2020, A fish you have already caught(London) 2020.




Degree Details

School of Arts & Humanities

Painting (MA)


From this moment, I am sharing my space with you. As I continue, I am filling in this space with words. In the meantime, we might be reading in different speed or rhythm. I may stop now but you might keep going. We might even come across the same thing. But we both know that we will be reaching for an end and that it ends in the same word then to a letter. I am interested in such ideas.

Shared thinking, shared emotion and collective motion are what I think about the most. As thoughts become words, words are then shared, every letter wears in age, it bends and it travels. Words become materialized, as if language was tactile and approachable. Like vessels, airships..

I investigate such ideas, through motions of gathering and dispersing or forming and breaking. All starts from a piece of material, like a piece of aluminum or sliced piece of wax in my hand. I explore my materials as a way to bridge distance and shared space, image and weight. There is always the sense of piercing through space that ends up here or there. And the works are, hopefully, going somewhere.

E with Shelter — 30.5 x 20.0 x 13.5

T and O with Bar — 7.0 x 116.0 x 5.0 cm

H with Plate — 19.0 x 6.5 x 7.0 cm

R with Chimney — 63.0 x 23.0 x 10.0 cm

The Odyssey for T O G E T H E R (2019~) is an ongoing series of works specifically using letters that come from the word, ‘Together’. 'Together' is broken down to individuals: t, o, g, e, t, h, e, r. Each dwell in a place, under a shelter, a bar, a chimney or on a plate.


Wax, Steel and Aluminum


Various Sizes

First Ship — 15.0 x 30.0 x 4.5 cm 2020

Second Ship — 15.0 x 30.5 x 3.0 cm 2020

Third Ship — 15.0 x 31.0 x 5.0 cm 2020

Fourth Ship — 15.0 x 30.0 x 8.0 cm 2020

Fifth Ship — 16.0 x 31.5 x 8.7 cm 2020

Sixth Ship — 15.7 x 30.0 x 7.0 cm 2020

Eighth Ship — 15.0 x 30.5 x 9.0 cm 2020

'T' — 127.0 x 127.0cm 2020

Here Dreams of Being There (2020~), exhibits different drawings of air balloons and a letter, T. Each air balloon is a corner in a vast field and is called, ‘Here’. They have a common purpose and are in search for ‘T’, for it dreams of being ‘There’.


Pencil on Concrete and C-type Print


Various Sizes

Gathering of Things Wax and People

Gathering of Things Wax and People — Detail

Gathering of Things Wax and People — Detail

Gathering of Things Wax and People — Detail

Gathering of Things Wax and People — Detail

Gathering of Things Wax and People — Detail

Gathering of Things Wax and People
Gathering of Things Wax and People (2020) is a kinetic piece where letters p,e,p,l,e from the word, 'people', move back and forth as the motor draws an O.


Wax, Wood, Steel, Aluminum and Motor


220.0 x 22.0 x 9.5 cm

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