In her continuous search for the nature of Being, Shim Jung Rhee has explored various possibilities in which man, nature, and technology can encounter and interact as essential elements to form a unified world. She addresses the concept of time referring to human mortality and a yearning for eternity. The strife between human desire to avoid mortality and assertive decision to face it comes into focus in her recent work employing mirror images. The images of simple nature, objects, and surroundings seem to urge the viewer to return the simplicity of nature in order to restore our spiritual home, lost in the course of the development of modern technology.
Jung Rhee Shim lives and works in Korea. She is a Professor of Art in the Painting Department at Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea