Matador Review

A Quarterly Missive of Alternative Concern

Ja Min Yie


"Ink II"

(ink on paper, 8.5 x 13.5 cm, 2017)

("Each stroke is a record of an instantaneous convergence between nature and my consciousness, facilitated by the sense of sight. Transcribing each moment by moment, I put down onto paper nature’s spectacle as it emerges in the immediate present.")

Ja Min Yie was born in Seoul, South Korea, and works as a Teaching Artist. She attained a BFA in Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in Painting at the Marchutz School of Fine Art in France. Yie defines herself as a plein-air landscape painter. She works directly from nature, because she seeks to restore "original mind" – to enter a primal non-dual state of being via complete immersion in the encounter between mind and object. As a result, her works describe a reality that is illuminated from within, neither subjective nor objective but both at once, its luminosity seen through the shadows of passing forms. See more of her work here.