Artist Youngsheen A. Jhe paints everyday scenes with rare resonance. After an initial glance, her work quietly deepens in both tone and symbolism; it conjures the world as a space in which shadow and color are not merely byproducts of light and objects, but significant clues into emotional states.
Fashion runways, city streets, and rooftops serve as backdrops for silent networks of people who are merely crossing paths. Their gazes, often pointing far into the distance, evoke a curious magnetism. We ask: What are they thinking? What have they left behind? What are they longing for?
These figures, whose sullen, often melancholy faces are typically within inches of one another — and yet, despite their proximity, they never connect. Conversations are never had. Eye contact is never made. Fashion runways are walked on and forgotten while crowds dig into their glowing phones.