Soil artist Jo-Do Joong
DoJoong Jo is a pioneer in the technique of using soil as a material in painting, making him the world leader in the style known as “Earth Painting” or "Soil art". He created the process out of a moment of inspiration and began experimenting and manipulating red soil.
Over the past 24 years, he has developed his technique and expanded his materials to create unique mediums, colors, and application processes for soil art. The minerals in soil lend original colors to his works and allow the work to shimmer when illuminated, creating an exquisite effect and impression.
Dojoong holds a Master of Fine Arts from Chung-Ang University in Western Painting. He has devoted his life to art since he won the 16th Korea National Art Exhibition in 1967 when he was a freshman in college. He is the youngest painter in Korean history to receive an ‘honorable mention’.
-from Agora gallery catalog-
Artist of soil, Dojoong Jo, represented by agora gallery chelsea, NewYork. & monat gallery Madrid.
based in south korea
2021.08 Swiss art expo 2021, (Artbox gallery, zurich)
2021.09 Reprisal & Rediscovery, (agora gallery chealsea, New York)
2021.10 Art expo New york , (agora gallery)
2022.01 Paris Artpair , (monat gallery Madrid, spain)
2022.02 Artbox.project World2.0, (Urbanside gallery Zurich, Swiss)
2022.02 Art Festival from italy (in collaboration with Korea Art Promotion Agency , Galleria Antonio Battaglia, milano, italy)
2022.03 CANVAS venice international Art Fair , (itsliquid group, venice, italy)
2022.04 Artexpo NewYork , (artavita, california)
2022.05 Rome international Art Fair2022 (Medina Art Gallery, rome, italy)
2022.06 A MOMENT OF TRUTH (Arthouse.nyc art space , 9 West 8th Street. NY)
2022.07 'Continuity: Modern and Contemporary Masters' (artifact212 gallery, Manhattan)
2022 07 July 19th to 25th : Musa Pavilion 2022, 59th Biennale di Venezia (Musa international association, Palermo, Italy)
2022.08 swiss art expo 2022, (artboxy, zurich, Swiss)
2022.09 Focus Art Fair (Honglee, 99 rue du Rivoli, 75001 Paris)
2022.09 rendezvous (monat gallery Madrid, spain)
2022.10 : 18° Contemporary Day _Sponsorized by AMACI, AQUA (Rossocinabro gallery, Roma Via Raffaele Cadorna, 28, Italy)
2022.10 : AUTUMNAL (Arthouse.nyc art space , 9 West 8th Street. NY)
2022.11 : Exotic Reveries (agora gallery, chelsea, NewYork)
2022.11 : RenovArt (Apuliaaste ,Turi, italy)
2022.11 : 10 ART MUST HAVE (musa international, italy)
2023.10 : XIV Florence Biennale 2023. (from 14 to 22 October 2023, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy)
2023.10 : XIV Florence Biennale 2023
We are pleased to announce that we have been accepted into the XIV Florence Biennale 2023 to be held in Florence, Italy in October 2023.
18° Contemporary Day | AMACI
Rome 1st - 8th October, 2022 by AMACI
AMACI is the Association of the 24 Italian Contemporary Art Museums.
The Contemporary Day, the great event organized annually by AMACI to bring the art to the general public will be held on Saturday, 8 October 2022.
Now in its eighteenth year, once again Day Contemporary will open the doors of 24 AMACI museums, along with about a thousand institutions throughout Italy and abroad to present artists and new ideas through exhibitions, workshops, events and conferences. This is a multiform programme that, year after year, has given the general public an opportunity to experience from up close the complex and lively world of contemporary art, making the event organized by AMACI the annual appointment that officially opens the art season in Italy.
The eighteenth edition will take place on the national territory on Saturday 8 October 2022.
Thanks to the diplomatic-consular network of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, made up of Embassies, Consulates and Italian Cultural Institutes. Then there will be the involvement of the network of Contemporary Places promoted by the General Direction for Contemporary Creativity of the MiC.
Earth painting, Soilart gallery
Soil is the source of all life and the hometown of our hearts. However, modern people who are accustomed to asphalt and concrete are forgetting the existence and meaning of soil.
Soil is our motherhood, our living ground, and a resting place to return to when we die. From the soil life springs up, and it spreads its branches, blossoms, and bears fruit without haste. return to the ground So the soil is nature, humility, faith, and waiting.
The artist says that there is no nation on earth that will reject this soil because there is no human being who does not know that ‘soil contains the mother’s heart’ through any ethnic group in ‘America, Africa, Europe, or Asia’.
So, I made the most original work with the most Korean and most pan-human materials ,
and I said that I wanted to paint a picture that moves people like the unchanging soil.
Recent Exhibition : CANVAS venice international Art Fair,
March 3 to March 25, 2022 .
Interview: Soilart Jo-Dojoong
Luca Curci talks with Soilart Jo-Dojoong during CANVAS INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022, at ITSLIQUID ART SPACE – Venice Grand Canal.
soilart partner galleries around the world
July 19th to 25th : Musa Pavilion 2022, 59th Biennale di Venezia (Musa international association, Palermo, Italy)
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Beautiful paintings are great works. However, it is not a work of art or a cultural property.
I think a work of art, first, must have originality, and secondly, no one should be able to imitate it.
Soilart works on display in a luxury house
The exhibition held at a luxury home in New Jersey was produced in collaboration with Agora Gallery and NJLUX.
Two soilart works were exhibited. In addition, works by many artists from Agora Gallery were exhibited together.