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-


In 2021, 54 years after that, his first participation in the international exhibition was swissartexpo2021 in Zurich. Also participated in ArtexpoNewYork artpair
His original work has attracted the attention of collectors around the world, and in 2021,
He has received exhibition proposals from more than 10 art-related groups
and galleries in the US and Europe.
He is currently represented by agora gallery in New York and monat gallery in Madrid
He is also collaborating with and scheduled to exhibit at Urbanside gallery and Thomson gallery in Switzerland, artifact gallery in Manhattan, and artavita in California.
In 2022, international art competitions are scheduled to take place in Zurich, Switzerland, Paris, France, NewYork, USA and Madrid, Spain.

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Artist of soil, Dojoong Jo, represented by agora gallery chelsea, NewYork. & monat gallery Madrid. 
based in south korea

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Photo : Artexpo NewYork 2021,   Reprisal& Rediscovery,  SwissArtExpo 2021

Recent Exhibition

2021.08   Swiss art expo 2021, zurich, (swiss Artbox gallery)

2021.09   Reprisal & Rediscovery, (agora gallery chealsea, New York)

2021.10   Art expo New york , (agora gallery)

Upcoming Exhibition

2022.01   Paris Artpair , (monat gallery Madrid, spain)

2022.02   Artbox.project2.0, (Urbanside gallery Zurich, Swiss)

2022.03~04  Thomson Art Prize,  (Thomson gallery in Switzerland)

2022. 05~06  collective exhibition , (monat gallery Madrid, spain)

2022. 07  : 'Continuity: Modern and Contemporary Masters' (artifact212 gallery, Manhattan)

The following works will be exhibited at the paris artfair.
PAVILLON5  1 PLACE DE LA PORTE DE VERSAILLES, 75015, PARIS
January 28-30 Monat gallery booth

artifact212 gallery, Manhattan

See the Manhattan Art Festival

We are pleased to announce that this July, we will be participating in 'Continuity: Modern and Contemporary Masters' by the artifact212 gallery in Manhattan.

This special project
will include the works of contemporary artists along with
Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Joan Miro. It will explore the links between contemporary and modern art,
its evolution and validity in the present cultural and social context.

The exhibition is organized as a major cultural event with an extensive multimedia promotional campaign

soilart partner galleries around the world

agora gallery/New york
agora gallery/New york
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urbanside gallery/zurich
urbanside gallery/zurich
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thomson gallery/zurich
thomson gallery/zurich
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monat gallery/Madrid
monat gallery/Madrid
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artavita/ California
artavita/ California
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artifact212 gallery,Manhattan
artifact212 gallery,Manhattan
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We are very excited to participate in Artbox.project2.0 at Urbanside gallery in Switzerland.

The exhibition starts on February 1, 2022 and lasts until March 4, 2022.
All registered work of all participants, as well as semi-finalists and finalists, will be announced online at ARTSY

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Earth Painting

PAST EXHIBITION (Swissartexpo2021, Artexpo NewYork2021)
PAST EXHIBITION (Swissartexpo2021, Artexpo NewYork2021)
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Reprisal&Rediscovery(Agora gallery)
Reprisal&Rediscovery(Agora gallery)
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PAST EXHIBITION
PAST EXHIBITION
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PARIS-Art Fair
PARIS-Art Fair
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Artist Statement*

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.

October 2021

Soilart works on display in a luxury house