I make images that are minimal and two-dimensional by layering people, places and things to precisely execute ideas, but with the intention of discarding information.
As I want the ideas to be tangible, the process becomes rigorously physical and related to my personal experience in terms of making photographs; it often contains cutting, gluing and pasting mundane objects from real life, such as paper and cotton balls. The photographs are often figurative and unidentified, casting a suspicion upon the photograph’s agenda. I allow the viewers to question whether they are truly subjects or merely objects. I strive to depict an image that remains pristine and foreign to the viewers.
My works explore concepts of photography and its physicality, while their contents rely hugely on a playful mind, inspired by the time I spent with my sister when we were isolated from family and friends. During this time, I developed a way of escaping from the desolation and existential ennui.
Ina Jang graduated with a BFA in Photography in 2010 and recently completed her studies in the MPS Fashion Photography Program from the School of Visual Arts.
Her works have been shown in numerous galleries and festivals internationally, including the Empty Quarter in Dubai, New York Photo Festival and Tokyo Photo 2011.
Over the past two years she has been nominated for seven different awards, including Print Magazine’s 20 Under 30 and Flash Forward 2011.
She was a Foam Talent and a finalist at the Hyères Festival 2011 where she returned to exhibit commissioned fashion assignment this year.
Her works have been published in The New York Times Magazine, Dear, Dave Magazine, British Journal of Photography and Time Magazine's Light Box.
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