"I question the nature of both spoken and visual languages. Do we think in languages? Do we dream in languages? Is it truly a free thinking, if one decides to start forming thoughts in one specific language? Or are these all illusions?” — Ina Jang
ONE FOUR is pleased to present Radiator Theatre, a solo exhibition featuring a selection of photographs by artist Ina Jang. The photographs are a continuation of the artist’s renown play of colors and shapes. This exhibition is the first time Jang will exclusively show the newest development of her poetic display.
Evolving from Utopia, a solid presentation earlier this year at Foley Gallery in New York, the Radiator Theatre photographs display abstract forms narrated in a visual language that is personal to the artist. Ability to speak multiple languages shaped how “the theatre of language” is expressed in “a range of wordplays, rhymes, misinterpretations, exaggerations and lies through lyrical shapes and colors.”
From personal journal to social interactions, she organizes a thought with three different languages accompanied with drawings ultimately questioning the nature of both spoken and visual languages. Poetically playful and minimal, the on-going series of work exhibits story that is personal yet tangible much like words we speak and visualize.
Ina Jang graduated with a BFA in Photography in 2010 and completed her studies in the MPS Fashion Photography Program in 2012 from the School of Visual Arts. Her works have been shown in internationally acclaimed galleries and festivals, including the New York Photo Festival, Daegu Photo Biennale, Paris Photo, Tokyo Photo, Unseen and Foam Photography Museum in Amsterdam.
Over the past years she has been nominated for numerous awards, including The Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward and International Center of Photography’s Infinity Awards. She was a Foam Talent and a finalist at the Hyères International Festival of Fashion & Photography in 2011. In 2016, Photo District News announced her as one of the PDN 30 Emerging Photographers. Her latest project “Utopia”, was shown last year at Musée des beaux-arts Le Locle in Switzerland. Jang's works have been published in Time Magazine, British Journal of Photography, IMA Magazine, The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine.
Ina currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.