Based in South Korea, artist Yeom Ji-Hee uses a mixed media approach to create works that speak to the condition of hysteria, the loss of self-control due to overwhelming fear. The artist describes the phenomenon as a moment when one “confuses one’s own self” and is fearfully aware of change.
The figures in Ji-Hee’s paintings are thrown into hysteria by an unforeseen event: “What they decide to choose is irrelevant. What matters are the ‘choices’ they have in front of them,” Ji-Hee writes.
She believes one should focus on change rather than fear when confronted with terror: “Hysteria could be the symptom indicating us to bring change through making our own choice.”
The series of paintings titled, “From Hysteria - To The Stage Of Drive” was exhibited in a solo exhibition at Gallery Art Sagan in Seoul, South Korea in 2013.