Freshly Made in the Street
11 July – 4 August
In the exhibition I attempt to emphasize both physical and psychological experience I have had in London, showcasing my work experience as an immigrant manual worker at Pret A Manger, United Kingdom's food retail sandwich shop.
From 2016, as a way at still being part of the system but not being bound to it, I started to draw my day on the way home every day after work. Through the daily process, which repeated itself day in, day out, I aim to find minor differences and meaning in life. From the perspectives of urban workers, the symbolic identities of the global city is disappearing, and the character of the city turns into an anonymous passage to and from work. There is no room to experience and enjoy sightseeing spots in London. I try to articulate the subtle changes of everyday scenery in London and disclose the city worker's repetitive daily routine.
Through 250 drawings and video*/sound, the viewer gets a glimpse of everyday changes that I encounter while living and working in London. I intend to reveal the identity of a modern urban citizen as an artist and an immigrant female worker.
J Roh was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1976. She graduated from Hong Ik University with B.F.A and M.F.A, South Korea, and also graduated from Chelsea college of Art with MA in 2011. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Fine Art department at Reading University, UK.