Yeonjoo Cho , MLitt Fine Art, MFA (Painting), BFA (Painting), BA (Art history)

Job Title:

PhD Research Student


School of Fine Art



Main image of work ‘The Things Between The Sun And The Moon’

Main image of work ‘The Things Between The Sun And The Moon’


Yeonjoo Cho

Painterly hybridisation of East Asian cultural idioms in a cross-cultural environment

Primary Supervisor: Dr Marianne Greated
Co-Supervisor: Dr Ranjana Thapalyal

In this practice-led research project, idioms of traditional East Asian painting are used to review the relevance of ‘visualisation of tradition and cultural idioms’ to a painter in the contemporary, cross-cultural environment. Focusing on painting practice that combines symbols and techniques of East Asian painting to nonconventional visual elements, it explores the possibilities of constructing a visual language that resists the simplified dichotomy between East and West. This visual investigation will be facilitated and complemented by a historical study of traditional forms in East Asian painting and its’ process of hybridisation in Britain. Thus, by looking at how they are translated, transformed, and combined with other cultural elements, this research will reveal what kind of hybridisation already had occurred and what was a problem in those previous attempts, generating a new model of painterly hybridisation.