The lines of still life, which resemble human bodies, evoke the viewers a sense of stability. Chung Shin focuses on the immediacy of drawing and the visualization of various concepts through the line that are sometimes revealed as raw. The artist looks at the still objects and finds the lines that make her feel comfortable, and draws them as if she is writing.
Due to the influence of her mother, who did calligraphy, the artist has been familiar with black ink and charcoal since she was young. Charcoal were suitable material to use immediately for the individual to express his or her inner questions and vague thoughts on canvas. And also, for the artist, charcoal is the material that resembles herself the most. The depth of charcoal’s black and its softly drawn lines demonstrate as if it is falling into the black abyss. “Black” is the charcoal and contains the artist herself.
'Neon' is the line of charcoal that shines like a neon sign. When the lines drawn with charcoal are rubbed, which seems to be a full output of breathing, the black light of charcoal spreads around. When its light meets with yellow, the neon signs glow. The lines are very black, but they shine very brightly.
“Black Neon” contains the eyes of a warm-hearted individual, considered as a ‘writer’, that is everywhere, but not seen by anyone. The writer speaks that thinking of the coziness of the room, the proper brightness and sunlight, and rolling fruits on the table evoke pleasant feelings. Soft and deep charcoal, bright yellow, neatly organized white, and stably formed still lives turn uncomfortable feelings into the stable and comfortable feelings. Chung Shin’s lines carry kindness and provide consolation to people living complex and busy lives.