Sunset near Llano
Jung Yoon, a Korean artist of masterly proportions celebrates the landscapes of countryside beauty with a work titled: Sunset near Llano. A purview of bluebonnets and lush vegetation, Yoon throws a compositional loop our way. Off to the upper right we see a well worn beaten path, unimportant to the picture; a river mimics the reflective curve and “c” shape of road; creating an artistically haphazard “x”. Instead of the typical horizon line at the center of the composition, Yoon places the skyline higher up; the perspective is contradistinct from his general practice- constructing a bottom heavy pictorial that emphasizes the large field of flowering foliage.
However, minus all this efflorescence lays the heart of this painting- the upper quarter quadrant of seeping sunlight and majestic sun setting. Notice the canary speckled forest, spotted by the radiance emitting from under the cloud cover. Yoon, a maestro of illumination, plugs in more heavenly emotion into the baby blue sky and goldenrod brume than anywhere else in this impressionistic landscape painting. ©
Gabriel Diego Delgado
J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art