Yun Cheagab, Busan Biennale 2016 Artistic Director
Jang Jaerok was mesmerized by gigantic artificial structures and delicate mechanical devices. Therefore, his oriental paintings are drawn like a floor plan, using markings on a ruler, as if all the distances were measured mechanically. They are far from cheerful or vivid paintings dashed off with a stroke of a brush. The world we live in is full of machines and artificial structures. The artist does not just paint smoothly finished external appearance of a machine. The machines or structures in his work seem like a bizarre and terrifying anatomical chart.