Jeong Hunchil's puppy paintings are in succession of classical context and look deep into the world of ordinary people. Mr.Jeong has brought every hair of the animals to life and his elastic, vivid straight lines display contrast and volume all at once. As shown in his previous works, such finest works are the fruit of the artist's fascination in the content and techniques of animal paintings of late Joseon Dynasty.
In the Jeong Hunchil's latest animal paintings, variations on feelings like joy, sorrow and fear have been intensified. While in the past works, using outer drawing lines like the puppy's hair, Jeong aspired toward perfect expression of external world and ego, he is now focusing on listening to the inner voice of human-like animals. In fact, what the inner voice says is translated into what the artist is now experiencing inside. The artist's brush has traveled from outward to inward, allowing people to contemplate the object and confront the landscape of humans' essential inner side. You cannot help but notice the changes in his brushwork from mostly dealing with lines to sides. In this regard, we can read Mr. Jeong's intention that he tries to shift the meaning of the relationships between the object and space, and their arrangement.