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Artist Statement

Three major movements among Korea, Canada, the United States, and frequent trips abroad gave me excellent opportunities to meet people of diverse cultural backgrounds. It's always exciting to meet people from other countries, but it also takes a lot of courage to get along with them. To me, art is another form of language. Paintings evoke sincerity and subtle feelings that cannot be described in words. Unlike the hard texts that are fixed, the language of art enables the expression of complex emotional lines through various colors and rich textures.


I created my typography and a new language by dismantling the essential elements of a language. Learning is not a prerequisite in my language. My language, which cannot be read with the eyes or spoken by the mouth like letters, has bestowed a new role within the framework of art. It is intact emotion and feeling. That's how my language is used. Color and texture are consonants and vowels. And together, they represent a new meaning. Concealment in my works also articulate imagination, interpretation, thoughts, meanings, or moods. Consequently, these definite and indefinite elements in my works are harmonized and tell stories. This is my language and the way I communicate as an artist.


I have been creating series of paintings. As I remain to create series of paintings, it is intriguing that each story continuously connects to the others and expresses various emotions through colors although the fact that they follow the only rule, my typography. I currently keep painting my stories which are not yet known to be series or not. Beside stories and sentences, I am simultaneity experimenting on a word itself-- a power of a word, a mood of the word, and a color for the word.