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Artist Statement

I have always been fascinated by different writing styles and how those styles reflect diverse groups of people.

Even though we have been thought how to write texts when we were young – or when we learn a new language as we grew up--, we eventually ended up with having unique own writing styles. Thickness of the lines, shapes of texts, choice of words, writing speeds and so on, were incredibly distinctive. I have been focusing on ‘text’, specifically typography, to experiment with how it can be turned into my own way of language in terms of Art. My works are various from an interactive installation to paintings. I started to create art works using handwritings from various groups of people. Now I push myself further to experiment by using my own writings and texts to study the relationship between various forms of languages and communication, and the role of communication.


My works began from questions: 1. Is a process of learning necessary to use a specific language?  2. Only visible or readable elements are able to communicate? 3. What is purpose of communication? Action of creating art works or finished art works are all different forms of languages. My works are not literal and indefinite. There are lots of concealment. Such concepts articulate various imagination, interpretation, thoughts, meanings, or moods. Unmasking every layer or learning each code is required to really understand my story. However, does it matter that much? A good communication does not mean one-sided communication. There should be come and go. My works are not ended story rather they are on-going communication. I open a conversation in my language, and you can say in your language. "I think in this way, what about you?"