I am interested in pushing the boundaries of painting by considering its sculptural aspects and exploring structure, materiality, and photogram. I integrate found objects and digital images into my work, especially elements that can reveal threedimensional anthropomorphic identities and suggest surreal or mythological qualities. My practice to date has centred on deconstructed collages, concentrating on the layering of colour, shape, texture, and digital prints, often extending on to walls and floors giving it a three-dimensional form.
I am pursuing the elegance of anxiety, or of excitation through the tropes of experimentation and pataphysics, examining and speculating on the dialectical relation between object and subject. My works challenge the perception of change and the mind’s comprehension of what the eye sees. Yet it is still fascinated with the simulacra of images, whether physical scraps of substance or concept, all of which are placed in my peculiar collectives.
Engraved layers of Time
Objects, once inside a space, becomes visual and perceived and turns to “music to observe” and “music to watch”, as well as staying between “silence and loquacity that connect materials and space”. Perhaps metaphor from the auditory sense is the closest thing to the visual sense. Also, like John Cage who started from the performance of space art and a human body as an object, it could indicate that art is originally based on objects.
In a sense of an archaeology like abstract paintings; an exploration of color, surface, spatiality, and temporality; duration reveals a method in which the mass of the pigment itself becomes a stereoscopic narrative. It is also fragmented into the present times with individual senses of time—Space is largely divided into the actual space and the space of symbol, both of which are measured by time. Various objects secure the fragmentation she chooses; the materials coexist in the field of forms. To trace overlayered time and to give rebirth of their life, they get refunction of their characters. She is into the interplay between the artificial image of nature created via textualised and manipulation and the processes of entropy, and overlayering the passage of time.
‘We live in an image of nature in a sense but I’m also interested in the digital worlds where another reality is creating and captured by individual time and space.’
Most works are required to incorporate every aspect of the architecture where the work is shown. I seek out how to transform an existing space into pictorial space emphasizing a potential space for multidimensional composition. Photograph prints and objects are my mediums as like each layers of brush strokes. I enjoy the moment as time layer when the work comes together in the space and creates a life of its own. When new elements emerge out of the installation.
(MFA) Master of Fine Arts, Slade School of Fine Arts, University College London ; Distinction
2008 – 2012
(BA) Bachelor of Fine Arts in Oriental Painting, Chung-Ang University , South Korea