Below are my explorations in creativity. Click on the images in the gallery to view the artwork without cropping.
Inter- Series 2017
‘Inter-’ is a series of representational oil paintings that explore the idea of the tessellations, patterns, and repetition in urban environments of Seoul, South Korea. Albeit executed in a painterly realism style, the patterns, repetitions, and juxtapositions of geometric forms are discoverable in these intimate portrayals of these often overlooked yet familiar urban spaces. The underlying themes (from these spaces) that are emphasized through repetitions, patterns, and tessellations, are relationships, interdependence, reciprocity, comfort, growth, protection, continuation, dependence, interdependence and ultimately, life. This series has allowed me to merge my understandings and strengths in still-life and landscape painting. I have unlimited access to the city of which live (Seoul, South Korea).
Self - Censorship Series - 2016
The series “Self – Censorship” started as a project for a site –specific group exhibition at Miari- Texas, a brothel that was repurposed as an alternative art-space. The alternative space was soon to be demolished. Hence, the exhibition curated by So-Young Hyun was rightfully titled ‘Ecstasy,’ which played with the idea of the ‘short-lived.' The circle paintings are a part of the series I created for the space titled “Self-Censorship.” The female form is purposefully fragmented and abstracted with the use of bold colors. Black shapes are overlaid on the form to create tension and confuse focus. I wished to explore the idea of self-masking for self-preservation; hiding one’s true self for one’s protection. We sometimes mask our feelings, personality, etc., to appease others yet other times do it as a means of protection. The circle canvas is used to express the infinite idea of ‘oneness.’ Therefore these fragmented figures have a duality; they are all a part of me. However, each fragment can also be viewed as a whole.
Untitled - 2018