My work is a result of an exploration of the gap between painting and sculpture. Working in both two-dimensional painting and three-dimensional sculptural painting allowed a distinct and inclusive approach.
Abstract is present, composed on the surface by painting and constructing with the use of dislocated forms, layers and vivid colors that are referenced by South Korean passport. A non-narrative context of the sculptural painting is a metaphorical reference of moving from place to place, which is coupled with cross-experience of living in both Korea and America.
As a culturally dislocated artist, I recognize these concepts of ‘home’ and ‘being welcomed’ were blurred and unknowing. These concepts allude to a full curiosity to express a sense of space and movement into a visual form, which echoes into a sense of new start in a new place.
The work process demands to recreate and revisit the moment into a visual form that is woven with multiple layers, lines, geometric/organic shapes, and mark-making. I compose through coats of vivid paints to show my internal inquiries to external projection. I let my instincts to arrange, stack, and layer each dislocated elements and construct a sense of space on an untreated surface.