The strand in my work (string or thread) stands for a symbolic form that contains implicit memory and is repeatedly depicted as a strand (implicit memory) next to a strand (implicit memory).
The strands (implicit memory) are repeatedly woven, as in knitting work, and untied or tied in the process of expression.
The image (explicit memory) produced in the process is a close-up record of everyday life that takes place within the social structure.
Although my work obviously began with the Western vision and perspective, my attitude of drawing and practicing possess a mode of the East.
The form of a strand mostly consists of the linkage of lines in the overlaid structure of a knot, rather than showing a contour or a solid color. In addition, I emphasized the meaning of drawing a line by means of excluding emotions or implications through limiting decorative qualities.
The color of the work is simplified and moderate; the repeat of strands plays an important formative role that expresses internal memory (explicit memory).
The work seeks neutrality of drawing and furthermore utter objectivity. This work, containing color, repeating strands, enlargement, and separation, reflect psychological and mental characteristics of the human inner world and has distinctive qualities that set this work apart from the artist’s other work.
2017. 10. 12