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Artist Statement

My work is about my utopia or ideal mental state, wherein tranquility and serenity are the top priorities. Through a series of patchwork and fiber collaged paintings, I dream of a life that is connected to nature without any anguish. The beauty of emptiness emphasized in Eastern Sumi Ink paintings inspires me, and I seek to capture this visual weight in my works. The mountain is an important element, and it is a source of my inspiration. The panorama of mountains gives me a sense of stability. To me, art is a place of freedom to get out of reality and to rest. 

Korean traditional silk fabric is also an essential element of my work. I enjoy creating various effects using the transparency and textures of the patchworked fabrics. I find beauty with muted colors of soft and flexible patterns. This materiality is also an important element that leads to meditation. I sew these swatches of fabric, and my mind empties. This process of artmaking is a part of my work that corresponds to a sense of calm and peace. Through art-making, I cultivate my mind more mature. It is my way to confront the various issues around us.

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