Location: South Korea (Republic of Korea)
Based on Seoul, studied Korean traditional painting and art history. My work is about the nature and scenery of South Korea. I make works out of materials such as natural plant dyes and traditional paper and dyed cloth derived from Ancien Korea.
The material of my work is hanji paper. Hanji is a traditional handmade species unique to Koreans. Korean paper made by peeling and boiling the paper mulberry tree. It is very durable. I studied the natural dyeing technique of Korea and it is a traditional technique. It developed through Gyubang culture, a Korean women's culture. I am interested in Korean women's culture and want to interpret it in a modern way.
My main ingredients are plant dyes extracted from native plants, such as indigofera, madder, soil, gardenia, lacquer, etc.. I cut dyed paper or tear and blend Korean ink. I believe this will be my unique formative language. I think this is the speciality of my work.
My abstracted painting allude to the South Korean landscape. Selecting colours, textures and details from surrounding sceneries as well as from personal memories, i present an enhanced experience of nature as a place for today's digitalised world. The work depicts a limited significance in the face of the endlessness of space and time.
53x46cm hanjipaper collage 2020