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Threshold_Mirror

Threshold_Mirror

2012-2013, Oil on canvas, 120 x 96 inches (four combined canvases)

Knitting Sandy Beach

Knitting Sandy Beach

2013, Oil on canvas, 50 x 68 inches

This work reflects my interest in an abstract expression of the notion of “threshold,” deemphasizing  figurative image associations. Borrowing images from the previous work Threshold_Mirror, Knitting is a visually simplified diagram of mixing images and structuring narratives in an abstract way.

web-03 . Threshold_Sand Castle, 2012, Oil on Canvas, 228.6x177.8cm.jpg
Composition_audiences

Composition_audiences

2012, 183x198 cm, Oil, Acrylic on canvas

Structure Study_Mirror

Structure Study_Mirror

2012-2013, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 90 x 84 inches

Threshold_Bird Mobile

Threshold_Bird Mobile

2012-2013, Oil on canvas, 72 x 72 inches

This is a major piece in my Threshold series. “Threshold” implies an in-between space that both exists and is hidden from our awareness. It is a synthetic space created out of my merged memories. In the work, my memories of a garden in East Hampton, bird mobiles, baby pictures, and photography studios from different places and times overlap and converge. Borrowing from Jean Baudrillard, a simulacra becomes even more real than reality. The window depicted in this work is the same window in the next work Red Scene that connects the two pieces.

Red Scene

Red Scene

2013, Oil on canvas, 72 x 47 ¾ inches

This canvas is an image of my mother’s kitchen in South Korea as reflected on a polished surface of a red cabinet. It is a lingering memory. This is different from my other works that intertwine different scenes, yet it captures the two key ideas of “threshold” (hidden in-between spaces) and “reflection” (memory) in my work. The intact image of a reflected unpopulated kitchen space evokes my memories of our family. It is a mirage. It is a space for the viewers to fill in their own memories. The window in the kitchen is also found in the previous Threshold_ Bird Mobile.

Red Scene_ Avon

Red Scene_ Avon

2015, Oil on canvas, 72 x 60 inches

This is a series from Red Scene in 2013, which represents a view of my mother’s kitchen in South Korea reflected within a polished surface of a red cabinet. I juxtaposed my memory of my own kitchen onto the Red Scene canvas. This painting seems to have a wall that divides the viewer from the space within the painting. Interestingly, as I added to the canvas, the emptier the canvas appeared. The painting juxtaposed the comfort of the familiar with the sadness of the unfamiliar.

Behind the Walls

Behind the Walls

2015, Oil on canvas, 72 x 48 inches

This canvas depicts a party hosted at my home by images reflected by a two way mirror. The mirror images were unable to communicate. Arriving in the Unites States from South Korea, I initially felt a fundamental loneliness. This work tries to evoke the feeling alienation.


 

Statue

Statue

2015, Oil and Acrylic on canvas

Threshold_Carousel

Threshold_Carousel

2015, Oil on canvas, 64 x 102 ¼ inches (2 canvases)

This diptych is part of my continuing Threshold series. This painting is a visual attempt to capture fragments of my memories of the historic Jane’s Carousel at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Beehive_Web

Beehive_Web

2015, Oil on canvas, 60x40 inch

Maze

Maze

2015, Oil on canvas

Beehive_2

Beehive_2

2015, Acrylic on canvas

Excavation

Excavation

2015, Oil on canvas

Landscape

Landscape

2015, Oil on canvas

Sculpainter

Sculpainter

2015, Oil on canvas

Threshold_Mirror

2012-2013, Oil on canvas, 120 x 96 inches (four combined canvases)

Knitting Sandy Beach

2013, Oil on canvas, 50 x 68 inches

This work reflects my interest in an abstract expression of the notion of “threshold,” deemphasizing  figurative image associations. Borrowing images from the previous work Threshold_Mirror, Knitting is a visually simplified diagram of mixing images and structuring narratives in an abstract way.

Composition_audiences

2012, 183x198 cm, Oil, Acrylic on canvas

Structure Study_Mirror

2012-2013, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 90 x 84 inches

Threshold_Bird Mobile

2012-2013, Oil on canvas, 72 x 72 inches

This is a major piece in my Threshold series. “Threshold” implies an in-between space that both exists and is hidden from our awareness. It is a synthetic space created out of my merged memories. In the work, my memories of a garden in East Hampton, bird mobiles, baby pictures, and photography studios from different places and times overlap and converge. Borrowing from Jean Baudrillard, a simulacra becomes even more real than reality. The window depicted in this work is the same window in the next work Red Scene that connects the two pieces.

Red Scene

2013, Oil on canvas, 72 x 47 ¾ inches

This canvas is an image of my mother’s kitchen in South Korea as reflected on a polished surface of a red cabinet. It is a lingering memory. This is different from my other works that intertwine different scenes, yet it captures the two key ideas of “threshold” (hidden in-between spaces) and “reflection” (memory) in my work. The intact image of a reflected unpopulated kitchen space evokes my memories of our family. It is a mirage. It is a space for the viewers to fill in their own memories. The window in the kitchen is also found in the previous Threshold_ Bird Mobile.

Red Scene_ Avon

2015, Oil on canvas, 72 x 60 inches

This is a series from Red Scene in 2013, which represents a view of my mother’s kitchen in South Korea reflected within a polished surface of a red cabinet. I juxtaposed my memory of my own kitchen onto the Red Scene canvas. This painting seems to have a wall that divides the viewer from the space within the painting. Interestingly, as I added to the canvas, the emptier the canvas appeared. The painting juxtaposed the comfort of the familiar with the sadness of the unfamiliar.

Behind the Walls

2015, Oil on canvas, 72 x 48 inches

This canvas depicts a party hosted at my home by images reflected by a two way mirror. The mirror images were unable to communicate. Arriving in the Unites States from South Korea, I initially felt a fundamental loneliness. This work tries to evoke the feeling alienation.


 

Statue

2015, Oil and Acrylic on canvas

Threshold_Carousel

2015, Oil on canvas, 64 x 102 ¼ inches (2 canvases)

This diptych is part of my continuing Threshold series. This painting is a visual attempt to capture fragments of my memories of the historic Jane’s Carousel at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Beehive_Web

2015, Oil on canvas, 60x40 inch

Maze

2015, Oil on canvas

Beehive_2

2015, Acrylic on canvas

Excavation

2015, Oil on canvas

Landscape

2015, Oil on canvas

Sculpainter

2015, Oil on canvas

Threshold_Mirror
Knitting Sandy Beach
web-03 . Threshold_Sand Castle, 2012, Oil on Canvas, 228.6x177.8cm.jpg
Composition_audiences
Structure Study_Mirror
Threshold_Bird Mobile
Red Scene
Red Scene_ Avon
Behind the Walls
Statue
Threshold_Carousel
Beehive_Web
Maze
Beehive_2
Excavation
Landscape
Sculpainter