In my college and
graduate school days, I, centering around the subject of , drew "people"
who lost their way in rapidly-changing modern society wandering from
place to place to look for themselves and worrying so much about
existence of the human being. As objet, I mostly drew people, simple and
timid, who are not willing to face directly the reality in the three
dimensional space mostly using the things having the feeling of cloth of
blue jeans, cloth of canvas, clay and cement.
But, as I study in France after graduating from a graduate school, I, on
the basis of existence philosophy, began to seek for things not the
human being. I began to have an interest in the materials of "tradition"
in search of the footprints of ancestors instead of a human being
wondering in modern society, and especially tried to paint the things or
clothes which shows the life of women in ancient times on canvas, a
case, old Korean paper, old books and cloth(silk-kaeki, ramie fabric---)
working hard to give I works a three-dimensional effect.
Today, when not only the past and the present time but also the orient
and the western are mixed, I started on a journey to the old times as a
course to seek for our identity not some fashion or idea, and will
continue my journey in the future.