The Chinese pictograph 休 (Heu) consists of two characters: 人 (Yin) signifying a person, and 木 (Mok) signifying a tree. When combined, they signify a person leaning on a tree, which means taking a break or a rest. The spirit and material of my work come from nature. It is not we who protect nature, but nature that protects our sanctity. A tree is a material that appeals to everyone because it represents nature. By giving life to trees in my paintings, I feel that I am alive with them.
The Life That is There
I project my feelings on the lines revealed in natural landscapes. A space opens where a line and a line or a point and a point meet.In my work, I create lines by tearing one or two layers of wet Korean paper covered with clay. I have always been obsessed with the freedom and change of this 'line'. I freely unite or scatter the lines to create fluid spaces, rather than forming shapes. These spaces became a field or an endless mountain, or swaying grasses in the forest. In my work there is no blank space that is not painted, but this 'space' is formed beyond specific forms.