My work begins only when hands are in consonance with the mind. Feelings of the moment become points, lines, or shapes freely crossing the space and the time. They move around in rhythms and the blank space embraces the momentum energy of them. The blank space is a space created by intentionally left undrawn and it is another world connected with deep and calm meditation.
As my inner world expands and grows through my work, I hope someone will find in my work a window to look over the essential meaning of life.
The Glory of Living
I celebrate the joy of living in the present. I express the diurnal relationship between humans and nature in simple colours and lines. My paintings are bright, beautiful, entertaining, and alluring. I hope my paintings can bring comfort and happiness to those who have been depressed by the spread of Covid-19.
Beyond One's Heart
The basic technique for 'Beyond one's heart' series is scratch. I cure the scratch with coloring on it. A wound heals with spirituality; by healing the wound with color lines, it is born as a painting. I have painted works to heal my wounds. I hope that 'Beyond one's heart' has good influences for all things to be healed.
Flow in Material
The human mind is the interplay of the conscious and unconscious realms. My works are derived from the mental interactions of these two realms. The process of creating the background is based in the unconscious, like sprinkling, spilling, stamping and painting with brushes as if playing with paints. While the objects depicted in paintings, such as carp and apricot trees, are based in the conscious. The literary people of olden times depicted apricot flowers to signify strength or perseverance despite hardships. To emphasize the strength of apricot flower, I used thick paints and powerful brushstrokes to shape the trees, and expressed the apricot blossoms in the most beautiful colors. I find that the intense colors of my work emit a strong energy. I paint with the hope that the objects depicted in this way will bring good feelings to people.
Moments in Life
To enjoy the scent of art is to illuminate one’s senses and refine the emotions of daily life. My work embodies the scenes of my everyday spaces where I contemplate and work.
I work with natural fabric that I colour with natural dyes myself. I burn the edges of the fabric to create a line defining specific shapes with overlapping patches. The texture and the subtle hues of the fabric bring peace to my mind.
As in the saying that the most important things in life are in the trivialities, I hope my work breathes and pulsates in presenting everyday life.
Mind Map - Looking for an Oasis
Every time one ascends the ladder to one’s ideal, one is bound to think: “Am I going well and where am I”?
Memories of yesterday, the day before yesterday, and events from years ago…
As time passes and memories begin to fade like photographs upon paper, with a childlike heart I take a brush to paint, reminiscing those days full of passion. Yet, painting presents irony that cannot be followed with a childlike mind; I realize it's a perspective and not a skill. It is my childlike mind that perceives reality from a different perspective that makes me look back on the path I am walking on.
As in the saying, “An oasis cannot be found with the eyes, it must be found with the heart,” written in Le Petit Prince of Saint-Exupéry, I went to Morocco and Spain to find my childlike heart. My artworks have imbibed my naive feelings from there.
Mind maps are drawn in the process of asking questions of happiness.
Was your day happy today? Are you happy on the road you are walking now? My work starts with the question, "Are you happy today?"