My Contemporary Folk Painting
Traditional paintings present a subtle harmony of incongruities leading to a pleasant new world. In particular, Chaekgado – paintings of books, ceramics, stationery, incense burners, and bronzeware in bookshelves – infuses a sense of spatial aesthetics into the scholar's belongings. I ponder how to better convert modern surroundings into traditional depictions. Inspired by the morning sun, the evening moon, and the forested mountains, my journey of painting Chaekgado in harmony with nature is not yet finished.