I am a fine artist. I am a contemporary conceptual artist. I was born in Korea-Seoul- 1970, I have been in New Zealand for over ten years.
The whole intention of my art process is to establish quality communication between myself, society and works of art. For this I believe it is unnecessary to clearly define the boundaries between self and others. Through my art process and work, I discuss my immigrant experience, difficulty of communication, child-hood memory, slippage, symbol change, the passing of time, repetition, boredom and daydreaming. I would like to describe what art means to me. Through the use of creative art works I am writing my autobiography and I am also provided with a window for re-analysis of my present life. My art records events from my whole life as well as changing reactions to (feelings about) these events. I wish to broaden my understanding of other people's ideas and views, my surroundings, objects, and events.
I believe that the artist’s role is to communicate. I believe that understanding art leads to a better understanding of others; not only the artist, but the viewer and the wider community, both globally and locally. I think art is a visual language for recording my life, communicating with others and reaching a mutual understanding. All of these roles are important and overlapping.
Estranged Exhibition September/October 2017
'I am emptying'
To communicate I learned English I feel uncomfortable - empty - in the second language Before I communicated But now I feel “estranged”
I sit among the public with courage I am communicating to the world through my self What do they see - does the world see me? Do I see the world?
Now, I am emptying out any worries I am emptying all expectations I am waiting for the world to fill me I am waiting for the world to share