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In this work, I tried to express the energy of water, and the passion of blue and white. These two colors are so universal and they have so much depth and shade that can be explored infinitely. In Japanese animism, a great waterfall is itself considered to be a god. I have the image of the vigorous flow of a waterfall in my mind, but I intentionally made the flow go from bottom up to give it the look of an imaginary waterfall or blue fire. If the viewer can feel the energy of water, my intention has succeeded.
An enlarged image of reptile skin is silk-screened on the surface of aluminum leaf. Ink, dye and various mineral pigments give the blue a sense of depth. Also the different shades (coarseness) of oyster powder and natural rock powder are applied to achieve a subtle semi-transparency created by the metallic shine of the aluminum base seen through.
Trained in the Japanese traditional painting known as “Nihonga,” which uses Sumi ink, brushwork and natural mineral pigments, I paint in two styles: LIFE series and MYTH series. LIFE series is a microcosmic/macrocosmic abstract series in which motifs are taken from various artificial and natural objects such as computer circuit boards, microscopic photos, reptile skins, or purely imaginary images. The works in this series may be described as “the coexistence of paradise and hell.” The theme of the series has been the uniting of opposites: pain and joy, old and new, or microcosm and macrocosm. In other words, it is an attempt to capture “life.” My intention is for the viewer to simultaneously feel movement and calmness, sound and silence, and color and darkness.
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