Image 1. ‘The body of something’, oil on board, 120*110 cm, 2012
- I placed a board in front of a radiator in a gallery space and painted the part of the radiator. It shows how painting interrupts space and object.
Image 2. ‘Sensation’, oil, wax with found object, 21*16 cm, 2016
Image 3. ‘Sensation’ (Detail 1)
Image 4. ‘Sensation’ (Detail 2)
- I filled a snack bag with black oil colour and wax to paint the inside of snack bag. After the oil and wax dried, I removed the bag and the snack bag’s shape left. ‘Sensation’ is originally the snack’s name.
Image 5. ‘Left side’, oil on canvas, 70*140*4 cm, 2016
Image 6. ‘Left side’ (Detail 1)
Image 7. ‘Left side’ (Detail 2)
- I cut the left side of canvas and painted the hinge with grey colour oil paints.
Image 8. ‘Flesh Tint Descending a Canvas’, oil on canvas, 7*7*5, 2017
- This is a study work of Duchamp’s ‘Nude Descending a Staircase, No.2’ in 1912.
Image 9. ‘Black and white’, oil with found object, 15*15*8 cm, 2016
Image 10. ‘Black and white’ (Detail)
- This is a painting of scouring pad(철수세미) on a plate.
Image 11. ‘Special make-up’, oil with found object, 45*33*33 cm, 2016
Image 12. ‘Special make-up’ (Detail)
- I painted yellow tapes on a box. This painting shows a pretending closed box.
Painting as Object
I am interested in the possibilities of painting in contemporary art. As a practitioner, myself, I have wondered how painting could be presented as a contemporary art form, in a time during which various art genres often manifest through the use of technology. I am currently researching to redefine the contemporary painting, and how it might be distinguished from, or related to, the concerns of the traditions of painting art historically.
My work is on a boundary within art disciplines such as sculpture, performance, and painting. The idea is to draw and paint conceptually everyday objects with painting materials in order to represent the painting as object. Thus, the work is pretending objects and deceiving eyes. When the viewer notice that it is art, not an object, this kind of work achieves their function as art.