I hope that my work will contribute to my development as a mature person.
I think that a mature person is someone who follows society’s norms and order, has upright beliefs, and lives accordingly. What do we need most for these?
I focus on the concept of self-control.
I conceived this theme after watching a small parade that took place in Insa-dong one day in 2006. This parade was part of a movement led by people who are considered sexual minorities. They marched in order to express their desire to have their rights to happiness protected. In other words, they wanted to ensure their human rights and to be protected from gender discrimination. A few transgender individuals and homosexuals held signs and walked around the streets of Insa-dong, creating a festival mood. Unfortunately, rain drizzled down that day, and the marchers and sign carriers looked wet and shabby. My perception changed my emotions, and that change came as a shock. I support the protection of human rights for sexual minorities, but I felt an alteration of my values that day because of their shabby images and recognized that for me, appearance was stronger than rational thought or values. I found myself feeling shock in the face of this fact and realized keenly that I needed to engage in continuous efforts to protect my beliefs.
I have given my work the generic term,“Self-Control," in an effort to continually remember my beliefs and deny external conditions that attack them.
Artist Bio / CV
2008 M.F.A in Oriental Painting, Chugye University for the Arts
2006 B.F.A in Oriental Painting, Chugye University for the Arts