84cm x 133cm
Artist Statement: This work depicts tranquility in the forest of a utopian paradise, where we find
a very peaceful and silent moment, isolating ourselves from the overloaded
information society and stressfully twisted human relationships. One can
encounter the utopian paradise in various situations such as dreaming in the
night or actually walking in the forest. As one detaches one's feeling from reality,
one can start to hear one's own heartbeat and everything starts to feel very
personal. The utopian paradise is the mirror of one's soul.
I have been pursuing the expression of abstract realism: an integration of
surrealism and abstract expression. The surrealistic component in the work
provides the viewer with hints and guides, while the abstract component gives
the viewer a freedom for imagination. In this work, the color and composition
hint at the peaceful nature, and the reflective surfaces imply the mirror of
one's internal state of mind.