People have the tendency to “touch” when they behold my paintings. At first I considered it as a simply interesting phenomenon but, then again, as the sightings were repeated a realization came to me. Perhaps these responses come from my intended direction for touch within me is reaching the viewers.
In other words, my intent to create figures of mass through utilizing soft materials such as fabric, cotton and fine sands has may have reminded the viewers of a familiar “something” that made them reach our their hands in curiosity.
It may be that, starting from the time inside my mother’s womb to now, all of the experiences are store somewhere inside my body and skin may very well be the part that stores memories by touch. The skin probably reacted by softening, hardening, warming and contracting when faced with responsive situations and stored information of such experience through time that played a vital role in how I see view the world in general.
With that in mind, perhaps, the figures of mass that I created until this time are manifestation derived from the impressions and feelings through many of these experiences. Through an especially longer dormant period my choice of touch, a subject of one such personal nature, as a new start of my story is considered to be from an instinctive choice which makes it more meaningful.
In my current project I have utilized figures of animals with the intentions of expressing the desire to “stroke”. Like the feel you get from the soft cheeks of a baby or a fuzzy back of a puppy that make you want to touch.
I am both excited and curious to find out the reactions I get after seeing my work that further emphasized the element of “touch”.
촉감 기억 - 흰 수탉 Tactile Remembrance - White Rooster 97x130cm Mixed Media 2018 USD7200 / £5600
촉감 기억 - 암탉 Tactile Remembrance - Hen 80x100cm Mixed Media 2018 USD4800 / £3800
촉감 기억 - 파란 공작 Tactile Remembrance - Blue Peacock 130x97cm Mixed Media 2018 USD7200 / £5600