As a bi-cultural artist, I have depicted the experience of being the “other,” of contrasts and complexities of a minority existing within a majority. Emigrating to the U.S. from Korea had a profound affect on my art. I believe it has expanded my themes and medium.
Most of my work lies on the intersection between different cultures and traditions addressing critical issues of our society. The way these cultures crash, conflict, destroy and heal each other seems to form certain patterns as do many natural cycles or physics of energy. My art making is the process of collecting, formulating those patterns and finding signifying system within them. I seek alchemic discoveries in this process.
My artistic goal is to pursue the theme of contrasting identities in a society that is becoming more multi-cultural, and how to define this in “universal” terms.