It started with a drawing of the inside of my room, which I loved, and during the course of creating the work, I realised the importance of the ordinary, everyday life. The everyday life that we take for granted can easily be disrupted by the slightest thing. We see on TV and on the internet how many people lose their everyday life due to disasters, accidents, corona disasters and wars. The fear and anxiety that such a day may come for me is always in the back of my mind.
What I can do for the sad things that are going on in our immediate surroundings and in the world. I think that I should continue to create and transmit artworks that make people living in the present realise the importance of everyday life.
I look at many people's homes from the outside as I walk through the city. On sunny days, laundry is hung out to dry on balconies and in gardens. On rainy days, everyone hangs their laundry in the window. Potted plants on doorways, shadows of closed curtains and cupboards. I always want to share the peace and relief I feel from the similar routines of people I don't know. I want to ease everyone's and my own deepest anxieties.
With this in mind, I try to depict everyday scenes and trivial experiences that could be found in any house.
I would like each viewer to overlap their own daily life with the work drawn without colour and using only lines. I hope they will provide a small opportunity to reconsider the usual appearance of the room.
Born 1987 in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea; graduated from Hongik University (South Korea), Department of Sculpture in 2011; received MFA in Sculpture from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2020; graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 2011; received MFA in Sculpture from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 2012. Works with white cloth and black thread, including two-dimensional embroidered works and three-dimensional installations; participated in the 2013 Koganecho Bazaar, won the 2018 Tokyo Midtown Award for Excellence, and participated in the 2019 Roppongi Art Night; purchased for the 68th Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music Graduation Works Exhibition in 2020. In 2022, he won the sanwa company Art Award Grand Prix.
Recent major solo exhibitions include Mozuku, Tamago (Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, 2023), BankART Under35 (BankART KAIKO, Yokohama, 2022), Ordinary Day (Amarabu Art Lab A-lab, Hyogo, 2021), Trivial Anniversary (Lotte Gallery, Seoul. 2018), 'Moving' (YCC Gallery, Yokohama, 2017).
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