For many years I have been fascinated by the versatile properties of rice paper as seen, for example, in the subtle light coming through paper-latticed windows or paper dolls. 

Among rice paper varieties, I appreciate ‘Dakji’ most. It is a kind of Korean paper of supreme quality and versatility.  I manipulate Dakji to create unique textures and subtle shades of colors.  I also endeavor to achieve lines, shapes and rhythms that look as natural as possible through this manipulation and by being faithful to the natural properties of my other painting materials such as India ink and acrylics.

As I consider nature devoid of human artificiality as perfect beauty, I try to minimize leaving traces of artificial interventions in my art.

In my paintings, rhythm is an important element of beauty, as it is in music.  In creating repetitions and variations of lines and shapes in many of my paintings, I am inspired by classical music - particularly Beethoven’s compositions.

The inspirations for my paintings often spring from various phenomena of nature, the constellations, mythologies, and classical music.

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