My works express the mutability and permanence of objects I encounter in my daily life. I trace the history of an object and its resonating emotions from the object’s absence by using diverse methods including frottage and casting.
Frottage led my work to be broken free from the two dimensional canvas. I wanted to fully deconstruct the Euclidian perspective, simultaneously expressing the three-dimensional physical world as well as the two-dimensional canvas.
My recent concrete casting works from found paintings are visual extensions of these ideas. The brush strokes and the paints left on the surface of the concrete enable the viewer to imagine how the original paintings looked like. These casted concretes from the paintings naturally embrace a discourse on the history of a traditional painting as well as its life and preservation.