painting is called ¡°ottchil¡± in Korea. Throughout Asia, lacquer painting
has been part of each individual where one can get a good sense of wisdom
of one¡¯s ancestors. Historically for over 15,000 years, the lacquer painting
was widely used in buildings, furniture, musical instruments, medicine,
vessel, and mural paintings.
The artist¡¯s work is not too far out from the traditional lacquering process. Contrary to general common knowledge, this material is quite particular when it comes to dealing with humidity and temperature. It is not an art where you can get it all done at once, but through complicated process, repetitious polishing and a process of trial and error, one can apprehend the true character of lacquering and its true expression.
The artist thoroughly insists on using only nature-friendly material. Instead of brilliant colors, one insists on using the depth of black which beautifully brings out the essence the lacquer embedded within and uses egg shells, mother-of-pearl, tofu and pottery powder.
As an artist, I believe simplicity is a true beauty which extends to our modern days. I studied art design, oil painting and Asian art which have been the foundation and contribution to the lacquer painter that I am. Upon completion of my work, one by one, I applaud you and appreciate your interest and understanding on my belief and passion for lacquer painting.
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