2014 Artist’s Note - (Music for Ending Story)
This musical album <Ending Story> rouses mostly lengthy and severe pain in me as well as enchanting landscapes. This contemporary music portrays agitating mental states of contemporary people. That’s way I took this music as my artistic motif.
There are scary rockets flying with fire, enchanting rainbows, dancing girls light as a feather, pink flowers. They are floating on my canvas. It is a symbol of double-faced life that a child runs innocently catching eye. It could be hopeful or sorrowful. Above all, this work has its importance in that a folded-paper crane with hope in a circle first appears in my work. The canvas is filled with various feelings and emotions, and folded-paper cranes with hope in white circles are placed amongst them. On opening the box of Pandora, every things living with human beings flew away except hope that should stand by human beings even when devastated. Likewise, a folded-paper crane waits in a white circle to embrace people.
Recently, I face an amazing contrast of colors of the scarlet sun and the sky with a low chroma once in a blue moon. It is given to me as a magnificent and marvelous gift by nature. When it comes to me, I drive home in a very good forefeeling that I should fall into happy anguish at how to portray that beauty on my canvas. The amazing gifts given to me once in a blue moon are re-born as series of works, Music for <Ending Story>. I think creative work, whatever it is, should be the consequence of the artist’s ceaseless exertion, and I have filled my whole life with creating works.
I re-create the tension and harmony of the music through my painting performance that doesn’t tolerate even a tiny mistake using my own painting techniques; gap opening technique, scratch technique, rainbow pattern, the display of a dancing girl, etc. which have been refined for years to make music a motif. That is the Dynamic Breath mentioned by Jill Smith, an art critic in New York to describe the process of my work of art. It means that narrow spaces left un-painted and rhythmic lines drawn by a fine brush is like my breath to pass the passionate energy on to my creative work
Artist Hyeja Moon March, 2014