June 2010 Artist Hyeja Moon
*While listening to music, my mentality works for rebuilding the feeling of it in variety such as a keen blade in strain or a very soft petal. I paint yellow color close to the sun light on the canvas first as a background color, and leave the purple drawing which I have confidently drawn through the hours of my work. I respect the drawing and consider it as the most important since the drawing with which my mentality is represented on the canvas is the sincerest expression of my mentality. The narrow spaces that is left in the vicinity of the drawn lines are where my painting is breathing. I hate the canvas that is painted without a space. My brush is always in strain for a living painting and a breathing space.
*One technique of my work is the drawing by scratching the thick colors, which is one pleasure while working. It gets me more tense then drawing by brush. It is the time when I become more casual and daring. The stars drawn by scratching are a metaphor of my dream. The technique allows me to express them keener then other techniques like brushing.
*Though I feel wasteful to throw away the paint colors that are left on the palette I instantly wipe them away after use on the palette in order to try new mixture of colors with a fresh start again. So, my palette is always clean. I simplify things around me that interfere with my thinking. I have such reasons for liking my work place without windows.
*I ponder while I compose issues that have scattered about in no balance for an order. That is because I would like to make it resemble "harmony in a dissonance“ that I feel when listening to contemporary music. It sometimes become a trigger pulling my mentality to somewhat today.
*My paintings are a sort of performance to transfer the feeling of the music after listening to it as I want to show the whole working process from the first of drawing to the last brush work. I would like to represent the music by leaving the traces of my work as if an orchestra or an individual player performs a music on a stage to the audience. June 2010 Artist Hyeja Moon