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Hye-ja Moon’s Art- Gap Opening Technique

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16th July, 2011 , Artist Hye-ja Moon


*Hye-ja Moon’s Art- Gap Opening Technique

*There is the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston near Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where I studied painting.  I used to drop by the place and take a close observation of such great art works as Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock etc.  In case of Cezanne, many lines of the first layer of paint were seen under the brush strokes in landscapes or figure paintings, which looked more confident and refined.  The un-painted parts on the first layer of paint deprived the works of stuffiness and offered them to look natural.  Especially, in one of his big sized figure paintings, a little dark beige was painted first and the figure was painted with refined and inexorable brush strokes on it.  The ground color oozing among the brush strokes turned the stuffiness that a big-sized oil painting might bring about into the easiness.  In his works there was another painting sized 162.2X130.3cm there, which I rarely remembered the title of it.  Cezanne left the ground color about the feet of the figure in the painting.  And I couldn’t take my eyes off the parts of the painting.  Although I wasn’t interested in figurative paintings, I’d like to apply the lingering imagery of the gap openings among the brush strokes into my abstract paintings.

*In the mean while Edie Read, a professor of Massachusetts College of Art and Design taught me to paint a color of light first and leave the first layer of paint not covering second layer of paint any more where I want to express the shining parts.  Then she said that the shining parts would show the same.  I was deeply impressed and learnt a way of applying the lingering imagery of the gap openings into my works.

*After years that fallowed my trials and experiments offered a technique of my own.  I always make desperate efforts to leave uniform narrow gap openings over a canvas.  I focus my mind on the work shouting to myself, “The whole is influenced by the parts”.  It is a time consuming and back breaking task.  However, I know that all the labor has great consequences.  Now, I have established a unique technique of my own by proficiently leaving narrow gap openings through which the ground color of bright yellow could shine.  I lay emphasis on differentiation from the works of anyone else in making aperture effect through a highly unique technique.  To obtain concentration required when applying the gap opening technique on to my art work, I have been training meditation and yoga for half an hour every evening for a long time.

*The bright color of light shone through the gap openings held sway over its complementary color or dark colors.  Some of them have an effect of light shone through a crack in the window in a dark room.  I wanted to establish an abstract painting technique of making uniformly narrow gap openings over a canvas.  To do that I tensely make strokes with a brush as if musical performers would do on a stage in order not to make a minute mistake.

*Music is the main theme of my art work, and my gap opening technique surely serves as the breath of a conductor who brings all the musical players in an orchestra together.  Therefore, this technique will be developing in accordance to my own breath.

*Artist Hye-ja Moon, 16 July 2011

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  • Admin
    7월 26일

    *My eyes capture the flashy light that goes across in a still and gravity-free silence. And I remember all the traces of the light, and take each particle of it to the canvas, as if ksana(the very short moment of time in Buddhism) is eternal. Could viewers understand this work? I hope every brush stroke of mine will catch the sight of the viewer. My last challenge is on. As Mattisee filled his works with passionate colors, I fill my lights in the canvas with bright colors. Also, I try to portray the instant light that I experienced with only dots, lines, faces and colors of the basic elements of painting just like Mondrian did. Without my knowledge, my hand releases the brush when my eyes are restored to serenity facing the captured moment on the canvas.
  • Admin
    1월 1일

    The intense light source disturbed the natural harmony with the rays… What should I do? … I hesitated for a second when I emptied the light source off the center of the paintings. After all, I made a right decision. I continued a new change in the light series. I am proud of myself in a plastic way of expressing lights without describing the intense light source. In the meantime, I think I am blessed about coming across the philosophy of off-loading. The shiniest moment flies away with a flash, but calm emptiness stays much longer and brings more… 12/26 2018 Hye Ja Moon
  • Admin
    2018년 11월 1일

    Hyeja Moon, Artist’s Note 2018. Oct. 26 Offloading is making room for something new. I, offloading the intense light source, leave the center and fill it with my gaze, my imagination, and my pleasure for a long time. I leave the center without description unlike painting the surrounding lays of light painstakingly. The unoccupied room embraces the world of imagination. And isn’t the space the light itself! Because the empty space is going to be filled with various imagination of the world.