Hye-Ja Moon’s Art of Drawing –Like a Drawing
*Last winter I went to New York attending the opening ceremony of New York Broadway Gallery Invitation Exhibition. The next day I dropped by Museum of Modern Art to watch <Broadway Boogie Woogie> by Piet Mondrian once more. It seemed to me that the painting composed of red lines and dots on yellow color looked lighter and brighter than before. After that day I felt so intimate with the painting even though I had seen it numerously. I recognized that artists would express a musical subject as light as a drawing in general. For example, paintings such as Composition series by Kandinsky, and paintings with musical themes by Georgia O’keefe in Whitney Museum of Art offered me to confirm that idea. Returning from the journey I felt sure through the works of other artists that the pictorial forms of my own that is being developed even today is suitable for expressing musical themes. It was too natural to verify but I was pleased.
*My Gap Opening technique got started to leave drawings on canvas and not to be covered by upper layer colors. Because of the reason, I desperately try to paint not to make a mistake or not to retouch afterward. The moment of tension and harmony when music is performed with no mistake may be applied on my canvas as I draw at a brush to convey such energy to the viewers of my paintings. Furthermore I paint the first drawing lines which are very important parts to be left on the canvas until the final touch is made. I thought to myself that the drawing parts untouched might be compared with the dotted lines of <Broadway Boogie Woogie> by Piet Mondrian and then I felt confident. In fact, the painting by Mondrian looked significantly different from the others by the artist. It looked to me that the dotted lines in the painting might be the drawing the artist would like to leave, that is his first composition.
*I always try to present a painting of light like a drawing as well as one of tension and energy.
*When completed the left purple drawing parts on the yellow background color on my painting are minute. However, the energy they offer is so much great. As I know it, I recently upsize the left parts of drawing. I think that the effect of the drawing parts is appropriate to convey the keen feelings of each moment that music gives. I feel as if I become a conductor.
*Artist Hye-ja Moon, 17 August, 2011