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The breathing canvas

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Artist Hye Ja Mun on 28th July, 2008

Decades of years that I spent doing sculpture should be a path to the painting "Harmonielehre" today.

My work is now beyond the heavy labor of carrying, moving and shaping heavy materials such like wood sculpture or clay work. I have tipped over while brandishing a paint brush in the rush as if a tornado had hit boisterously and then I got through.  

I have used expensive paint colors for a color into my favour like I use a tooth paste, and have never hesitated to throw it away when the color did not get my favour. I have also torn lots of canvas with thick layers of colors because I was not satisfied with them.

I draw with no organised plans. I respect the process of thought relying on uncertainty. I try to put formative elements on the base in  colors and combinations even though I could not care less about planned the formative. I always ask myself what kind of work is the most conscious and the most unconscious.  

I feel heavy when looking at a painted canvas with no space to breathe. It looks like lack of confidence.

I wanted to leave my working process without missing any moment. However I have experienced a process of trial and error for several years.

Since 1990 I lave titled all my works the titles of music. I have been fond of a musical composer rather than my works from time to time. My works have lies in the borders of music. My works contained the lines and shapes with motion all the time. However my works are changing much recently. They often cross the border of music.  

I am fond of a recent work, "Composition". The work shows motionless lines as well.

I feel more relaxed and take a deep breath while crudely painting colours on purpose. I am getting accustomed to enjoying the process of work bit by bit. I seem to get to know how to work for purity.  

I always concern about how to paint for freedom rather than for serious meditation.

                                                                      Artist  Hye Ja Mun on 28th July, 2008

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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.