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The reason I ‘m...

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( April. 2000. Hye Ja Moon)

*The reason I ‘m into the contemporary jazz especially the jazz in harmony with orchestra these days is not only because I have an ear for the 20th classic music, but also because the contemporary jazz is leading my mind to the more contemporary and liberal world of fantasy.

* There are some drawings that I have drawn as my desire led me to do.  Especially, among them are works that I made imagining that an odd rocket with its fire breathing tail was rushing into the space and some blocks of wood or stone and things were falling badly. When I look at such drawings that were made not only impromptu but focused in a state of almost unconsciousness I feel that my works come along with improvisational technique of jazz.

*As I began to study painting full-time, smoothly and rhythmically twisted figures most frequently appear on my drawings, and it is an attitude of jazz rather than that of classical music.  I drew an enormous volume of soft things twisted, scattered things around them, and portrayed a sky ladder or a keyboard of piano out of blue.  Imagining pieces of cloths wound about in the space I represented my mentality rhythmically, which fell into a maze. Surprisingly such works reminded me as a shaman costume in the Korean traditional shaman rite, Gut.

*The jazz tone leading my feelings, energy for work, and my mind to a fantastic world allowed my work to have strong colors and liberal and keen lines.  Especially, the improvisational musical performance by players on the stage of a jazz concert changed my work ever.  Unpredictable art works are regarded as a presentation of creativity.  The attraction of jazz that has led my work into the new one changed my work quite diversely.  From 3D to 2D, 2D to 3D, and to drawings that are linked with no end.  Since in college, I have indulged myself into classical music.  However, I feel rather bored with it now.  Jazz in usual clothes not classical music in full dress is more comfortable and dandy to me.

*I feel attracted by jazz which is rather realistic, shocking, and undisciplined but sometimes with exceptional skills.  One day I had a fresh experience mixed with confusion watching a musical called Rent in Miami whose stage settings are quite shocking.  It looks like an avant-garde art because of the crushed cars, a roaring sound, and strong colors in the dark, and performers in blue jeans.  Contemporary art, which seems already boring in order to succeed with only novel ideas, is to attract the viewers with the daring production that is left now.

*Though I knew the limitation of sculpture to express the feeling of jazz, the desire for colors and shapes in me accorded with the jazz tone naturally pulled the trigger for canvas works.

April. 2000. HyeJa Moon

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    2018년 11월 1일

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