The contemplation on <Composition> series by Hyeja Moon – Soyoung Cho, Sep. 2017
-The first impression
*When I first looked over the <Composition> series, they seemed to be in the new stage of the filtered out after the fusion of the <Music for Charms of the Night Sky> and the <Light> series. < The Light> series has a luminous source in the middle of the canvas while in the <Composition> the narrow beams of light spread out from the beyond the canvas. Also, the musical episodes and figurative patterns in the previous works by Hyeja Moon hardly appear in the <Composition> series. Seemingly <Composition> is to <Music for Charms of the Night Sky> and <Light> as poet is to prose. The previous representation of musical rhetoric and image becomes abstract in the <Composition>. The asymmetric radiating lines drive me to seek for the luminous source beyond the canvas. She has made a curved area by drawing lines with 3 colors. The same colored lines with each length placed side by side compose a curved area widthwise. I think it is beautifully ingenious.
*The works of Hyeja Moon are basically music. 1) <Music for Charms of the Night Sky> is an opera with a story. 2) <The Light> is a concerto with colors and figures. 3) <Composition> is a violin solo composed of colors and lines. Here, the figures in <The Light> hardly appear. The stage of 1) and 2) show so-called stable configuration which is calculated A to Z by the artist. For example, Hyeja Moon centered the luminous sources in the previous works and gave the lays of the light with each speed. However, the luminous source is never seen in the <Composition> as it shines from beyond the canvas. The luminous source out of the vision leads us to imagine the whole according to one’s fancy. Even though only the little part of the radioactive zone is drawn in the small canvas the undrawn whole would embrace without end. Also, the division of the face in the <Composition> helps seek after the light source beyond the canvas when it is viewed.
-point, line, plane
* The composition of points, lines, and plane in the <Composition> is really intriguing. These pure elements of paintings sing in her <Composition> by themselves! The lays of the light source far beyond the canvas spread down on the canvas playing longitude, and the pigments put on the lines play the weft. The two of the longitude lines and pigmented stretched points on the lines allows the lays surging like waves as a whole. The planes of the dark and the bright locate the viewers in the window carrying music beyond the canvas.