Book

I draw a series of open books which show a few images of objects that could be related, by finding visual commonalities between them. I also add unreadable texts on each page as if they are giving us reasonable explanations relevant to these visual similarities. By using the book format, I am interested in leading viewers to create their own imaginary causal relationships between the objects in each book.

I have been interested in the world of premodern stories such as myth and folklore where we can find "irrational" and "illogical" thoughts that wouldn't fit in today's society. There, visual associations often play an important role in describing the universe instead of scientific basis. For example, worshipping rocks that look like genital organs as symbols of reproduction, replacing a missing tooth with a piece of corn or associating death and rebirth with waxing and waning of the moon. I see bricolage-like manners in these ways of grasping phenomena from their environment and inventing causal relations to explain the dynamic of the world. At the same time, today, we can find various conspiracy theories and groundless propaganda agitate those around us. This is also a folklore-like way of perceiving our society and I think we inherently find pleasure in inventing stories between different matters by finding something in common regardless of scientific accuracy. Based on this perception, I'm currently interested in visualizing this inherent mechanism of feeling pleasure and depicting it as a parallel universe that certainly exists inside of ourselves.


 

 

 









Book-1

2021
11x15 inch
Watercolor on Paper
Book-2

2021
11x15 inch
Watercolor on Paper
Book-3

2021
11x15 inch
Watercolor on Paper
Book-4

2021
11x15 inch
Watercolor on Paper




Book-5

2021
11x15 inch
Watercolor on Paper
Book-6

2021
11x15 inch
Watercolor on Paper
Book-7

2021
11x15 inch
Watercolor on Paper