Coconut Heads


I am interested in making associations between similar visual characteristics, such as shapes, colors, textures and functions and inventing causal relations and correlations between these elements.

Regardless of scientific accuracy, visual association has been important for us to describe the universe since before modern society. For example, worshipping rocks that look like genital organs as symbols of reproduction, the notion of taking photographs to steal an object’s soul or being inspired by shadow shapes on the surface of the full moon to make up stories. I see bricolage-like manners in these ways of grasping phenomena from our environment and am interested in our inherent desire to create relationships between similar characteristics.

In the Coconut Heads series, I am incorporating this pattern of unscientific and irrational thinking into my perspective of the contemporary world. Through this perspective, I am constantly observing my surroundings in search of relatable objects from different fields and inventing new relationships between them. It is an unlearning process of all the existing social structures and the re-organizing of the components without considering their order and value. These result in visual narratives and then I ultimately create new organic system by assembling those new relationships on diagram-like compositions.






Coconut Heads in the Wild Cycle

2019
62x150 inch
oil on canvas
Coconut Heads Creating an Art Exhibition

2019
62x58 inch
oil on canvas

Coconut Heads between the Snow Mountain and High-Rises

2019
62x50 inch
oil on canvas
Coconut Heads with Water and Sand

2019
62x50 inch
oil on canvas
Coconut Heads around the Ceramic Studio

2019
62x50 inch
oil on canvas
Coconut Heads in the Starry Sky

2019
62x50 inch
oil on canvas

Coconut Heads Reviving Egyptian Civilization

2019
40x30 inch
oil on canvas

Coconut Heads with Wind and Fish

2019
40x30 inch
oil on canvas
Coconut Heads and Bamboos

2019
48x40 inch
oil on canvas
Coconut Heads playing with cones

2018
40x30 inch
oil on canvas
Coconut Heads’ creative system

2018
40x30 inch
oil on canvas

Coconut Heads in the Bird Land

2017
50x62 inch
oil on canvas
Coconut Heads and Water

2017
50x62 inch
oil on canvas
Coconut Heads-Happy Go Lucky

2017
51.2x76.3inch
oil on canvas
Coconut Heads-How to make good coffee

2017
51.2x76.3inch
oil on canvas

Coconut Heads between the sunflowers

2016
76.3x51.2inch
oil on canvas
Coconut Heads reviving the ancient civilization

2016
76.3x51.2inch
oil on canvas
Coconut Heads, Praying for Good Harvests

2016
48x36 inch
oil on canvas
Coconut Heads in Bogota

2016
48x36 inch
oil on canvas

Coconut heads skyping with a dog

2016
30x66 inch
oil on canvas
Coconut Heads—fish never die

2016
54x42 inch
oil on canvas
Coconut Heads—fish never die II

2016
50x62 inch
oil on canvas
Coconut Heads studying zoology

2016
50x62 inch
oil on canvas

Coconut Heads in the sea village

2016
50x62 inch
oil on canvas
Coconut Heads

2016
64x51 inch
oil on canvas
Almond Heads

2016
40x60 inch
oil on canvas