Coconut Heads



 
In my work, I have been focusing on associating similarities between visual characteristics, such as shapes, colors, textures and functions. Regardless of scientific accuracy, it has been important for us to describe this universe since before modern society—planting trees with spiky leaves around the house entrance as an amulet, worshipping rocks shaped like genital organs as symbols of reproduction or the discovery of Pangea through the finding of similarities between the outlines of the continents. I see bricolage-like manners in these ways of grasping phenomena in our environment and am interested in our ability to invent causal relations between similar characteristics.

With my illustrative approach, I investigate the gray area between schematic drawings, which aim at explaining something with visual information only, and the common way of understanding contemporary art, which requires us to understand the context behind the visual information presented. In this series, I arrange a collection of visual similarities on a storyboard-like system, in which the context of each object becomes unremarkable, as if they are explaining something schematically. My aim is to re-organize and re-construct the system of the world we are commonly aware of by inventing and assembling new connections among visual similarities.






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16) Coconut Heads playing with cones, 2018,40x30 inch, oil on canvas
17) Coconut Heads’ creative system, 2018,40x30 inch, oil on canvas


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14) Coconut Heads in the Bird Land, 2017, 127x158 cm 50x62 inch, oil on canvas
15) Coconut Heads and Water, 2017, 127x158 cm 50x62 inch, oil on canvas


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12) Coconut Heads-Happy Go Lucky, 2017, 51.2x76.3inch 130.3x194cm, oil on canvas
13) Coconut Heads-How to make good coffee, 2017, 51.2x76.3inch 130.3x194cm, oil on canvas



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10) Coconut Heads between the sunflowers, 2016, 76.3x51.2inch, oil on canvas
11) Coconut Heads reviving the ancient civilization, 2016, 76.3x51.2inch, oil on canvas


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8) Coconut Heads, Praying for Good Harvests, 2016, 48x36 inch, oil on canvas
9) Coconut Heads in Bogota, 2016, 48x36 inch, oil on canvas


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7) Coconut heads skyping with a dog, 2016, 30x66 inch, oil on canvas


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5) Coconut Heads—fish never die, 2016, 54x42 inch, oil on canvas
6) Coconut Heads—fish never die II, 2016, 50x62 inch, oil on canvas




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3) Coconut Heads studying zoology, 2016, 127x158 cm 50x62 inch, oil on canvas
4)  Coconut Heads in the sea village, 2016, 127x158 cm 50x62 inch, oil on canvas


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1) Almond Heads, 2016, 40x60 inch 101x152 cm, oil on canvas
2) Coconut Heads, 2016, 64x51 inch, oil on canvas