YOUNGHEE WOO | South Korea
My work is based on the philosophical sense of life and death. It is the story of generation and extinction, for one exists as an extension of the other. During life time, we engage in organic relationships with the creations of nature. I empathize with them, and project my ego into them. Sometimes the form of evolution appears in my work and so does the mysterious being of unknown. The objects in my paintings are metaphors, and I like to leave these symbolic narratives open to interpretation. I hope the viewers of my paintings can appreciate the nobility of life, live fiercely and passionately, face the afterlife with grandness rather than fear, and even enjoy the futility of disappearing things.