Selected Artworks from the late 1990s

It was a time when I was experimenting with the notion of light, time, and space. The burning technique was a way to create black. Black was created by the "absence of light". During this period I was more involved with "chance, happening, and accident" by working with the left hand(I am right-handed), incorporating techniques that did not allow my years of trained technique, etc. My interest was in the implied space beyond the physical measurable picture plane. The notion of "yeobaek in Korean art," the unoccupied space was investigated by composing the positive elements with Hans Hoffman's "push and pull" theory. 

Untitled 97-28

Mixed media on paper

20 1/4 x 27 1/4"

1997

Untitled 97-21

Mixed media

20 3/4 x 23 1/4"

1997

Untitled 97-9 (Formation of Universe)

Ink, gouache, and collage on silk

12 1/2 x 13 1/2"

1997

Untitled 99-06

Gouache, concentrated watercolor, acrylic, and collage on Korean mulberry paper

14 x 26"

1999

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Untitled 96-7 and Untitled 96-8(Diptych or installed individually )
11.5 X 11" and 10X10"
Gouache, Korean ink, collage, and gold leaf on silk
1996

Untitled 96-06

Mixed media on ramie

14 x 14"

1996

Untitled 96-41

Mixed media on silk

11 x 12"

1996

Flower 98-01

Ink, oil paint stick, and oil pastel on paper

11 x 17"

1998

Untitled 97-4

Mixed media on silk

14 1/2 x 11 3/4"

1997

Untitled 96-30

Mixed media on paper

12 x 10 1/4"

1996

Untitled 96-33

Mixed media on linen

16 1/2 x 20 1/4"

1996

Untitled 04-07

Gouache and acrylic on vellum and multilayers of nobang (Korean transparent-colored silk) 

24 x 17 3/4"

1996

Untitled 97-8

Mixed media on silk

15 x 11"

1997

Untitled 96-31

Mixed media on Korean ramie 

14 x 12"

1996

Untitled 97-7

Mixed media on silk

15 x 12"

1997

Untitled 95-2

Pastel, gouache, acrylic, and Korean ink on paper

18x24"

1995

Untitled no. 142

Ink, gouache, pastel on paper

19.5 x 25.5"

1995

Untitled 97-14

Mixed media on hand-made paper

20 x 48 1/2"

1997

Untitled 97-14

Mixed media on hand-made paper

20 x 48 1/2"

1997

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