Last month, I reminded myself of my early debut works and exhibitions through the My Art Festival. Since I made a timetable wrote and uploaded pictures in the order of time, I think that day was the most relaxing time for me to start blogging. Based on this experience, I have learned from experience that writing is much easier, and it is better to post continuously in this way by grouping the main topics, sub-topics, and themes in advance.
Above all, writing by theme reduces the difficulty of finding titles and subjects or writing articles when other tasks besides blogging are waiting for an order or when you are busy with other tasks.
In this sense, I have designated this week as Portfolio Week from Monday to Friday. I want to study more about the work I am currently doing and doing. I had to organize my portfolio from the past to the present.
My Portfolio week.
Materials that are systematically organized by theme will be very helpful when making an e-book by binding, publishing a book, or organizing one theme on a website in the future.
In my case, it was good to be able to personally describe the meaning of my work and explain the process well to painting lovers and customers.
The themes of my portfolio will be introduced by grouping them into the following themes.
1. Dynamic Energy
2. Internal Energy
3. Female Energy
4. Digital Energy
Most of all, I feel intense energy from trees standing, bending, moving, and dropping its most substantial part to persevere and overcome the hardships of many years.
Tree branches are swaying between the apartments at night. Countless square lights from the apartment windows are reflected brightly between trees. The force of nature I felt was always grand and overwhelming. Sometimes when the heavy rain and wind blew strong enough, I felt fear and phobia. However, children who grow up in cities have fewer opportunities to feel this nature's power. Trapped in a high concrete building, they cannot afford to experience listening to the message of nature. Therefore, they believe that nature is always insignificant. The trees in my paintings completely reject the artificial energy emanating from the stainless framed window emitted by these apartments. They somehow move and try to show their presence in front of us. All ordinary people are isolated in the same space and monotonous life. The city trees send an infinite message to modern people who do not feel the energy of nature. They constantly stand with shaking and rustling.
Especially, "Weeping Tree" reflects the worries and fears I felt about climate change. First, I draw mountains layer by layer in the background, then fill the brush with paint and lots of water and touch it in the middle on canvas. Then, raise the canvas at a right angle, lay it down. The process will cause the paint from above to naturally fall to the floor due to gravity. It is as if the canvas is crying. It is the technique for describing that pouring rain in the sky. A visitor told me some interesting points while this painting was on display. "I found Noah's ark behind the picture."
A tree is a great mentor in our life. Even though trees are twisted, badly transformed, and fallen, they keep their pride and live their way. They stand alone and write their history by themselves, not borrowing the hands of others. When your independent energy is gone in your mind, your life is controlled by others. If someone manipulates your thought and plans, you can't live your life freely. Trees don't follow others' orders.
Myungja Anna Koh