About the colors
Looking back on my memories of the pictures, I could imagine the old Japanese books. My parents had lived in Japan for a long time, and when they had come back to Korea, my father brought the Japanese books. The books had colorful pictures and animations such as landscapes, flowers, and animals. Some part of them, until now I can recall vividly of its shape and colors. However, I couldn't realize the images that it called. Finally, after I became an adult, I found out that it is Uikyo-e style. Drawing along the picture was my favorite works in my daily life during childhood. When I began the first exhibition in Germany, some visitors told me, "I feel that Gogh and Sagal's style is in your paintings." So probably, I suppose that my painting has a trace of some Japanese Ukiyo-e style.
When I lived in Germany, I had sights to see various colors. There are specific color spectrums in each country. Mostly I could find the color, which gives some definition with its characters. For example, in Korea, white is the most popular color, and additionally, black, blue, yellow, and red are the five Korean traditional colors. I detected the famous color blue in Germany, and I realized that blue has various spectrums. When I traveled the old german castles, I also could catch in my eyes the blue with green, white, gray, and yellow. Probably, it helped to build my color mixing styles. Also, It was absorbed in my paintings.
A book, " Farbtherapie (color therapy, by Pauline Wills)," is announced well about the colors. Light is color, and the color is light. The colors we can see is not the accurate color, but some wave with different lengths. It is seen only by reactions of hits, absorb and reflect from the light in our nature. And that electric plasma also can express by emotion. All of the features have their electric field, and they can say that it is Aura. And then, we can match each Aura to each color from time to time. Also, we can use some healing methods with the colors. I believed that all of the colors I have seen react to build to my Aura and artworks. Some colors help me to recover the inner side, which needs healing. More than anything, it was a valuable lesson that I can think over about the colors again.
Now I am still researching and study what the colors are. The most goal I want to reach is making like Michelangellos's blue. When I was an elementary student, I really eager to learn paintings, and I knew that my mother didn't buy the art books for me, and then I gathered the empty bottles, boxes, and newspapers to get some refund for money. So finally, I purchased the artbooks, which described Michelangelo's. I tried to copy his works, but it was difficult for me because I was only 11 years old. After seeing his masterpiece in the Cappella Sistina in Italy, I figured out why I got inspired by his blues and how difficult it was to explain the color.
Color is my eternal work task, and I struggle to express the colors themselves without lights and the spectrums which people can feel something in it. As you know, the beginning always seems humble, and it looks like a tiny sparkle before the big firewood flame. But I always happy that I have a tiny ember I can try something. Mainly, I hope this small ember will brighten someone like a candle.
Myungja Anna Koh