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Breath of Mother Earth
A long journey
Still life etc.
A piece of scene in the mind
Breath of Life
I worked at various times ; government officer, researcher of some national research institute, managing director of some org. etc.
I spent some years in the field of planting trees after my retirement, But I was wondering about what to do next and the rest of my life. I finally decided to abandon it and dedicate myself to seek my original love.
I have spent childhood between the mountains and blue coast of the western sea. The colors of my native home, esp. a flaming sunset will have a roll determining on my envy to express me by painting. In fact this need existed for a long time but had never come true, furthermore I had no previous knowledge of painting. Anyway, I decided on to dash into this activity though painting was not innate sense for me.
It is only at the beginning of 2011 ,arriving on the eve of my 61st that I started by a curious coincidence ,to paint in oils attended yearly course of oil class at the school of Institute of fine art and design education, Hongik University. I was lucky to meet Dong su Lee(Ph. D) who is a Professor of that school and to become his pupil. He helped me to find my way on this new path. Oil painting just getting my feet wet has renewed my dreariness after retirement and became an essential part of my life. Since then, painting with me everyday as far as I remember.
From Chang won Lee 2017 'Artist's notes'..........
Life is a kind of test bed that weaves the life story of each individual. Art also thinks that artists are a large group of testbands that weave, share and develop the expression of "art form" in their physical and mental representation.
Even in a variety of variables, such as numerous heterogeneous phenomena, media and techniques, it is the artist's own initiative to go through his life story, so that the artist becomes his own narrator on the test bench until the end of his life .
One of the new additions to the 5th to 6th individual exhibition this year is digital painting, which has been working for a while. I believe that digital painting is not different from painting to perform the internal representation by the stream of mind. At first, I focused on digital painting, and recently switched to trans digital painting (later symbol TRD).
It takes a certain amount of time to create a work, either Realism or Abstract. Then, I wondered how to express the mental representation that appears in the micro time. Putting such a representation on the canvas is a contradiction in itself, and it won’t be easy practically . It is doubtful that we would be satisfied if we repeat to paint on the canvas an internal representation that is so variable over time and put them in a shed. So what I tried new was to paint the image of the moment, then digitalize the moment, and then repeat the process of drawing another moment image. It is quite a creative work that we can taste a great enjoyment. In the end, the process of actually painting on canvas or paper but do not keep on canvas, only digital image. A series of this working process, I coined the term "Trans-Digital Painting (TRD)".
The following essential remarks appear repeatedly in the heading of my individual exhibitions;"My painting is a creative journey to put small recollections from the past into a backpack, get on the wagon of the present, and leave for the future."
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