"I love to be surprised or amazed in positive ways in my daily life. This piece is about the moment of re-encountering the part of ourselves that "we haven't been forgotten," such as childhood memories. I was surprised about myself that l live on a very linear timeline but can still connect with my childhood beyond the linear timeline. I can even feel the emotions of certain moments as if I'm in the moment again. But I still know that it's my past. The perception of past and present balancing each other out so well, that's why I call the painting Harmony.
I have different approaches for painting and drawing. For painting, I start from a feeling or mixture of emotions of/about something, and create a composition after that. I feel like the image is already exists on the paper, so I let a mark on the paper lead the mark after." - So Youn Lee
This piece of original artwork comes signed by So Youn Lee and with an Original Artwork Letter of Provenance from 1xRUN.
ABOUT So Youn Lee:
I was born in South Korea, and currently live and work in Irvine, CA. Being a super optimistic person, I draw from my own experience of encountering contradicting emotions in my daily life and guide them in to a realm of positivity. My approach to create an image is more like an excavation. I feel like I'm carving out of a canvas until an image eventually reveals itself. Recently, I got inspired from food, especially tropical fruits and colorful deserts with decorations. I love them because they make me curious to imagine what they taste like. As I imagine myself being totally satisfied with them, or being surprised by unexpected tastes, I feel emotions and I love to capture those emotions in my art. Life is very precious, and I love enjoying life with my gift of creating art, and wish I could share this happiness with many others.