Eroticism is part of the experiences I wish to visually express. An image of explicit eroticism is a way of expressing part of my own previous experiences. In their twenties, Korean women become aware of the dualistic nature of women as both sexual objects and sexual subjects, which plunges them into confusion; and, as a result, they have a difficult time tolerating this. This was the emotional experience that I underwent in my early 20s. Although I am 30 years old and married now, the emotions that remained with me from past times resonate with me as powerfully as ever. Thus, the illustrated characters in my paintings are portrayed as complicated figures who dwell, as well, upon melancholy.
I like exploring visually satisfying stimuli that go beyond eroticism. In visual works, there will always be shapes and textures absent from the piece’s symbolic meaning that are there to provide mere sensation and pleasure; they could be flowers, twisted tubes or illuminating abstract objects. I enjoy using these textures and this form of expression. I like discovering shapes and forms in my own neighbourhood. It’s like visual ASMR for me.