Tuesday, December 15, 2015

List of Sold Items

2009

Free Hugs at Starbucks - $300

2010

The Janitor and His Mother

2013

The Tree and the Giant Fruit - $300

2014

The Fate of the World Is In Your Hands

2015

The Stewardess
The New Girl - $100
The Blinding Light of Manhattan - $200
Representation of My Inner World - $350
The Blue Ballerina - $150
Portrait of Keon - $150
Portrait of Admiral Yi - $150
The Stripes - $100
The Flag - $100
The Palisades - $100
The Airport - $100
The Downtown of Tenafly - $100
The Bayonet Dance - $100
The Movement of Masses - $100

Thursday, December 3, 2015

My Thoughts

The world is constantly changing.
The Earth is slowly losing oxygen.
The sun is slowly dying.
Time is running out.
Our existence is limited in time and space.
In this urgency of existence we meet
We are born, and we will die one day
I want to return
I want to return to the past where the people reside
in places I've been
But the world is changing
And past is only in memory
They are gone. The places are different.
I do not know these people.
I do not know these places.
Most places are not preserved for historical significance or emotional attachment
They change completely within a matter of months or years
because money is the driving force of the world
The playground is there, but the kids are different
and I am different. I am no longer a kid.
I am too big for the swings and the slide
The school is there, but the students and faculty have changed
It's not the same school of the past
I cannot be a part of it as I was in the past.
I cannot join them and become friends with them
I cannot be in the same place again
I cannot meet the same people again
Because the world has changed
The places have changed
And the people have changed
Imagine I am in a large dark structure
with each floors containing different memories
The people and places that form the substance of such memories
lighten up the dark structure with emotional attachment
I reach out for them but the floors are constantly shifting
By the time I can touch them the places have already changed
I only know I am headed in the right direction
because my paintings come out alright
Oh how much I miss my friends who no longer talk
How much changes have been in my life
and the world we reside in

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Small Abstract Works


The Airport


The Bayonet Dance


The Beach at Sunset


The Downtown of Tenafly


The Flag


The Stripes


The Movement of Masses


The Palisades


The Luminosity Divide


The LEGO Pieces


Vertical Stripe Continuum

The Vertical STripe Continuum

Friday, November 27, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Green Tea Ice Cream


2017-02-27
2016-12-01


Acrylic on canvas
30 x 24 inches
2015-11-15

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Artist Statement

NEW:


We are observers of photons and light. We are observers of events and circumstances. We are observers of truth. We are the messengers of truth.
We are not only observers. We are actors in the universe. 
Humans' actions and thoughts are governed by the universal principles of morality and truth. To negotiate, there must be equal and reciprocal result. Therefore, the universal principles are reciprocal in nature.
The universal principles that I speak of include a right to self-determination, a right to pursuit of happiness and well-being, and a right to pursuit of knowledge and truth. These are not universal such as the Newton's laws of motion. They are noble ideas brought to us by higher beings from the heavens. They make appearance in the context of a civilized world order, where the rule of law prevails. It is up to us to make the principles truly universal.
Because the universe consists of opposite duality, like a double-edged sword, something that is good in one situation can have a negative effect in another. There will be two different results for the same principle in question. This is why the principles that I speak of, which emphasize only the good, are not universal in reality.
Truth is one of them. The truth is something that can be distorted, manipulated, and controlled. Through language and information. People distort and manipulate the truth to their own advantage. They re-write the history and take advantage of the weak and the less-informed. We distort the truth by emphasizing or highlighting certain aspects of the truth, while refusing to deliver the whole picture. We distort the truth and misinform the masses, manipulate their views, and use their voices to our own ends.
Through painting, I insist on the destruction of this persistent process of manipulating the truth. Through painting I am making a stand for the truth as a universal principle, and a right of all observers and actors. Through painting I am trying to deliver the whole picture, not just a part of the picture, and the whole truth, not a part of the truth.
The truth that I speak of is not absolute but a relative curvature of effectiveness and relevance. In other words, truth is absolute in that it is relative; and truth is relative in that it is absolute. I sometimes symbolize truth in the shape of an arc.
In my paintings, I am an observer and a messenger. I try to deliver the truth by capturing the essence of the subject or the emotion that I am trying to depict. This is the act of avoiding distortion by reducing what I observe down to its essence. I choose beauty as the overall theme because it is something that I am naturally drawn to. It did not have to fight me to win me over. Beauty is a truth that is innately peaceful. In these times when truth is contested and fought over, the assertion that we the people are beautiful, and therefore the universe is beautiful, is something that I will devote my art towards.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Catch all poke

Colored pencil and pen on paper
2015-04-15

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