Thursday, June 18, 2015

Artist Statement

My art is about the ideals of beauty which is governed by universal laws. With making art there are only a few right and many wrong ways to put together the colors and forms. This is because in an entropic universe, where time flows in only one direction from the big bang, things tend to become less orderly over time, and orderly systems such as art and living creatures require a complex and hierarchical composition or makeup that is almost impossible to create with natural forces. On the contrary to the feminist criticisms of my work, I believe that idealized images of women who have immense power through their beauty constitute the tip of the spear against male dominance and oppression.
Mostly I am not interested in depicting people who exist in the real world in a realistic manner, and often my depictions of women are constructed via imaginative processes. It is my obsession to fully explore all possibilities of ideal beauty, each result and iteration different from the next. Together they represent the solution to the equations that govern ideal beauty. 
I deny that my art involves objectification of women or people in general. I contend that it is the state of the mind of the viewer or the creator that determines whether the women depicted in the art are objectified or not. Ideal beauty exists regardless of the male gaze that is problematic for women within the male-dominated world. 
Objectification occurs when there is no respect, and there will always be men who do not respect women as people. I always approach my subject matter with respect and care. Even before I create the artwork, ideal beauty already exists in the realm of the unborn like an abstract idea or a thought in the potential of what does not exist yet or has happened yet, no matter how women are oppressed or objectified within a male-dominated society. In other words, I contend that my art is separate phenomenon arising from pure thought and appreciation for beauty - separate from the oppression of women that happens in today's world. I contend that the women that I depict with ideal beauty have immense strength through their beauty that no man can challenge physically, psychologically or intellectually. Representation of ideal beauty is akin to the depiction of a goddess who is unreachable to men and cannot be corrupted by male fantasy of subjugating women and habitual objectification. 
Beauty is innately peaceful and violent at the same time. It is something that attracts me naturally without having to fight me over, yet the image of a goddess is also crushing to the ego of average women who do not share such beautiful characteristics. The same can be said of superheroes with immense power and flawless image - they crush the ego of the average men. I am not trying to stomp down on anyone because of their looks. I am simply attracted to the idealized beauty that is formulated from the laws of beauty of the universe. Beautiful people are the evidence that the universe that we reside in is beautiful.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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