Artist Statement

Viewing is deception. I perceive it as an entwinement of the unconsciousness between the artist and the viewer. Portraiture is the main subject in my practice and research; I am very interested in how the figure interacts with the viewer. Believing that everyone has his own opacity to himself, I aim at creating new portraits that visualize the unconscious side in me and, at the same time, that give new viewing experience to the viewers.

Themes of my paintings include bodily gestures, faces and the physicality of bodies, all of which embed massive psychological clues of our opacities. I work with ink on paper and multiple panel formations to effectively illuminate the elements of the opacity and to explore new possibilities in portraitures.