Republic of Korea (ROK)
Exhibiting Artist: Ohnim
In my paintings I use the harmony of shapes and colours as a way to capture the fleeting emotions that one cannot express through words.
In this day and age I feel that language itself cannot function in its right form. I wanted to create another type of communication, where the remnants of our feelings that are buried and hidden away, can be conveyed through simple and distorted shapes.
The inability to have real inter-personal relationships and human touch in the world we currently live in has made me realise that I am unable to escape feelings of emptiness and hollowness. In my work I try to capture the moments where I realise these primitive emotions, which I had previously tried to deny.