disappearing into the scenery
If an artwork is an output we get when life goes through a creative self, an artist may be seen as a passage or a filter. Through this creative process, a complex life gets some sort of order, where good sense, taste and training are essential. Artist brings new questions and unique artistic language through many doubts and suspicions.
As a result, we are able to meet another broad world.
The aura of an artist in this era may be nothing more than an illusion rooted in our profane desires. Artists are neither special nor chosen. They are ordinary people who have endured a harsh reality to preserve their own meaning of life. Under excessive human-centered desires in this era, they go back and face the order of nature.
Photographer Wayne Levin becomes one with fish underwater. Barbara Bosworth beholds a tree and a bird in the sky. The nature they photograph is not merely a subject they shoot. It is more like capturing the whole state of being, including themselves in it. It is a piece of evidence, revealing one’s attitude and relation with nature. Like how a silkworm builds its cocoon, artist Yun Soo Kim uses actions to communicate between nature and self, which is ultimately presented in a sensuous state. The calm echo that comes out of it is quite deep and harmonious. It overflows and fills the air.
When a human’s self-consciousness disappears into the universe, we are finally able to find ourselves as a part of the whole nature. The river continues to flow, the wind continues to blow and the sun continues to emit light. They are creating a pure echo by emptying themselves and accepting the whole nature. Now, we engrave their lucent footprints here.