The afterimage series is about the indelible images of memories and emotions. It all begins with curiosity to make a permanent image of afterimage that looks like a piece of strong photograph. It was started by some traces of memory. The one image leaves different versions of afterimage. This is because people see things differently. In numerous images between my conscious mind and unconscious mind, the afterimage series is reinterpreted arbitrarily.
I interpreted haunted images into afterimages with concise lines, simple shapes, and color surfaces. The afterimage series was transformed into new images with my unique colors and shapes. Sometimes one single afterimage comes from a lot of overlap. I at least try to do ten times brushstrokes. And by doing so, I have experienced that the new form of story unfolded. It never came back to story of the original image. It’s all very subjective. It means that there is actually forms can exist or not. I have intention to describe afterimage that look very alive and wander right in front of eyes.
The afterimage series based on something we're used to seeing every day such as nature scenes, beautiful scenery and trivial things. My intention is to express afterimage in repeated brush and rough texture of touching the knife. And it is spontaneous creation but is not impulsive decision as well as maintains orderly movement. I try to portray the colors of Afterimage with a drastic use of vivid colors. These colors are very visible remaining inside of my head rather than original image.
I do not intend to make the viewers understanding that what's the real image or what’s the afterimage as any other explanation. It is because afterimages become completely new Images. I just leave it to their imagination. And I induce the viewers to make new afterimages and new story on their own with their subjective experience and sensitivity.