Artist : Oonju Chun
My work has no agenda. There are no pre-conceived images or intellectual considerations. It is not allegorical. For me, painting is instinctual. The reason why I paint is because it carries a voice that cannot be expressed by my words.
I have lived in the United States now for over 40 years, but culturally, I am strongly rooted in my Korean identity. My work inherently merges these two influences. While I identify with the quiet minimalistic sensibilities of Eastern aesthetics, I am always drawn to the rawness of particular Western art.
The most I could hope for from my viewers is that they are able to experience a similar emotional response as I do. I do not expect viewers to extract any sort of meaning or story, but if they do, it shall be in the context of their own experiences and decisions.