Hiejin Yoo

Region: Pacific Coast

Website: http://www.hiejinyoo.com

City / State: Los Angeles, CA

My painting is an intimate journal. Since my experience is strongly etched in my consciousness, as soon as I paint an ordinary moment in life it becomes an event forming my personal history. When I work and interact with my memories, they tell me something about my life. Reminded of my feelings at that moment, I reinterpret the memories and their colors. My paintings describe the ambiance of a specific space in a specific time. The subject matter is composed of infinite mundane elements that I personalize to convey the unique qualities that I perceive. I observe an object to find its representational imagery, extract an abstraction from it, and then create an imaginative space with brush marks and colors.