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The Rite of Winter Painting

Lydia Lee

South Korea

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 49.6 W x 51.1 H x 1 D in

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After listening to Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, this painting continued to change. When I thought it was complete, I saw a new scene. I will title the work later. It is to bring out my inner thighs as honestly as possible. A predetermined title cannot be properly reflected in my work process. My favorite movies and books are usually about a human being on the dark side looking for opportunities. I think that the universe we live in right now is on a stable orbit due to a number of amazing coincidences, and humans seem to be creatures that have to keep moving and rushing for something that is the most stable on this most unstable orbit. The conclusion that we will meet with tragedy like other species that will one day experience extinction seems non-existent, and happiness seems to be torn apart like an egg yolk. That's why I like Stravinsky's Rite of Spring coolly. That coolness and expression frees me of something that is suppressed in me. We are very fortunate to have a lot of air and sunlight still alive. In this painting, I think that the connection of my own emotions, which I drew with such thoughts, was accumulated over a long time and the light was revealed, and the layers of paint shown through the accumulation of time are sufficient to convey the sublimity.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

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Size:49.6 W x 51.1 H x 1 D in

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" Noble simplicity and Great silence imply history and existence. I'm constantly digging for that quiet place. " I was born in Seoul and have loved drawing since I was a child, so I honed my skills in representation, perspective and depiction for a long time. I majored in Western painting at Sungshin Women's University in Korea and went to graduate school to specialize in painting. For two years, I imitated the light of Post-Impressionism and gradually developed into abstract painting. While attending graduate school, I copied or studied Bonnard, Monet, Kandinsky, and Bartok (music). Then, I am convinced that I have to go with pure formative beauty until now, and as a philosophical approach, I am working with a baroque exaggeration and continuity as well as an exploration of what human play is fundamentally. I want to talk about human freedom with tension orchestrated around a few bold actions while being conscious of off-screen. The gesture of my brush in the painting is a part of my baroque taste, as if one day, I painted it as if I was longing for a dramatic connection between the past and the current event. In the middle, I came to associate a landscape with clarity and boundaries, and the landscape tried to become a piece of music by arranging and connecting accumulated memories on a flat surface with colors.

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