My pieces are a result of my explorations as a visual interpreter.
As a child, I always wanted to know how things worked, what
defined the essence of an object, what its boundaries were,
and how far such limits could be pushed. This inquisitiveness
profoundly influences my artwork today. I focus on a concept,
I dissect it to its bare bones, discover the ultimate truth
behind it, then I reinvent it. Through my imagination and
obsessive compulsion, I strive to reveal a unique beauty and
irony in the seemingly mundane. In my practice, I strip down
traditional mediums to their essence and employ them in a
contemporary language. In this way, I breathe new life and
my own vision into the materials. The resulting works often toe
the line between the real and visually abstract; what you see
from afar is completely different from what you see up close.
A magnified view reveals layers of the details and complexity.
As a translator, I strive to uncover the ironic beauty of an idea
and resuscitate it through my experiments with various mediums
to create a visually surreal and provocative work.
Elaine Kim Gallery presented Ji Oh's Artwork at LA Art Show