I came across a documentary about the most humiliating and painful period in Korean history. When Japan occupied Korea, Japan tried to take away the spirit of Koreans by using architectures and stakes as a policy of human extermination. They put stakes on high and famous mountains, tried to cut off Korean of our national spirit and built Japanese and Western-style architectures in Korea and showed their great dignity. Especially, it was the biggest shame to establish a Japanese governor ‘s office in front of Korean royal palace. After Independence of Korea, the Korean government collapsed Japanese government building in the 1990s. When the Korean government announced the break-up of the Japan government, the Japanese government actively opposed it. The power of architecture is great and overwhelming. Architecture has a symbolism like a trophy that conquers territory. So, structure occupies the land, overwhelms humans, creates history and becomes a space of capitalism.
I became interested in architecture, which is an artificial product made by people in the area of nature. Architecture is a big chunk of time and history, and it has a constant conversation of time and space. Architecture is a collection of complex emotional history such as sadness, pain, greed and happiness of people. So I want to reproduce memory and history through the type of architecture collage.
To represent the history of architecture, I disassembled and reassembled architecture’s structures. Deconstructionism has off-center nature and zero gravity. So, by destroying and reassembling architectures, Surrealistic architectural objects shows a potent symbol in one canvas.