I have depicted the world around me such as the swaying scenery reflected on the water surface, the appearance of dignified pine trees, and the beautifully carved light of a cutting glass. I want to confirm the existence of the world by drawing lines carefully. But of course the world is not made up of lines, nor is everything clearly defined. What I want to capture by the line is not the object but the line itself. The line I use is blurred.

The drypoint, which was invented in Germany in 15th century Europe, is suitable for producing blurred organic lines. When lines are cut into a plate with a needle, the side of the line is covered with ink, and when the ink is filled into the plate, the ink also accumulates on the backside of the cover. When the ink is passed through a press, it is printed on paper as a blurred line. Blurring creates ambiguity and can draw in coincidences. It may be because there is always imperfection in beauty, and you feel beauty in nature that you cannot control, rather than in perfect beauty. The blurred lines seem to tell me the complexity of the world. I would like to express the structure of a world that cannot be captured by photographs, images, or even the naked eye by the aggregate of thousands of lines that I took time to draw.

 

August. 2019