이상용 Lee S.Y 2 페이지

���� �ٷΰ���


Lee SangYong  


‘Momentary Encounter is Fate’

Fate comes by momentarily and past encounters and farewells also come by in the present and future tense.  Countless fates come together as dots to connect a line of past to future which in the end build a gigantic three-dimensional fate.  Therefore, my present life, past memories, and future fates all compose narratives for my artwork.  However, these narratives do not just belong to myself.  My life, eventually, is affected by other people, or relations with other objects that in general is interwoven or bounded by common destiny of human life.      

The usage of fate in general term connotes unavoidable predestination.  However, I like to rely on the momentary fate rather than the predestined fate.  Every moment of our lives we face encounters and farewells, the subject of which can be human being but for a ponderous person such as I, they are not.  A sunlight that has squeezed through a crack brings conversation to me and enlivens the dust I could not have seen before.  A crack, sunlight and dust all exist along with my five senses and create a small universe.   Small universes in which I am at the center expand and become a big universe.  Paying attention to small things is valuable to me and in return dictates who I am and what values I hold to.  This all begins with a small encounter.          

Momentary Fate is a Valued Life

I place values to countless objects and I naturally put images to them.  Old ink stones, thrown away metal pieces and tapes that have been used by others and smeared with time have found me and act as fate and value.  All I did was to converse with them.  At that moment those momentary fates have connected to my memories have become my work.  All those individual moments have coexisted with my past, present and future and have become part of my life.  Countless encounters have become my fate and valuable items. 

I, too, through my work will be fate to other people.