Cold plus Hot series Unbearable Sweetness of Being

INJA CHO's avatar INJA CHO

[COLD+HOT] SERIES “UNBEARABLE SWEETNESS OF BEING” The expressions in my work are personal and directed from within. I investigate the relationship that elements largely beyond my control impose on my body and emotions in an effort to deal with and relate the constant burning sensation in my body daily from my ongoing struggles with neuropathic pain due to spinal cord damage. A goal of my work is to find a true, meaningful way of depicting the sensations I feel daily, both emotional and physical. As I am living with the impossible mixture of the two elements-[Cold+Hot], I have tried to capture this reality and the feelings that result in my paintings. My recent work is a continuation of the series [Cold+Hot] with a subset called “Unbearable Sweetness of Being”, which is the result of repetitive actions that become meditative exercises. It is a spontaneous transformation process of using unpleasant feelings to create something magnificent and beautiful. This is the goal I have in mind.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: Oil, Mixed Media
  • Width: 20 inch
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 50 inch