Artist Statement

I want to communicate the language of color to all viewers.

 

These works explore ways of interacting with individuals who are visually impaired by incorporating Braille in the paintings. As a painter, I consider what it would be like not to have a sight at all. Blindness in my right eye affects the processing of information to be different from most everyone else. To me, blindness is not an obstacle, and it has allowed me to grow and discover ways to overcome the challenges I confront throughout my life.

 

Although both sighted and visually impaired individuals experience color differently, they share a common understanding of the abstract concept of color. Color is relative in time and space. To the viewer, color depends on the light of the surroundings, the background, the form and quantity of color, and the viewer’s flexible way of looking. Color is similarly a visceral and even spiritual language that influences my mindset in front of the canvas. The power of color can immediately improve and refine my soul. I use geometric shapes and primary colors upon the surface to illustrate this and show a logical arrangement that can guide the viewer’s eyes across the canvas, which powerfully focuses on the abstract design. The strategic application of dynamic movement in hues, repetition of shapes, and rich textures within the forms offer seeds of conversations in my work. From there, to increase attention and make the viewer perceive larger sizes, geometric structures are amplified with the brilliance and intensity of saturated color. The artists who have inspired these works include the optical artists of the 1950s and 1960s, such as Victor Vasarely, Josef Albers, and Carlos Cruz-Diez.

 

The intensive study of color relationships makes it possible to see the invisible and create new sensations. These works link the boundaries between what we see and what we don’t see through the union of Braille and painting.