The Museum of Biblical Art is excited to present our new exhibit, V.O.I.C.E, by local Korean-American artist and Professor of Art in the School of Arts at Brookhaven College, Chong Keun Chu.
Here is a statement from the artist regarding his work:
Exhibit on display May 20 - July 31, 2017
"In the fragmented postmodern cultural society, my art works are based upon the process of personal experience and faith. My mark and shape-making in art are attached to my memory of the past, the action of the present, and the new vision of the future. Therefore, the abstract and symbolic matter of dots, lines and shapes on paper or canvas made with a brush and/or a painting knife reflect the real action of my Korean-American life. Aesthetically, my art works are influenced by Christianity and Korean folk art, plus the fragmentation of postmodern cultural society.
In choosing color, I selected basically yellow, red, blue, plus black and white: yellow means light, air, or grace; red means blood, sin, clean, confession, action, or earthly life; blue means sky, hope, or vision; and black and white symbolized the invisible or visible realm and distance to me. Also, symbolically my symbolic abstraction of dots represent the individual seed as a living thing, the various lines describe the new growth and structure of living life, and the shapes are the presentation of the expansion of our natural and cultural world in Christ."