The exhibition initiated by a letter from “Art Space + the necessities of life” where my work had exhibited. The letter asked after me and requested artwork as artworks.
이 전시는 예전에 전시를 했던 예술공간+의식주에서 보내온 편지에서 시작되었다. 편지의 내용은 나의 안부를 묻는 것이었고 작품으로 답장을 요청했다.
Thank you for the letter. I and my daughter are OK now. It’s been a year we have met. I remember I prepared the exhibition busily since I was just became a father.
As an artist, being a father is tough indeed. 21 months and I barely get used to it but it was really hard time. The hardest part is co-existing artwork and childcare. As you know, even someone who has a stable job handles it hardly in this Korean society. You can imagine that being a father for an artist is like rising two suns in the sky. That maybe why people give up being parents.
In fact, being parent is truly happy. When I see her smiling face exact same way as mine, it fulfills me more than any work I have done. I am anxious, on the other hand, when I think about my career. Making money for nurturing, I feels like I washed up by the tide. I realized happy and unhappy can be co-existed.
In this tight time physically and temporally, I am trying to continue my work doing some drawing with tablet PC on the subway. I send some work with the reply.
Thank you for remembering me. I look forward to seeing you.