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ALPHABETS (1997-1999)

The nine paintings are engaged with a linear translation of each primary form: the horizontal / vertical, diagonal and curve, which represent three beginnings of a visual language. This series is called “Alphabets” in accordance to the impression, with which one may be left comparing a likeness of three primary lines, in combination, and a letters from alphabet. The possibility of combinations is numerous, but the selection was made intuitively and playfully, and may elicit an infinite array of visual dramas. These combinations are not simply intellectual exercises. They are meant to be calligraphic and poetic. The ground rules of putting these alphabets together are that the characters cannot touch. Each set of six has a larger shape in the background fixing these arrangements forever as insects in amber.