LAURA OH / South Korea
Laura Oh is a founding member of Global Art Project
whose contact with the transient nature of existence does not settle,
can not settle, for conventional conclusions nor convenient readings of the miracle and complexity of our physical existence; the journey called life.
The spirit of her work perhaps might best be read as establishing the ground between our perception of this world and possible others which include meditations on the persistence of breath and the lineage of memory which seeks to hold on to a fabricated narrative fostering connection, security, family, emotion; of being and the necessity to maintain these mythologies toward both understanding and
avoiding the collision of the inevitable knowledge
of the insubstantial nature of these faulty notions.
"The act of making art is the only way of healing myself.
It is the road I've chosen to survive in this world.
Just like everybody else, I am surrounded by fluidity such as death,
time, memory, the void and anxiety. I am not trying to find answers here.
I only want to heal myself in time, and by piling up my life stories,
I want to get close to my genuine self that has been hiding deep inside of me."
BA PAINTING AND DRAWING
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, WHITEWATER, WISCONSIN USA
Lives and works in Seoul, Korea
mixed-media fiber artist