Congratulations to Sydney Printmakers members Seong Cho, Nathalie Hartog Gautier and Anne Starling, who are finalists in this years Fremantle Print Awards.
Seong Cho Windy Hill
This work is entitled, ‘Windy Hill’ and is a woodblock print. It is an abstract expression of the movement of wind through the air and natural landscape. I produced this work during my time at the Art Print Residence in Spain in March 2020, while I was in isolation at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe.
I was inspired to create this work by the strong spring winds as they moved through the grass and over the hills of Catalonia. The abstract shapes and lines in this work are also a metaphorical representation of life’s journey, where we are often swept up in events, ideas and experiences that are beyond our control, as if we are a leaf being blown along by the wind. Sometimes the metaphorical winds of life may take us to beautiful places, sometimes to dark crevasses or perhaps beyond the clouds, but the unexpected journey is what makes life worthwhile.
image: Australian Rhapsody, Seong Cho.
I am a Korean born Printmaker. My printmaking practice is mostly woodblock print, and calligraphic styles to represent my Asian heritage and the abstract expression to reflect contemporary influences. My work represents the human experience of seeking harmony and unity, exploring our connection with nature and the natural world, as well as exploring elements of human nature and interpersonal relationships.
I have had a number of group and duo shows and my two solo exhibitions (2016 & 2018) – the titles of the solo exhibitions were ‘Trails’ and ‘Moment seized me, I seized the moment’. My work has been recognised domestically and internationally.
Seong has been represented in the Fremantle Print Award each year for the last three years, and has been a Finalist in the Burnie Print Prize and Inkfest, Cairns.
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