My specialty is mechanical engineering, in which I hold a Phd. During my career I worked as a government officer, a researcher for a national research institute, and a general manager for a large organization. I only started oil painting after my retirement in 2011, when I attended an oil painting class at the Institute of Fine Arts and Design Education in Korea. Since then I have painted every day. My first solo exhibition was in Seoul in 2012. Since then my solo exhibitions have been centered on the theme of "Dream of Recombination". My painting is a creative journey to put small recollections from the past into a backpack, get on the wagon of the present, and leave for the future. In my third solo exhibition, the theme was Recombination III with respect to the communion between nature and life.
I believe that the creative journey is through a process of Trans-reality. Creative Trans-realism is a journey wherein the artist uses an endless stream from his conscious and subconscious beyond everyday life, through past life and mental imagery. This endless journey of consciousness is infinitely sustainable and brings artistic freedom and peace.