We had the good fortune of connecting with Byeongdoo Moon and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Byeongdoo, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
While I haven’t started an actual business yet, I have started a new life by moving to the US. The business of starting afresh in a new country is no easy task. But, as an artist, it has certainly opened up new avenues of inquiries for me. When expressing a meaning or image in a work, most artists have questions about themselves and their world. It is the question of existence.
But how can we get to its answer?
If you are too familiar with the things around you, there is no way to confirm the appearance of the whole. So, I have gotten into the habit of trying to be unfamiliar with everything I know.
Whether it’s the past or the future, I try to live beyond the concept of time. I can get anxious with such imaginations. However, the advantage of life as an artist lies in the lonely freedom enjoyed by those who exile themselves.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
First, I’ll share that I always enjoyed drawing out of curiosity ever since I was young. When I was in high school, an art teacher, who was also a sculptor, saw my paintings and recommended me to join the art club. That was the beginning of my art activities, and I haven’t changed course since then.
My form of work goes back and forth between what I see and what you see. Linear objects convey meaning by vibrating at the boundary between sight and memory. That’s a different aspect of the existential question of modern people living today. Essentially, life is a lonely existence.
It takes a lot of time and effort for a new artistic object to be communicated in language to the public. Basically, the public already knows the language of the and is ready to communicate. The public wants to empathize and be moved. But it’s because I’m locked in by the other side of my life. I have to unlock a language that is locked in a habit of life.
I feel it is an honor to be an artist. Peeling off the skin of everyday life that is as old as it is makes an artist become an artist. Art language is the key to emotion. A writer is a person who creates language. When motivation is established and communicated, mankind sympathizes and forms solidarity.
I want to connect the stories I have experienced and find a way for people and people, life and life to understand each other, coexist peacefully, and harmonize.
I know. Life is too short and the world changes.
I know. The fact that the human lifespan is limited, and that the world is full of wonders.
Therefore, I always try and work to inform and share them.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Reaching the top of Pikes Peak is on the top of the list of things to do. Munching down on donuts and coffee at the top of the mountain is highly recommended. The warm donuts that I had after coming to my senses from the lack of oxygen at the top were really delicious!
When I travel, I always stop by art museums in the area. You can experience special memories. A tour of street art in Colorado Springs is also a highlight. If the time is right, I watch pre-program performances and exhibition culture on Fridays at the beginning of the month, and of course, with local Colorado beer.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My wife and children have always supported me. I am always grateful to them.