Haeley Kyong

At the Outset (2015)
acrylic on panel
27 x 36 in.

My paintings are inspired by a lifelong passion for color and form. Many of my works are expressed in simple geometric shapes and vibrant colors. My compositions often eliminate extraneous information, drawing attention to the core essence and the primal emotion that is hidden under the surface. I am also fascinated by the illusion of a three-dimensional space that a two-dimensional work creates. I find myself constantly observing my surroundings – the people and the spaces they inhabit – looking for what draws the eye, and I have a visceral longing to express my discoveries through shape and color.
As an artist, I feel a deep need to interpret the world through my craft, to make it not simply real, but more than real. Art is my prism – making strange and sublime distortions – through which I re-create and re-envision the world.