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Pseudo Pompous

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Seoul, Korea

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Tyler School of Art (Temple university), 2000, M.Ed.
The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts, 1997, Certfificate of Fine Arts, Painting & Printmaking

abstract, digital, photography, traditional, modern, surrealism, mixed-media, contemporary femal artist, middle class, women, cupcakes, wigs, feminist, contemporary, prints, fine art prints, clayboard, graphite, marriage, motherhood, life cycle, birth, elegies, death, birds, organic, biomorphic, digital composit, blue, Asian American

Pseudo Pompous: def. Pseudo=fake, Pompous=arrogance Sometimes believing in oneself means pushing false bravado over the edge.

     I am an Asian American mother and wife. Statistically I stand within a diverse group of identities. This is important to know when viewing my work as the work is a reflection of my mediations upon these roles and identities and my interactions with American life. I am Pseudo Pompous.  

      As an artist I work in both drawing and digital mediums. My digital work at times is explicit in its political overtones.  As a printmaker I see in layers, thus the digital medium allows me to compose multiple layers like a visual fugue.  For me the beauty in the image is the alchemy of harmony where each image has a voice, but the alternative image created by their intersection creates a greater truth.   This process also reflects the way of harmonious nature and the essential goal of all my work.

      The content of my prints are derived from two creative streams: the Pseudo Pompous work, and my spontaneous micro-drawings or titled in their digital form as, “Virtual Organisms”. The Pseudo Pompous prints utilize three symbols: the Wig, the Tea Cup, and the Cupcake.  Each symbol reflects my struggle with the themes of: feminism, socio-political consciousness, marriage and cultural and material consumption.   The Virtual Organisms find their genesis in my micro drawings, but can be seen as evolutions into biomorphic being.

      My micro drawings are more like raw form organisms.  These drawings are created through spontaneous meditations and make corporeal the crystallization of an experience. Each drawing begins with contemplation perhaps upon motherhood, sexuality, memory, or age and I allow the drawing to build itself through the focus on individual shapes and overlapping patterns.  What is realized at the completion of each drawing is both the minutia of process and the carcass or shelter of an understanding.   

Recent Exhibits

Pseudo Pompous participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2016 Electron Salon International Group Exhibit
LACDA - Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
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