Saehyun Paik

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IPSPN0012NA Acrylic 24*24 © Saehyun Paik
IPSPN0010NA © Saehyun Paik
IPSPN0009NA © Saehyun Paik
IPTMX0006 © Saehyun Paik
abstract 10, 08.01.2011 Watercolor
IPSPN0017, 2017 JUN Acrylic 36*36*1.5 © Saehyun Paik
Quick Facts
South Korea
Lives in
New York
Works in
New York
mixed-media, modern, exhibition/performance

Saehyun Paik
Based New York City
Fine Art | Painting | Abstract | Minimalism | Color Field | Hard-edge Painting | Post-painterly Abstraction


Artist Statement

 A lifelong city dweller, I have always longed for a night sky lit by constellations.
 I’m searching for all that the modern human experience lacks.

 I’m currently interested in mixed media, two-dimensional work and art installation.
Having formed my communication style as an only child, I’ve always been curious about interaction between people.
 I had some difficulty adapting to social situations in my early years so I learned to create dialogues and rapports through art material themselves.
 At this time, I’m exploring these ‘conversations’ by blending two or more media in each of my processes.
(Sep 30, 2012. by, Saehyun Paik.)


 I was reading some books and lay down on my bed, lost in a daydream. I began thinking about how the human lifespan is only 100 years. There is an inestimable number of great books in the world. There’s no way that I’ll be able to read all can live for a really long time. although a turtle has a very limited memory. So, might that be the secret to their longevity? The live from moment to moment depending on instinct.
 Also, trees have no memory. Is it possible, though? Are trees incapable of thought? It can’t be. Still, trees don’t have brains. The longest a tree can live is 6000 years. Probably, they have a ‘soul’. Even cats live with humans for one year. They can understand communication and sense body language, reading to eye contact, Is channeling moisture in it’s trunk all it can do? Is it destined to stand immobile for an endless moment of silence? I think that trees want to commit suicide. If they have souls, their lives would seem really cursed and boring. If I were a Baobab tree living for 6000 years, I wouldn’t want to live anymor. I would say “Please kill me! Cut me down.” Screaming in a forest.

(Sep 21, 2012. 11:52am on my bed. by, Saehyun Paik.)



Published Illustration book on iBooks


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