Jaewon An


I paint my inner landscape. My paintings are visual representations of human emotions and the unconscious mind, rather than real images. I think my work is similar to dreams in that it uses unknown meanings and symbols, the story starts abruptly, and there is no logical flow.

I often like to put 'unknown elements' in my paintings because it draws attention to and question what we don't know, rather than what we do know. 

This creates an opportunity for viewers to explore their own inner worlds and contemplate the meaning behind the artwork. The landscapes I create are often strange, mysterious, and even unsettling, but they are open to interpretation, inviting viewers to create their own narratives and meanings.

For me, art is a medium to elicit a dialogue that allows viewers to explore the unconscious and enigmatic aspects of the human psyche. What I hope is to create a space where viewers can discover new stories and meanings every time they view my paintings, encouraging them to look inward and reflect on their own experiences and emotions.

Jaewon An