Yoo Sun tai is a lyrical surrealist artist who utilizes elements of Eastern painting. He reinterprets everyday subjects based on impressive moments in life. Various objects, landscapes, and people riding bicycles - which are important sources of inspiration and imagination for the artist - allow viewers to freely roam the two-dimensional world. These objects, which symbolize values such as everyday life, moments, and the passage of time, reveal the artist's perspective on life and his own ego in a metaphorical way.
By transcending the dimensions of painting and sculpture and exploring their boundaries, Yoo's unique world of art reveals a shift in consciousness about the existence of objects and simultaneously exposes the essence of transient moments and objects. Through this exhibition, we hope you will enjoy the fantastic landscapes the artist has created, breaking away from the inertia of everyday life.
Yoo Suntai composes surreal picture-planes using familiar objects of daily life. The technique known as "dépaysement" is often used in his paintings: estrangement of the viewer by painting or arranging ordinary objects quite differently from their original use.
Yoo makes sure that this dichotomous concept does not result in a confrontation in his paintings, but circulates to become unified as one. The image that aptly demonstrates this is the person riding the bike who appears in every one of his works. This image symbolizes the artist himself, who freely traverses the two-dimensional plane and three-dimensional space. It is a self-portrait as well as a mediator who fuses the picture-planes. The artist, who says one word is not enough to define each object, gives them various meanings through his works, as he embodies dreamlike fantasy worlds through pictures.