1/29/2007

artist's statement















After the globalization, the world is getting very closer and sharing much of it. As the result, having network with people in the world is essential and unavoidable. Then, how I can access to the people and build up the network? It will be the key issue and I think the answer is 'proper communication'. And communication is not only open our mouth, but also open our hearts.

Since 2002, I have been planning design exhibitions and seminars, meeting designers from all over the world. My challenge was to be their friends intead of remaing their business partners. As it has been proved through my personal experience, good communication brings good result of the project.

Design is also communication. Designers will communicate with people through their design, e. g. Mr. Alvar Aalto tried to comfort and rest to people through his work. People still appreciate his work not because he had performed well, but he had good intention of design.

Real success is finding my lifework in the work that I love. To find something I can enjoy is far better than finding something I can possess. I believe I have been succesful so far and I would like to continue it in the future. Right now, what is the most important thing for me is definitely my family.

1 comment:

Ryu -Ryuhei Minami said...

Hi, JinWoo.
I just wanna say hello to you on the Net! I set my blog up, so if you have time please check it. And I also made a link to your page. (Was it OK??) Speaking of your statement, as a whole I agree with your opinion. I see your lifelong theme is " 'Creating' Network," so I have to say you are also an artist, even though you said you were not... (because you try to 'create' !!) I think it is one of the most difficult artworks to make, and everyone can not always achieve.

Anyway, I know it's so late... have a nice dream^^/

Oyasumi~~
(Good Night)