SURREA(b.1982), who collects senses and focuses on space combines Korean color and German philosophy within her works. German is a language that shows her identity because she stayed there for a long time taking Meister course, one of the highest degree in fine art. In her works, some letters are written in mirror mode. And these are based on the idea that the canvas is a screen which link inside and outside of the space between canvas. Moreover, some intaglio motifs which seems relieved due to illusion is also the key factors of Surrea work. Her works are also elaborately composed with several layers. After painting the background, cutting, attaching and framing the painted canvas pieces, she completes her own painting style.
Surrea keeps on collecting her own senses and shares energy to us. As we can see in her name ‘Surrea’, which comes from Surrealism, She tries to embody her surreal and imaginary image on canvas. Especially, she focused on the answer to the question, “Who am I, as an artist?” at the point of coming back to Korea after living in Germany for 13 years. Surrea defines herself as ‘a person who opens & composes space’. In her works, we can find out various secretive codes, such as an inclined yellow Moon Jar, intaglioed pine cone, Mr. patience (an imaginary character that Surrea made) who looks like both oriental and western, and open arm posture, etc. These all detailed elements let us find a new composition and story beyond reality. Klamp gallery hopes visitors to experience Surrea’s imaginary world with her unique matière. Furthermore, We wishes visitors to find everysingle own ‘potential world within us’.