YOON

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YOON
Max Yoon was born in Korea in 1944. Early in life he was infatuated with art. The understanding and cultivating support of his mother enabled him to concentrate solely on painting. In addition, he was extremely engrossed in music. He organized a band and gave many performances. Yoon believed that all arts had something in common, influencing other areas of arts mutually and causing synergy. For this reason, he was able to do two things at the same time, even though troubled by insufficient time. After graduation and due to a demanding schedule, Yoon had to choose between his two passions. He decided upon a career in music and had jazz performances on the stage of the 8th United States Army for 12 years. As a Jazz musician, he played bass guitar for a famous Korean singer, Pattie Kim. Yet nothing could keep him from his primary passion of art. However, he still thinks that his past activities with music have considerable effects on his drawings and his rhythmic brushstrokes. Yoon’s main interest is gardens, reasoning, “A garden is an artificial space which men make to feel nature in their possession. It might sound strange, but I regard artificiality as an action of a human’s searching for long lost natural. This is because the nature around us was deprived of its substance ages ago. Accordingly, I want to contain the following things in my drawing: the green world we long for, the intensive part of wild nature, the peaceful touch of light and the warm world of life by using a garden, even though it is a transformed and artificial type. Indeed, I would like to convey my message which world still has hope and a lot of beautiful things to others”. Yoon was formally educated at the Seo Ka Beol School of Art, presently known as Jung Ang University. His work is valued and widely collected around Europe, Asia, and the United States. Cosmopolitan Fine Arts is proud to represent the works of Max Yoon.
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