Om Mee Ai, is a contemporary Korean artist whose works are part of the post-modernism era. She lives in Singapore, Korea and Italy.
Om Mee Ai obtained her Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) with distinction from Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore in 2002. She continued her study at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University and obtained Bachelor of Fine Art with High Distinction in 2003. Later in 2006, she continued study at the Open University in UK and obtained her Master of Fine Art (Painting) in 2006.
Om Mee Ai has participated in many exhibitions since 2002, both as a solo artist and in group shows in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Thailand and Italy.
She has also won several awards such as the Best UOB Painting of 2014 in the Established Artist Category. She was the winner of the Abstract Category of the UOB Painting of the Year in 2003, 2006 and 2007. She was also finalist for the 2011 Sovereign Asian Art Prize Singapore at Sovereign Art Foundation in Hong Kong.
Art is a reflection of an internal reality and should intrigue and hopefully uplift the spirit, emotions, and mind. I try to achieve it through the medium of the abstract painting that displays the mixture of multiplied grids and translucent layers of colours. I utilise a technique of complex and meticulous processes of repetitive "taping, layering, and wiping" to assemble colours, texture, and improvised visual.
The purpose is to engage the viewer subjectivity and encourage his or her individual interaction along with the format of the work and the surroundings.
I believe that the way we perceive the artwork depends on the interaction between our inner experiences and the external physical factors like light, reflection, and time etc. Artwork becomes meaningful only when one encounters emotional contact with it.
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