Where is the essence of a picture?
This is a question that I have been asking myself for the past few years, as opportunities to view pictures on digital device displays through social networking sites have become overwhelmingly common. Does it exist only in the actual so-called “real thing” of the work? What is the difference between an image displayed on a display and a “picture”?
“PICTURE” is an attempt to capture the moment when the paint is still raw as liquid before it is fixed on the support with a photograph, and to present the printed image as a “painting. This act also asks the question posed at the beginning of this article through the process of photographing, printing, and exhibiting. If the “essence” of a picture is that which is painted onto a support by medium, “PICTURE” liberates the “essence” from that.