acrylic on canvas, 29 x 36 inch
Korean Taegeuk design, anciently originated from Chinese Taiji, is a symbol of endless circulation, and its red and blue colors mean the energy and confrontation of fire and water. In the 19th century, it was adopted in designing Korean national flag, but in the Cold War period anticommunist ideas were so strongly indoctrinated that it is ridiculously taught the red color on Taegeuk is communist North Korea, and the blue, South Korea. Some right-wing protesters still use the connotation in their protests and their poor language and arbitrary use of colors are confusing passersby. In the painting, two colors are overlapped in sinuous lines to visualize the feeling of sickness and confusion.