Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art
The form of my thesis is one of interruptions, or “Ruptures,” as I call them. These are events of my personal history, or stories from the lives of artists, that intervene against my narrative through graphic and language devices meant to be understood as equivalent to the material affects in my painting. Important artists and movements mentioned are Gerhard Richter, Franz Kline, Helen Frankenhauler, Lee Ufan, Doho Suh, and Abstract Expressionism. Writers and philosophers Maurice Merlou-Ponty, Gaston Bachelard, Joan Banach, Sigmund Freud, John Gage, Brian Massumi, Allen Weiss, Clement Greenburg, Shin-Chulgyu, and Yoon-Dongju are also discussed. The idea discussed include phenomenology, marks, ruptured spaces, learning process of language, and crossing cultures.
Program Director's Department
Graduate School of Art
Ahn, Meelee, "Phenomenal Marks, Ruptured Spaces, Relearning Language, Crossing Cultures" (2017). Graduate School of Art Theses. ETD 71.
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