Haeley Kyong


Lineage; acrylic on board; 16×22 inches


My paintings are inspired by a lifelong passion for color and form. I have always been attracted to simple geometric shapes, and the essence of my work is the language of dimensional reduction. I simplify my compositions through the elimination of extraneous information, drawing attention to the core essence and the primal emotion under the surface. I am also fascinated by the illusion of a three-dimensional space that a two-dimensional work creates. I find myself constantly observing my surroundings – the people and the spaces they inhabit – looking for what draws the eye, and I have a visceral longing to express my discoveries through shape and color. Art is my prism – making strange and sublime distortions – through which I re-create and re-envision the world.


A2 + B2 C2; oil on canvas; 22×20 inches