From the self-portrait of Soohyang, we can see how proficient she is in figure painting.
Soohyang suffered from a major car accident in 1989 on the way to collect her artwork from Wyong Festival Art Exhibition. She spent her 1990s dealing with crippling after-effects of the accident, working hard on her ideological landscape paintings on religious topics and organising two Solo Exhibitions. Her religious artworks show her immensely high drawing and painting skills.
Soohyang said, ‘I have tried to express the light of Creator’s Love over the eternity as if the moss, from the fresh green, becomes dark and deep green creating the world with the providence of love.’
Beside painting, organising solo exhibitions, receiving numerous prestigious awards, Soohyang also took an active role in teaching fine art to students and promote Korean culture. Her contributions is tremendous. Her paintings are considered as national treasure. Her 64 years of Art Life (1953 – 2017) is indeed an inspiration to us in the multicultural Australia.
Lee, Seong-June (2017), Soohyang’s Artwork, Hexagon