Plastic Buddha

Plastic Buddha

Plastic Buddha is a project that contains my reinterpretation of traditional Buddhist art and teaching. Buddhism is profound and vain. Therefore, there is an infinite possibility.

We have enlightenment in ourselves from birth but forgotten. Good, bad, desire, undesire, shape, transience, compulsion, and idleness are all void. Whether you're oblivious or enlightened, the world is inherently completed.

anuttara-samyak-sambodhi

Heart Sutra Summary, 1:03 Video Footage, 2021

Mara's Three Daughters
Mara's Three Daughters

dye sublimation on shaped aluminum, 2020; 30 x 27 in each.

Mara's Three Daughters_1
Mara's Three Daughters_1

dye sublimation on shaped aluminum, 2020; 30 x 27 in.

Mara's Three Daughters_2
Mara's Three Daughters_2

dye sublimation on shaped aluminum, 2020; 30 x 27 in.

Mara's Three Daughters_3
Mara's Three Daughters_3

dye sublimation on shaped aluminum, 2020; 30 x 27 in.

Mara's Three Daughters, dye sublimation on shaped aluminum, 2020; 30 x 27 in each.

 

Mara said to his daughters, “daughters, together, you shall go under that bodhi tree and entice this Sakyamuni from his enlightenment.” The daughters went on to Bodhi tree and tried to seduce the Bodhisattva with their beauty. The daughters said to Bodhisattva, “the time is Spring, trees and grasses are growing, even humans are happy when they are young. Youth never comes back. It’s absurd to get enlightenment by meditation. Why don’t you play together with us?” Without any wavering, the Bodhisattva reaches out in soft words, “the pleasures of the flesh are accompanied by anguish. I have transcended such anguish long ago, people all over the world do not realize this and are in a passion. I am about to reach absolute freedom in mind. What are you going to do with the dirty shits inside of those skin bags? I am not happy.”

The Appearance of Maitreya, 60 seconds looping video on LED fan and sound output from JBL speaker, 2020; 25x25 in.

Bhaiṣajyaguru 약사여래
Bhaiṣajyaguru 약사여래

acrylic on canvas, 2020; 60 x 48 in.

A-ɦūṃ
A-ɦūṃ

acrylic and oil on canvas, 2020; 72 x 60 in (diptych.)

Hwadu (話頭) 1
Hwadu (話頭) 1

acrylic ink on board, 2019; 12 x 9 in.

Hwadu (話頭) 2
Hwadu (話頭) 2

acrylic ink on board, 2019; 12 x 9 in.

Hwadu 3
Hwadu 3

acrylic ink on board, 2019; 12 x 9 in.

Hwadu 4
Hwadu 4

acrylic ink on board, 2019; 12 x 9 in.

Hwadu 5
Hwadu 5

acrylic ink on board, 2019; 12 x 9 in.

Won-Hyo
Won-Hyo

Mixed media, installation. Size varies.

Won-Hyo (detail)
Won-Hyo (detail)
Won-Hyo (detail)
Won-Hyo (detail)
Won-Hyo (detail)
Won-Hyo (detail)
Won-Hyo (detail)
Won-Hyo (detail)
Won-Hyo (detail)
Won-Hyo (detail)
Won-Hyo (detail)
Won-Hyo (detail)
Won-Hyo (detail)
Won-Hyo (detail)
Won-Hyo (detail)
Won-Hyo (detail)

Won-Hyo, mixed media installation, 2019; size vary.