Korean born painter Miho Chung has been living in the Greater Philadelphia area for over 20 years. Since coming to the United States, both her life and her art are a reflection of two intermingling cultures. Although Chung continues to paint figuratively at times, her paintings are primarily abstract.
In this particular series, Chung has collaged overlapping layers of torn rice paper to build a rectangular ground on which to paint. Tearing and painting intuitively, Chung responds to the tactile surface of the paper. She often reworks areas many times until the resultant composition, colors, and textures are seemingly unified.