Sindyglory was born in Seoul, Korea in 1979 and began painting in 2020. She majored in visual design at the College of Arts and earned a Master of Science in Design Management and a Master of Arts in Psychological Counseling & Coaching at graduate school.
She works as a psychological designer, therapy artist, and psychological counselor who makes the world and people's minds healthier and more beautiful.
The art she pursues is contemporary art, and an artist who enjoys abstraction and pop art.
Q1. When did you first discover art, or realise you wanted to make it yourself?
I started drawing in kindergarten, I received an award at the National Kindergarten Student Competition. Full-fledged visual art activities began with digital art while majoring in visual design at university.
Through my master's degree in psychological counseling & coaching at graduate school, I opened my eyes to non-visual art at a transcendental level beyond vision and consciousness, and I entered the true art world inside me that can be connected to everyone with my soul.
At the age of 20 to 30, I did digital artworks, and after I was 40, I had a passion to do art that breaks boundaries like pop art or abstract painting, so I started painting in 2020.
The reason why I decided to draw what I met and discovered in the true art world is that I had a deep mental sharing experience with clients while studying "participatory mysteries" during my master's course in psychological counseling, and realized that this unconscious mysterious participation experience was similar to that of the art world.
Therefore, I discovered the possibility that the person who sees my painting indirectly experiences healing through unconscious communication, and that the transfer of emotions could be achieved through the communion experience of the participatory mental world. So I wanted to convey the feelings of happiness and love, which are the themes of my painting, in an unconscious way of Psychological transformation.
Finally, when I became sensitive to psychology and spirituality, I started attempting to truly meet, discover, and capture the unconscious world on canvas.
Q2. How do you get ideas and what practice do you do for unconscious art?
For my practice, First, I experience, feel, see and remember a lot.
I have deep relationships with people, nature, animals and plants, and meet and communicate with spiritual sympathy. Then, I get inspiration, impression and emotion from there, and this becomes an idea
Especially when I was a psychological counselor, the feelings I felt in a state of co-transference with my client become my idea.
Or it is inspired by studying the theories and processes of psychoanalysis.
Based on the 'collective unconscious' theory of analytical psychologist "Carl Gustav Jung," my art thoughts are linked to the ideas of 'Dreaming' and 'Reverie' of modern psychoanalyst "Thomas H. Ogden" and the 'Concept of O' of "Wilfred Bion".
Q3. What is your process like?
My work process is largely divided into two parts, improvisation work and planning work.
Among my collections, the unconscious series is an improvisational work, the happy fairy tale series is a planning work, and the psychotherapy and dreaming Imago series are intermediate steps.
The improvisational work expresses the work by moving the body along the flow line of inspiration and energy spontaneously when inspiration and mental energy are felt.
In order to completely exclude the conscious process and focus on the completely unconscious flow, I draw in a state of dreaming.
It is like a highly meditation state, so it relaxes my body and mind and makes me feel the joy of experiencing the world of the collective unconscious.
In planning work, I think about the feelings or minds I want to draw, and I immerse myself in or recall those feelings. And when I am fully absorbed in that emotion and the unconscious sensibility is filled, I put that emotion on the canvas.
Following the imago in the unconscious mind, the image stored in the consciousness becomes unconscious data, and the imago dismantled and disorganized by the unconscious is read, deciphered, and felt again. And I put the scenes and emotions of the unconscious world on the canvas.
This process is to infuse someone nonverbal with the power of the mind and the energy of life, vitality, vividness, hope and love, happiness and energy of change.
The path to finding a way to communicate and transcend relations through art is my work process.
Q4. What are three words you would use to describe your work?
- Unconscious painting
- Art psychotherapy
- Participation Mystique
Art is an intangible language.
I convey stories, emotions, and hearts that are transferred to mental energy without saying a word. Art heals the mind that cannot be cured with numerous words of consolation and extensive knowledge. Art enables communication that cannot be conveyed in any words and writings. Art can change you and you can be art. Believe in the power of art. Stop all the thoughts in your head and just feel it.
Then the world of something will lead you. I will help you!
Psychological artist for happy & love