Synthesizing expressive painterly gestures and hard edged linear sections of colour, Mira Song’s work abstracts the psychological exchange between interiors and exteriors and the natural and the constructed. Reflecting architectural spaces in two dimensions, she refracts their textures, colours and dimensions through personal memories and imagination, creating tableaus that convey the particular and universal through harmonious design.
Based in Seoul and Vancouver, Song’s bright and clean aesthetic channel a global contemporary imaginary with destabilizing dreamlike undertones. The imagery may reference a specific location but is de-contextualized and made omnipresent through her internalization. Song collapses the difference between the outerscape and the innerscape, suggesting that our external reality is created by our perceptive faculties and internal thought process. In this way, her art objects literally and figuratively furnish the lives and minds of those who step into their strangely beautiful worlds.