Braid Patterns

  

So Yoo Lym started this series of hair and braid pattern paintings in the summer of 2008.  These acrylic on paper images are based on photos he took of students and strangers he came across in Patterson, New Jersey where he had worked for the past 9 years.
So Yoo Lym was born is Seoul, Korea, but lived in Kenya and Uganda for the first 7 years of his life.  Since then he has lived in various parts of New Jersey.  At age 15, he started studying with Korean exiled painter, Ung No Lee in Normandy, France.  There he discovered in that summer how art was inextricably tied to nature and his life.