Quality is the first norm for art, but its final norm is love and truth, the enriching of human life, the deepening of our vision.


Hong, Purume - by Koang-Sik Chon

Light of Healing - World of paintings of Purume Hong 

by Prof. Koang-Sik Chon 

When I met Purume Hong ten years ago, there was a small river of salvation flowing in her paintings. When I saw her works five years ago, I saw in them strong waterfalls of grace. Now, as I stand in front of her masterpieces, I witness the extensive ocean of healing. She began with a brooklet flowing down from deep in the mountains, passed by a waterfall and a meandering river, and now reached the extensive ocean. Why did I forget about her? Her overwhelming world of paintings has left me no choice but to use new rhetorics in the history of art. 

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