Dragons

“With objects which have an Eastern philosophy, I created a new genre which shows the humor of Asians, as well as joys and sorrows through my pieces. I show Eastern philosophies through Western painting techniques.” – Kim Il Tae Dragon is a symbol of honorable nobility, supremacy, and auspiciousness in the traditional Chinese culture. In…

Roses

“I drew a lot of roses; I drew roses to express love. In our social conditions, it is now a reality for many to accept and throw aside love all too easily. I portray roses in my art pieces so that young people can think about love, self-examine themselves and gain knowledge about loving others,…

Mother’s Love

“The warmest and most moving love that makes us burst into tears would be the love from our mothers, who gave us birth. Therefore, I created many pieces of our devoted mothers with boundless love.” – Kim Il Tae Artist’s mother was his biggest inspiration and greatest strength of support throughout hisartist career. Even when…

Golden Pigs

Chinese folklore has referred to wealth as a year of gold and silver, and in a similar sounding tone – the golden pig year. The golden pig in traditional Chinese culture is very auspicious as it symbolizes wealth, prosperity, fertility, abundance, and harmonious family life. All events in life will be smooth sailing with numerous…

Sunflower

Sunflowers are the happiest of flowers that always mirror the sun, the source of life. They are bright, cheery, and exudes a warm and inviting appearance. Sunflowers originated in the Americas in 1,000 B.C., and were cultivated as a valuable food source for centuries. As the European started exploration of the New World, so did…

Pumpkin

Pumpkins are one of the oldest domesticated plants, having been around since 7,500 to 5,000 B.C. It is native to North America and is culturally a symbol of abundance associated to Thanksgiving feast. Usually bright orange in colour, pumpkins are akin to natural wealth of the earth, believed to have absorbed energy from the ground…

Koi Fish

Koi fish has always been associated with good fortune and luck. It is known for swimming against the current and overcoming great obstacles, favoured as having courage and perseverance. Its color and beauty is also exquisite and widely admired, making it highly valuable and a prized possession. Koi can grow to be very large and…

Sacred Faith

Faith provides comfort to all life. As a philosophical category, religion brings the pursuit of purpose and meaning for life. It represents the person’s ultimate desire. It gives people the sacred goal and guidance of re action, transcendence, shapen, improves and realize themselves, thus providing the foundation for emotions, intentions, aspirations, and actions for a…