Max Yoon was born in Kae Sung, South Korea in 1944. Incorporating a series of palette knives, each individual stroke, each individual stroke of Yoon’s technique is made with deliberate passion. A ffinished piece is composed primarily in texture allowing the viewer to to feel the layout with their eyes. Yoon’s color pallet possess a limitless full dark to light range creating tremendous contrast. Subtly hinted blues reduce the shock of reds and greens. Deep dark purples create shadows and ghostly yellows and translucent white highlight the greens of the grassy hollows.
Yoon comments that it has long been a human obsession to posses nature’s wild touch by forcing out will on God’s canvas. Even though some of his subjects are not real places, Yoon attempts to convey a message of enduring hope and beauty of our natural world through his work.