“My paintings are a reflection of my life around me as I see and hear it. Stories are collected in my head of simple smiles, [and] kindness, tragedy to everyday mundane, simple reality, and turned … into a poetry of colors on canvas. I love the intense colors and textures achieved from the experience. The complexity is real, but visually, it’s simple. The strength and serenity of my work is real but subliminal. I want the painting to speak to the audience as if on stage and delivering a message to empower and shape us. So, my painting begins with a silence in my head, an empty room, blank canvas, and magic happens,” says Soo K. Chang.