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About "Talismans"
According to the artist, these painted wooden boards represent the talismans or lucky charms

that were displayed in people’s homes in ancient times, perhaps even until the Middle Ages.
They typically depict portraits of royalty, religious icons, legendary tales, zodiacs, parables etc.

In the artist's words;

“I could be a recorder, I could be an archaeologist. 
My act of painting often resembles

carefully dusting off the ancient relics, 

pieces of wooden board this time,

on which the figures and motifs unfold themselves. 
If the relic is believed to be very old,

I would sand off the edges of the board,

or I could bury it in soil for some time. 
The written words in my art have

never been deciphered, even by me.