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Introduction to Trans-Art






Trans Art is art that transcends the conventional form of art in order to express and experience the formless ‘essence of Art’ which shares one and the same nature with our ‘true essence beyond form’.













In Part 1: Optical Awakening, the artist expresses the dynamic process of the transformation in creation of art with multi-dimensional perspectives that he acquired from his spiritual experience of the enlightening and awakening process.


In Trans-art part 1, ‘Optical Awakening series’ shows the consecutive stages of the ‘Enlightenment and Awakening’ process; the series consist of ‘Awakening Dimensions’, ‘Initiation of Awakening’, ‘Awakening True-nature’, ‘Flash of Enlightening’, ‘Trans-perceiving Ego’, ‘Dark-side of Ego’, ‘Trans-Quantum physics of mind’, ‘Trans-perceiving mental synapse’, ‘Self-Liberation’, ‘Breaking Free’, ‘Quest for Immortality’, and ‘Trans-Perception’.







An indirect experience of Spiritual Transcendence by 'Visualizing Enlightenment and Awakening process' into Art






Trans-Art can also be considered as the elaboration of the art of Enlightenment and Awakening: the expression of the Transcendental Philosophy of Hanol (which laid the spiritual foundation for Korea, first initiated by the enlightened being who established the old Korean Empire 5000 years ago) in the form of art, introduced by the artist Sewon Shin, whose father previously had re-established that Transcendental Philosophy in religious form.



Dangun, the Founding Father of Korea, initiated the Principles of Hanol Spirit (the sacred teachings on Enlightenment and Awakening), introducing a possibility of spiritual transcendence to its people: the evolution of human consciousness from the ‘Ego-state’ to the ‘Transcendental(Awakened)-state’.



After 5000 years of national preservation of the Hanol Spirit, the sacred teachings of the transcendental philosophy were consolidated into a religious foundation by another awakened being, Shin Jeong Yil , the founder of Hanol religion. However, the founder passed away in 1999 after he had completed the compilation of the Hanol Principle, in 1998.



Following his sudden passing, the founder’s finalized teachings of the 'Hanol Principle' were passed down to the legal descendent - the founder’s son, who inevitably took on the responsibility of leadership in an emergency, right after graduating from Oxford University. He was a former artist, well known as a genius young painter, before giving up his art and majoring in politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford.



During his leadership, he expressed the essence of the transcendental philosophy of the Hanol Principle in the form of spiritual art: the so-called art of Enlightenment and Awakening.



The Hanol Spiritual Committee decided to postpone the official publication of ‘the founder’s finalized compilation of the Hanol Principle' and leave its formal acknowledgement undisclosed to the public until the proper moment (the critical threshold in the era of intellectual singularity) is reached. Until then, the revolutionary insights of the undisclosed principles can be experienced only in a glimpse, through the reflection in the metaphors of Sewon's Art.



The artist expresses the quintessence of transcendental philosophy in his art based on his own enlightening and awakening experience, by using the multi-dimensional expression method that he acquired from the spiritual experience.



His artworks are powerful and spiritually empowering since his inspirational energy from the transcendental state of consciousness is directly reflected in them.


After Sewon restructured the foundation, he resigned from all of his duties and returned to his art, introducing Trans-Art.


Trans-Art can be considered as the re-establishment of the ‘Art of Enlightenment and Awakening’ in a pure art form.


Trans-Art completely separates itself from religion, ideology, or any aspects other than art.


Trans-Art contains no beliefs or ideologies.


No norms or imperatives.


No ought or should.


The picture and the title is all there is.


Trans-Art will take any form to express its inspirations.


Nevertheless, the inspirations are not the expression of the artist's opinion or thinking.


What is in the picture came from far beyond the artist's thinking mind: It came from the origin.


What is equivalently important is how you perceive the art: the trans-perception.


Only by transcending the workings of your constructed mind, will you transcend what is in the form of art and perceive the indwelling quintessence: the Origin.


You will join the artist in the realm of the ‘trans-formational state of consciousness'.











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