THE POWER OF THE PRESENT

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“Art is a placid lake in the busy city life,” says New York-based artist, Bo Mi Jo. “In this enthusiastic city getting more done in less time is the order of the day. It sweeps us along by the crowd of doings, thoughts, and feelings, and takes away the mindful connection with the present moment.”

Bo translates the fleeting moments of a fast-paced life into still spheres on a tranquil surface that create a peaceful and calm clarity, bringing a modern sensibility and elegance to the canvas. She says, “When we focus on the present moment and gather ourselves floating into one, the flow of a swift current disappears. There only remain objects in still -- objects of things, objects of beings, objects of thoughts, or objects of feelings. Once things, beings, thoughts, and feelings separated from us become objects, we can let ourselves mindfully observe the relationship between these objects and peacefully coexist in the same space with them.”

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 Mimosa Saturday (2017)  Acrylic on canvas / 36 in. x 60 in.

Mimosa Saturday (2017)

Acrylic on canvas / 36 in. x 60 in.

 Spring Cold Snap (2017)  Acrylic on canvas / 36 in. x 60 in.

Spring Cold Snap (2017)

Acrylic on canvas / 36 in. x 60 in.

 Holiday Flow (2017)  Acrylic on canvas / 36 in. x 60 in.

Holiday Flow (2017)

Acrylic on canvas / 36 in. x 60 in.

 Clearwater Beach (2018)  Acrylic on canvas / 36 in. x 60 in.

Clearwater Beach (2018)

Acrylic on canvas / 36 in. x 60 in.

 Rainy New York (2016)  Acrylic on canvas / 36 in. x 60 in.

Rainy New York (2016)

Acrylic on canvas / 36 in. x 60 in.

 Blueberry Yogurt (2016)  Acrylic on canvas / 36 in. x 60 in.

Blueberry Yogurt (2016)

Acrylic on canvas / 36 in. x 60 in.

 Light Up Wishes (2018  Acrylic on canvas / 36 in. x 60 in.)

Light Up Wishes (2018

Acrylic on canvas / 36 in. x 60 in.)

 In The Afternoon (2016)  Acrylic on canvas / 36 in. x 60 in.

In The Afternoon (2016)

Acrylic on canvas / 36 in. x 60 in.

 Romantic Monday (2017)  Acrylic on canvas / 36 in. x 60 in.

Romantic Monday (2017)

Acrylic on canvas / 36 in. x 60 in.

 The First Note of April (2017)  Acrylic on canvas / 36 in. x 60 in.

The First Note of April (2017)

Acrylic on canvas / 36 in. x 60 in.

 Moonrise (2016)  Acrylic on canvas / 36 in. x 60 in.

Moonrise (2016)

Acrylic on canvas / 36 in. x 60 in.