Jang Chi Gil’s early works were mainly abstract. Continuous contemplation of theme of his work gradually resulted in introspection of himself and return to home. He returned to his home, Tong-Yeong in thirty years. The artist explores his identity, examining landscape of hometown and understanding Korean folklore and shamanism at large. His research reveals commonality shared by Korean conventional ideology and counterparts of other culture.
His oeuvre transcends the regional boundary of the hometown and Korea develops into understanding nature’s law, universal principle and cycle of life. His search began in seeking his identity but reaches outwards universally to general viewers from various nation, race, and culture.