Ooe first introduced himself to the world with his self-portrait paintings and drawings. In 2007, he began to create sculptures of school boys wearing gym uniform.
Aimed to connect present and past feelings, his works are deliberately stripped of any unnecessary information so that their simplicity may allow the audience to appreciate them without preconceptions. Thus, the subject of the work changes along with the audience. Ooe explains, “In my creation process, I always... think of the relationship between myself, my works and audience… However, I don’t want to convey my concept directly. I hope the audience thinks and understands [it].... freely through the communication with my works.”