After been shown a magic trick by one of his friends, Neo taught himself some other simple tricks he found on the Internet. He also learned that there were actual magic shops out there, he started visiting them to buy some magic props, books and DVDs. He began practising and studying them day and night.
Eventually, he realised that just practising and studying himself was not enough to be able to perform in front of people with confidence. It would have been good enough to impress some of his friends, but not strangers to the general public. So after he graduated high school, he decided to become a disciple of the most famous female magician at that time, Eun Young Oh in South Korea. Her magic company was full of professional magicians with great skills, knowledge and showmanship. By those magicians, he was corrected and guided as a magician. After two months in the company, he started to seriously consider becoming a professional magician for the rest of his life.
There were two main reasons he felt this could be his life-long passion and career. The first reason was that he kept losing track of time when it came to magic, during practising and when he was performing. Also, he knew that he never regret doing magic. When he was a kid, his father would tell him to become a man that does whatever he loves doing. He didn’t realize the meaning of this until he started the magic. At least, he knew that he wouldn’t ever regret dedicating his life to magic. The second reason was that magic was the perfect subject for him in terms of human behaviour. He has always been very fascinated by human behaviour. He would continuously ask himself why people would behave in a certain way in certain situations? Why would people react this way? What triggers particular behaviour, or reactions? The more he studied magic, the more he realised that magic was a unique art form that allows him to study and analyze human behaviour. By using this information he had gathered about behaviour and human intuition he was able to get a few steps ahead of others. For him, magic was something that provided endless intrigue.
During his time in Eun Young Oh’s magic company, he soon became her personal assistant, travelling beside her all over the world. While alongside Eun Young Oh he developed many skills like, directing, theatre knowledge and the ability to understand the importance of the things that happen backstage. Later on, he became co-director as well as a backstage master of our magic concert touring all over Korea. This was because he realised that studying magic tricks individually isn’t enough to become a great magician.
After mastering all of these skills and gaining plenty of knowledge, he was given chance to perform illusion shows in Dallas. he also performed some magic tricks on various TV programs in Korea such as MBC, SBS, EBS, etc. he performed an hour and a half magic show and an act for the stage gala show in Asia’s biggest magic festival; ‘Busan International Magic Festival 2006’.
Since leaving Korea, he has been living in Australia, and have travelled over various inner states as well as other countries including the U.S., Dubai, Papua, New Guinea, etc., to perform and study magic.