Name & Concept of Artwork 作品名稱與設計理念
Concept of artwork 設計理念:
'Ceramics' has developed for millennia in a way that reflects the spiritual and material desires of humans, manifest in the ideas and trends of the times, through its color and shape and decorative design. Ceramic is, therefore, the most of representative media. it strongly reveals 'zeitlichkeit(temporality)' and regional characteristics. For me, ceramics is an important object that enables me to express the stream of consciousness and a major media that materializes spirit that can be preserved. Based on traditional technique and material, I mixed imagery of modernity to produce this piece in order to produce an aspect of our times. By directing attention to cultural phenomena of today based on the long history and tradition of the Korean people, this piece repeatedly poses a question about 'today'. It also continues to question and enlighten incessantly while looking at actual issues that face us from both positive and negative points of view.
My works reduce traditional techniques and materials to visual images and pose questions concerning the present through a reflection on current socio-cultural phenomena. The objective of my work is to keep a balance of life, viewing the issues of reality we face from positive and negative perspectives. I intend to document my research in the expressive form of art. As seen in "selected relicts" on exhibit, my work floating somewhere between past and present, reality and imagination might be some significant historical fact in the future.
Director of the Ceramic Research Center in Hongik University