Monday, 8 October 2012

Yeesookyung Sculptures






In Korea ‘Bibimbap’ is the name of a dish, it means ‘mixed meal’. In art, Korean American video artist Nam June Paik gave the same name to his process of making: to mix to create new.
Yeesookyung puts together the pieces of vases deemed failures by perfectionist ceramic master Park Young-Sook in a series called Translated Vases.  In mending the wounds of smashed ceramics, Yeesookyung does not disguise the cracks but highlights them in shimmering gild. The reformed ceramic works represent a beauty acquired through overcoming suffering. Yeesookyung acknowledges a beauty that comes only with maturing.


Image courtesy the artist and GALLERY HYUNDAI, Seoul


Park Young-Sook’s twelve moon jars symbolize twelve months of the year and the endless cycle and repetition of nature. Each jar, with individual effeminate curves, stands facing Yeesookyung’s matriarchal Translated Vase; like the young looking to the old, their surfaces smooth and perfect like new skin.  In the making of countless moon jars, Park Young-Sook has seen many explode and break apart, and considers this process not dissimilar to the way harsh conditions breakdown and bring together the collective spirits of humankind. 


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Yeesookyung, Translated Vase, 2010, Ceramic trash, epoxy, 24k gold leaf, (image courtesy of Saatchi Online)





Translated Vase 
 
Translated Vase 

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