Korean ceramics have been celebrated for centuries for their sophisticated forms and stunningly beautiful glazes. Tapping into these long-standing traditions, contemporary artistYeesookyung transforms the ceramic as a sculptural medium, while still honoring the potters who have preceded her.
Yeesookyung’s large-scale sculptures feature hallmarks—such as celadon and blue and white glazes, and the unique form of repair using gold and lacquer—but do so in amalgamations of shattered ceramics, pieced together to achieve her unique dimensional effects.
The sculptures take on biomorphic forms, at once whimsical and uncanny. Her works create conversation between the richly diverse legacy of Korean ceramics and modern revolutionaries such as Peter Voulkos, and will be the first time a contemporary Korean artist has been featured at Asia Society Texas Center.