"Spiritual Balance in His Garden" by Min Suh Jeong
"Spiritual balance in his garden" by Min Suh Jeong (2013).
Korean contemporary artist, Suh Jeong Min uses timeless geometric structures whilst at the same time attempting to create an distinctive aesthetic that combines cultural references with unusual formal techniques.
Suh Jeong Min's sculptural works are made from a traditional Korean material called hanji, produced using the inner bark of Mulberry trees. The material is made into laminated sheets that are then pressed in order to compact the wood fibers - producing an end product that is extremely strong and durable. Each sheet is then glued and pressed to “return the paper to its original characteristics”. Suh Jeong Min creates rolls of hanjii paper that are cut into the shapes he is looking for and then glued to the frame.
By combining two-dimensional painting with three-dimensional sculpture, Suh merges the figure with the ground and from a form comes an image. This union does not feel forced but natural because the artist remains true to the nature of the material used.
- Medium: Hanji paper on wooden frame
- Dimensions: 150x150cm
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