Core Connection: Korean Ceramics
SooJong Ree, Jung Do Lee, Inchin Lee, KangHyo Lee, SungJae Choi, Sunkoo Yuh
October 17 - November 7, 2015
The work of an artist reflects his or her life. The temperament of a person is influenced by one’s by the natural environment. When traveling around the country, mountains are like screen folds enabling one to marvel and be awe-struck by the essence of nature. The everlasting theme in my work is based on mountains, fields and sky. Everything that exists has its own reason and beauty. Making something with clay with the hands and then painting white over the surface is an expression of my dream. It is I that is alive this minute. Finding life’s meaning is too vast and confusing. It is a struggle and confliction to find the inner self. Life is not that exceptional nor does it contain a great meaning. Yet the mere existence itself is precious and beautiful. Making art is like setting off to travel to fine peace in the mind. On the throwing wheel, a concentric circle is made then numerous different circular shapes are created. Through this clay a space and a mass is created. This space contains my life. It is I. there is jot in taking a deep breath and viewing mountains; life is definitely worthwhile just for the fact that I am able to see and exist. Furthermore, I make things that can be looked at and enjoyed. My work is an expression of everything that exists. It is my life itself.